2 Kings 19:35

Hebrew Bible

35 That very night the angel of the Lord went out and killed 185,000 in the Assyrian camp. When they got up early the next morning, there were all the corpses. 36 So King Sennacherib of Assyria broke camp and went on his way. He went home and stayed in Nineveh. 37 One day, as he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisroch, his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword. They escaped to the land of Ararat; his son Esarhaddon replaced him as king.

Tobit 1:18


19 Then one of the Ninevites went and informed the king about me, that I was burying them; so I hid myself. But when I realized that the king knew about me and that I was being searched for to be put to death, I was afraid and ran away. 20 Then all my property was confiscated; nothing was left to me that was not taken into the royal treasury except my wife Anna and my son Tobias. 21 But not forty days passed before two of Sennacherib's sons killed him, and they fled to the mountains of Ararat, and his son Esar-haddon reigned after him. He appointed Ahikar, the son of my brother Hanael over all the accounts of his kingdom, and he had authority over the entire administration.

 Notes and References

"... Tobit’s story is firmly anchored in Israel’s story. He is a casualty of the Assyrian invasion and the exile of the northern tribes (Tobit 1:3, 10; 2 Kings 17:5–18; 18:9–12). Sennacherib’s defeat in Judea adversely affects Tobit’s story until Sennacherib’s murder (Tobit 1:18–21; 2 Kings 19:35–37). More to the point, the author presents an understanding of personal and national history that reflects Deuteronomy’s teaching concerning the consequences of obedience and disobedience to the covenant, and promotes the practices that conduce to close observance of the covenant ..."

DeSilva, David A. The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha (p. 91) Oxford University Press, 2012

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