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Sennacherib's Assasination, 689 BC
Sennacherib's Assasination, 689 BC
Sennacherib's Assasination, 689 BC
June 18, 2016 at 11:25pm

Excerpt (2,877 years ago):

To gain the kinship they slew Sennacherib, their father …

Sennacherib's Assasination

The Nabonidus Stele records the assassination of Sennacherib by his sons in 681 B.C.

Translation

“In the month of Nisanu, on a favorable day, complying with their exalted command, I made my joyful entrance into the royal palace, an awesome place, wherein abides the fate of kings. A firm determination fell upon my brothers. They forsook the gods and turned to their deed of violence plotting evil. ... To gain the kinship they slew Sennacherib, their father ...”