Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Sargon II speaks of razing, destroying, and burning cities in his conquests."

For example "I razed, destroyed, and burned Raphia."

     Sargon II, Annals, ll. 53-57, as translated (?) by K. Lawson Younger, Jr., in The context of Scripture, edited by William W. Hallo and K. Lawson Younger, Jr., vol. 2:  Monumental inscriptions from the biblical world (Leiden:  Brill, 2000), p. 293.