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A city captured by Assyria. The ambassador for Sennacherib (king of Assyria) uses the fate of Hena (along with other cities) as a warning to King Hezekiah. He insists that Assyria will conquer Jerusalem too (2 Kgs 18:34; 19:13; Isa 37:13).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
HENA (PLACE) [Heb hēnaʿ (הֵנַע)]. Assyria under Shalmaneser V (726–722) and Sargon II (721–705) conquered Samaria and took tribute from Judah’s king Ahaz (733–727). Hezekiah (727–698) continued the tribute, but when Sargon died, Hezekiah rebelled against Assyria. The Assyrian King Sennacherib (704–681)
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hena. One of the six cities that Rabshakeh boasted fell before the armies of Sennacherib, in spite of their gods (2 Kgs 18:34). Rabshakeh hoped the example of these cities would strike fear in King Hezekiah’s heart and make him doubt the Lord’s deliverance as the same hordes surrounded Jerusalem. The
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HENA One of the six cities that the rabshakeh boasted fell before the armies of Sennacherib, in spite of their gods (2 Kgs 18:34). Rabshakeh hoped the example of these cities would strike fear in King Hezekiah’s heart and make him doubt the Lord’s deliverance as the same hordes surrounded Jerusalem.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HENA. A city whose god, the Assyrians boasted, could not save it (2 Ki. 18:34). It is identified by lxx with Ana on the Euphrates. Hena and Ivvah have been identified as Arab. star names, and consequently taken as the names of deities. This is, however, unlikely, as the latter is almost certainly a place-name
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary