HOME | Story | Seige of Jeusalem: Prism extract
Cylinder of Sennacherib, king of Assyria, about 705-681bce.
One of the finest & most perfect objects of its class ever discovered.
Its importance as an historical document can hardly be overrated.
It contains 487 lines of closely written cuniform text & was inscribed in the eponymy of Bel-murranni, prefect of Karkemish, c. 691 BCE.
The text records eight expeditions of Sennacherib.
Illustration: "The Illustrated Bible Dictionary",
Inter-Varsity Press, 1980.
Taylor Prism: British Museum.