This Week's Story

Hezekiah: A Big Man and Little Mice, part four

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Sennacherib puffs hot air and Hezekiah listens.

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“So-o-o! Sennacherib thinks this is his time for one-upsmanship. He’s the BIG man and we are little mice caught in his trap? Tell me, what did his personal representative say to you today, Eli, my friend?”

“King Hezekiah, the Assyrian messenger shouted so loudly to me and the men with me that our soldiers on the city walls of Jerusalem could hear him. The guy was like a rat-a-tat machine. ‘Sennacherib, great king, defender of Assur, guardian of Ishtar, goddess of love, preserver of…
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