Male, Mythology

Sennacherib

Sennacherib is the name of an Ancient Assyrian king who lived in the 7th century BC, responsible for the destruction of the city of Babylon, rebuilding the city of Ninevah, and who features in the Old Testament.

The name Sennacherib is from Akkadian  sin-ahhi-eriba meaning “Sin has replaced my (lost) brothers” or “Sin has replaced the brothers”, a combination of the name of the Akkadian moon god Sin, aḫu (brother), and riābu (replace), the meaning of the name likely in reference to his having had older brothers who died before his birth.

Origin: Akkadian

Meaning: “Sin has replaced my (lost) brothers” or “Sin has replaced the brothers”, likely in reference that his birth replaced the loss of older brothers before his birth

Usage: Ancient Assyrian

Pronunciation: sen-na-ke-reb (Forvo) or sen-na-cher-ib

Variants:

  • Sîn-ahhī-erība (Ancient Assyrian)
  • Sancheriv (Biblical Hebrew)

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