Oct 192017

Sancheriv had the opportunity to destroy Jerusalem also but he delayed and missed his chance.  The day he got to Jerusalem was the last day to finish up the punishments relating to the city of Nov but he waited until the next morning and therefore didn’t succeed.  The gemara diverges to King David’s punishment for what happened in Nov, holding him indirectly responsible for the death of all the inhabitants of the city.  A whole encounter between him and Yishbi, the brother of Goliath is described as having a connection to this.

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