A prominent Canaanite and Israelite city located about twenty-five miles southwest of Jerusalem and fifteen miles west of Hebron. The OT contains many references to Lachish. When Japhia, king of Lachish, joined an anti-Gibeonite coalition to resist the Israelite invasion, Joshua put him to death and captured Lachish (Josh 10:1-32). King Amaziah of Judah (ca. 800–783 BCE) was killed at Lachish, where he had taken refuge from a palace revolt in Jerusalem (2Kgs 14:17-20). Sennacherib’s devastation of Lachish is also documented in the Bible (2Kgs 18:13).
The Sun Stands Still
1When King Adoni-zedek of Jerusalem heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it, doing to Ai and its king as he had done to ... View more
17King Amaziah son of Joash of Judah lived fifteen years after the death of King Jehoash son of Jehoahaz of Israel.18Now the rest of the deeds of Amaziah, are t ... View more
Sennacherib Invades Judah
13In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, King Sennacherib of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and captured ... View more