Nineveh is located in Upper Mesopotamia, along the Tigris River, in the modern-day city of Mosul, Iraq. The site was settled in prehistoric times, in an agriculturally rich area located along the major trade routes of ancient Mesopotamia. King Sennacherib (704–681 B.C.E.), who is well-known in the Bible as the king who besieged Jerusalem during the reign of Hezekiah (2Kgs 18:13-19:37, Isa 36-37), moved the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire here. Perhaps even better known in the Bible is the story of the prophet Jonah, who was sent to preach to the people of Nineveh, a task that he tried to avoid. The book of Jonah describes the Assyrian capital as "an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across" (Jonah 3:3). Produced by RiddleMaps.com.
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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
Sennacherib Threatens Jerusalem
1In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, King Sennacherib of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and capt ... View more
3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days' walk across.