Lachish had been a royal Canaanitish city, located in the Shephelah, a plain of Palestine. The Israelites captured and destroyed it, and then built their fortress. It was eventually overtaken by Sennacherib, as recounted on slabs now held in the British Museum.
- Josh. 10:3,5; 12:11.
- Josh. 10:31-33
- 2 Kings 18:14,17; 19:8; Isa. 36:2.