NEAEHL 1, pp. 249–253. Stern (Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Periods, p. 325) is not clear on the subject of Beth-Shemesh. He does not say it was destroyed in 586, but it is classed with major towns in western Judah which were all totally destroyed. Earlier (p. 147) he states it was destroyed in 701 B.C.E.