Primary Sources About the Siege of Jerusalem
Consider the basic questions:
• What documents are most reliable
What we see when we view history is deeply connected to a wide variety of conditions and circumstances. Studying two opposing accounts of the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem in 701 A.D. from the Assyrian and the Judaic perspectives can provide a great learning experience related to this very concept.
By using primary source documents, students will identify and describe similarities and differences between the accounts of the Assyrian siege.
Students will evaluate the sources to establish points of the siege not in dispute.
Students will develop a basic understanding of how these techniques can be applied across sources.
What happened during Sennacherib's siege of Jerusalem?
See the handout. Read the source material and complete it in your groups. Share your observations.
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