Lachish was an ancient Canaanite and Israelite city. It was the second largest city of the Judean empire.
Lachish is generally regarded as the second most important city in the southern kingdom of Judah. It enters the biblical narrative in the battle accounts of Joshua, Sennacherib and Nebuchadnezzar.
This video tells the story of the Assyrian siege and why this is so important in the history of Israel.