One day, 1 as he was worshiping 2 in the temple of his god Nisroch, 3 his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him down with the sword. 4 They ran away to the land of Ararat; his son Esarhaddon replaced him as king.
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1 sn The assassination of King Sennacherib probably took place in 681
2 tn The verb that introduces this verse serves as a discourse particle and is untranslated; see note on “in the future” in 2:2.
3 sn No such Mesopotamian god is presently known. Perhaps the name Nisroch is a corruption of Nusku.
4 sn Extra-biblical sources also mention the assassination of Sennacherib, though they refer to only one assassin. See M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 239-40.