Excavating Nebuchadnezzar's Destruction at Lachish; Michael G. Hasel, PhD; October 22, 2013
The biblical city of Lachish is mentioned 24 times in the Old Testament. Some of the most notable references are: the Israelite conquest of Lachish (Joshua 10:3-35; 12:11; 15:39), the Assyrian siege and destruction of the city by the Assyrian king Sennacherib in 701 B.C. (2 Kings 19:8; 2 Chronicles 32:9), and the destruction of both Lachish and Jerusalem by the Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon, in 586 B.C. (Jeremiah 34:7). Lachish, during the Iron Age, stood as the most important city in Judah after Jerusalem. The biblical site of Lachish, known locally as Tell ed-Duweir, has been excavated in three prior expeditions. A fourth expedition to this site, along with reasons for this new project, serve as the focus of Hasel’s presentation.
Michael Hasel (PhD 1996, University of Arizona) is director of the Institute of Archaeology and curator of the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum at Southern Adventist University. At present, he is co-director for The Fourth Expedition to Lachish.
Archaeology, Lecture Series
History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Hasel, Michael G. and Southern Adventist University, "Excavating Nebuchadnezzar's Destruction at Lachish; Michael G. Hasel, PhD; October 22, 2013" (2013). Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series. 24.