Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah
Eight years after the captivity of Israel:
did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities
of Judah, and took them;
many of them, the frontier towns, and proceeded as far as Lachish; ambitious of enlarging his dominions, his father having subdued the kingdom of Israel, and being also provoked by Hezekiah's refusing to pay him tribute. Mention is made of this king by name, by Herodotus and other Heathen writers, see the note on ( Isaiah 36:1 ) in the Apocryha:
``Now when Enemessar was dead, Sennacherib his son reigned in his stead; whose estate was troubled, that I could not go into Media.'' (Tobit 1:15)he is called Sennacherib, and is said to be son of Enemassat, that is, Shalmaneser; however, he succeeded him in his kingdom; though some F15 take him to be the same with Shalmaneser: he is said by Metasthenes
F16 to reign seven years, and was succeeded by Assaradon, who, according to him, reigned ten years.