Assyrian lamassu

These winged bulls were placed at the entrance of Assyrian palaces to "guard" the entrance from evil. This one was excavated from the palace at Khorsabad.

Enemy under foot

This photo from an Assyrian palace gives us insight into this common way of showing dominion in the ancient world. This expression is used of both OT Kings and of Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:25).

Black Obelisk of Shalmanneser III

This black obelisk was erected by Assyrian king Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC).

Jehu Panel of the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III

This panel, showing Jehu offering tribute, is the earliest surviving picture of an Israelite.

Tiglath Pileser III

This Assyrian king is also referred to in the Scriptures by his Assyrian name "Pul" or "Pulu".

Chronicle of Tiglath Pileser III

Assyrian king Tiglath Pileser III (747-727 BC) is mentioned in 2 Kings 15:29 as capturing some northern Israelite cities. His Assyrian name was Pulu.

Prism of Sennacherib

This prism chronicles the military successes of Assyrian king Sennacherib including his campaign into Palestine. This invasion is mentioned in 2 Kings 18.

Assyrian seige engine

This photo is from a relief commemorating the Assyrian victory over Lachish

Israelites of Lachish taken into captivity

The prophet Micah predicted the fall of Lachish and the capture of its women and children (Micah 1:13-16).

Sling and stones

Assyrian warriors used slings along with bows and arrows and spears to conquer Lachish.

Assyrian king Ashurbanipal

Ashurbanipal ruled from 669-627 BC. Nahum 3:8 refers to the conquest of Thebes for which this Assyrian king was responsible.


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