After this did Sennacherib king of Assyria send his servants
Who are mentioned by name, ( 2 Kings 18:17 ) this was after Hezekiah had given him a large quantity of silver and gold to depart, and he did depart from him, ( 2 Kings 18:14-16 )
but he himself laid siege against Lachish,
and all his power with him; one of the cities of Judah, see ( Isaiah 36:2 ) , from hence he dispatched them
unto Hezekiah king of Judah, and unto all Judah that were at Jerusalem;
who had retired thither for safety, upon the invasion of their country by the king of Assyria.