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35 Then it came to pass that night, that the [a]angel of the Lord went forth and struck down 185,000 [men] in the camp of the Assyrians; when the survivors got up early in the morning, behold, all [185,000] of them were dead. 36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria [b]left and returned home, and lived at [c]Nineveh. 37 It came about as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, that his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer killed him with a sword; and they escaped to the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son became king in his place.

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  1. 2 Kings 19:35 See note Gen 16:7.
  2. 2 Kings 19:36 An account of his military campaign against Judah in 701 b.c. was recorded by Sennacherib on a hexagonal baked clay prism found in the ruins of his palace in Nineveh, in northern Iraq.
  3. 2 Kings 19:36 I.e. the capital city of Assyria.

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