Isaac Kalimi, Ph.D. (1990), Gutenberg Forschungsprofessor, Hebräische Bibel und Geschichte Israels, Evng.-Theologische Fakultät, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Deutschland. He has published numerous books and articles in English, German and Hebrew, including Das Chronikbuch und seine Chronik: Zur Entstehung und Rezeption eines biblischen Buches (Herder 2013) and The Reshaping of Ancient Israelite History in Chronicles (Eisenbrauns, 2005, reprinted 2012).
Seth Richardson Ph.D. (Columbia University, 2002) is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Texts from the Late Old Babylonian Period (ASOR, 2010), editor of Rebellions and Peripheries in the Cuneiform World (AOS, 2010), and has published more than two dozen scholarly articles on the political and intellectual history of the ancient Near East.
Scholars, students and general readers in ancient history, comparative literature, and the cultures of the ancient Near East.
"this collection is in its own way [...] an anthology of modern scholarly 'memory' [of the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib]." – Philip Davies, University of Sheffield, in: The Expository Times 126 (11)
Table of contents
1. Isaac Kalimi & Seth Richardson Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem (701 B.C.E.): Story, History and Historiography: An Introduction
Part One: "I will defend this City to Save It"
2. Isaac Kalimi Sennacherib’s Campaign to Judah: The Chronicler’s View Compared with his ‘Biblical’ Sources
3. Mordechai Cogan Cross-examining the Assyrian Witnesses to Sennacherib’s Third Campaign: Assessing the Limits of Historical Reconstruction
4. David Ussishkin Sennacherib’s Campaign to Judah: The Archaeological Perspective with an Emphasis on Lachish and Jerusalem
5. Jeremy Pope Beyond the Broken Reed: Kushite Intervention and the Limits of l’histoire événementielle
Part Two: "The Weapon of Aššur"
6. Eckart Frahm Family Matters: Psychohistorical Reflections on Sennacherib and His Times
7. Mario Fales The Road to Judah: 701 B.C.E. in the Context of Sennacherib’s Political-Military Strategy
8. Peter Dubovský Sennacherib’s Invasion of the Levant through the Eyes of Assyrian Intelligence Services
Part Three: Nachleben
9. Tawny Holm Memories of Sennacherib in Aramaic Tradition
10. Gerbern S. Oegema Sennacherib’s Campaign and its Reception in the Time of the Second Temple
11. Rivka Ulmer Sennacherib in Midrashic and Related Literature: Inscribing History in Midrash
12. Joseph Verheyden The Devil in Person, The Devil in Disguise: Looking for King Sennacherib in Early Christian Literature
13. Seth Richardson The First ‘World Event’: Sennacherib at Jerusalem