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Jerusalem

A number of sieges have the name Siege of Jerusalem:

  • Sack of Jerusalem (925 BC) by Egyptian pharaoh Shoshenq I, called Shishaq in the Bible
  • Assyrian Siege of Jerusalem (701 BC) by Sennacherib, fighting a revolt against the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
  • Siege of Jerusalem (597 BC) by Nebuchadrezzar II, which crushed a rebellion in the Kingdom of Judah and resulted in deportation of King Jehoiachin to Babylon
  • Siege of Jerusalem (587 BC) by Nebuchadrezzar II, who fought pharaoh Apries's attempt to invade Judah. It ended in the destruction of the city and First Temple, and the exile of prominent citizens to Babylon.
  • Siege of Jerusalem (70) by Titus, ending the major portion of Great Jewish Revolt. It ended in the destruction of Herod's Temple.
  • Siege of Jerusalem (614) by Shahrbaraz (Sassanid general) capturing the city from the Byzantines, part of the Roman-Persian Wars
  • Siege of Jerusalem (637) by Umar the Great, capturing the city from the Byzantine Empire
  • Siege of Jerusalem (1099) by the crusaders, a part of the First Crusade
  • Siege of Jerusalem (1187) by Saladin, resulting in the recapture of the city by the Muslims
  • Siege of Jerusalem (1244) by the Khwarezmians, again resulting in the recapture of the city from the Christians, to whom it had been returned by treaty
  • Battle of Jerusalem (1917) involved the capture of the city in the Sinai and Palestine campaign of World War I by British and Commonwealth forces
  • Siege of Jerusalem (1948) during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. The city was divided between Jordan and Israel; the latter proceeded to make Jerusalem its capital.
  • An encirclement of Jerusalem occurred in 1967, which was completed with the Battle of Ammunition Hill; however, the Six-Day War was short and decisive enough that a "siege" never quite took place.

In literature:

  • Siege of Jerusalem (poem), 14th-century Middle English alliterative poem depicting the events of 70 AD.
  • The Siege of Jerusalem, 1771 poetical drama by Mary Bowes, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne


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