Map of Old Testament Israel - Lachish
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Lachish T. ed-Duweir. Canaanite city taken by Joshua, Josh. 10. 3, 31ff in Shephelah of Judah, Josh. 15. 39; fortified by Rehoboam, 2 Chr. 11. 9, and a city of kingdom of Judah, 2 Kgs. 14. 19; captured by Sennacherib and made base for attack on Jerusalem in 701 B.C., 2 Kgs. 18. 14, 17; 19. 8; (Isa. 36. 2; 37. 8); one of last places to fall to Babylonians before fall of Jerusalem, Jer. 34. 7; reoccupied after Exile, Neh. 11. 30. Scene of important excavations with a series of superimposed Canaanite temples (c. 1600-1225 B.c.), and the Lachish letters or inscribed ostraca of c. 589 B.C.
Joshua 10:3 -
Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying,
Joshua 10:31 - And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it:
Joshua 15:39 - Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
2 Chronicles 11:9 - And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
2 Kings 14:19 - Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there.
2 Kings 18:14 - And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which thou puttest on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.
2 Kings 18:17 - And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which [is] in the highway of the fuller's field.
2 Kings 19:8 - So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
Isaiah 36:2 - And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field.
Isaiah 37:8 - So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
Jeremiah 34:7 - When the king of Babylon's army fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that were left, against Lachish, and against Azekah: for these defenced cities remained of the cities of Judah.
Nehemiah 11:30 - Zanoah, Adullam, and [in] their villages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof, at Azekah, and [in] the villages thereof. And they dwelt from Beersheba unto the valley of Hinnom.
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