refuses to pay tribute to
in an attempt to break free from that kingdom.
and captures all of its fortified cities, occupying
As a result,
agrees to pay
whatever he demands. Even so,
sends three high-ranking military officers to
supported by an army. After several threats against the city (countered by encouragement to the Judeans from the prophet
army is wiped out by God.
where he is killed while praying by two of his sons
is succeeded by a third son,
אֵסַר -חַדֹּן .