An ancient Palestinian city captured by both the Assyrians and the Babylonians. By the early first millennium b.c. Lachish (modern Tell el-Duweir) was the second-most important town in the kingdom of Israel. As such it became a target of the Assyrian king Sennacherib, who took it in 701 b.c., although he failed to capture Jerusalem. Babylonia's King Nebuchadnezzar II seized Lachish circa 586 b.c.

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  • LACHISH — (Heb. לָכִישׁ), Canaanite and Israelite city, identified with a prominent mound (Ar. Tell ed Duweir) situated to the southeast of Bet Guvrin. The mound was excavated from 1932 to 1938 under the direction of James L. Starkey (with the results… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lachish — ( he. לכיש) was a town located in the Shephelah, or maritime plain of Philistia (Joshua 10:3, 5; 12:11). This town was first mentioned in the Amarna letters as Lakisha Lakiša (EA 287, 288, 328, 329, 335). The Israelites captured and destroyed… …   Wikipedia

  • Lachish —    Impregnable, a royal Canaanitish city in the Shephelah, or maritime plain of Palestine (Josh. 10:3, 5; 12:11). It was taken and destroyed by the Israelites (Josh. 10:31 33). It afterwards became, under Rehoboam, one of the strongest fortresses …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Lachish — Lakish 31° 33′ 54″ N 34° 50′ 58″ E / 31.565, 34.849444 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lachish — A large city 48 km. (30 miles) SW of Jerusalem, much fought over, which has yielded important discoveries to archaeologists. It was captured by Joshua (Josh. 10:31 f.), rebuilt by Rehoboam according to the Chronicler (2 Chron. 11:5 ff.), captured …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • LACHISH OSTRACA — LACHISH OSTRACA, a collection of inscribed sherds discovered at lachish by J.L. Starkey . Eighteen were discovered in 1935 in a room adjacent to the city gate, among the ruins of stratum II, which was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia, and …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LACHISH REGION — LACHISH REGION, development region in southern Israel, comprising an area of approximately 275 sq. mi. (750 sq. km.). Stretching from the Mediterranean Coast between Niẓẓanim and the Gaza Strip eastward to the pre 1967 armistice line, the region… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lachish — geographical name city of ancient Palestine W of Hebron …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lachish — /lay kish/, n. a Canaanite city captured by Joshua: now an archaeological site in Israel. * * * …   Universalium

  • Lachish — /lay kish/, n. a Canaanite city captured by Joshua: now an archaeological site in Israel …   Useful english dictionary

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