2 Kings 18:21, 19:9; Isaiah 36:6, 37:9, 17–22. The weakness of the Egyptian ally, however, is demonstrated by his failure to send help to Hezekiah, who was under siege in his capital. See Douglas J. Brenner and Emily Teeter, Egypt and the Egyptians (New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1999), p. 50. Compare Antony Spalinger, “The Concept of Monarchy During the Saite Epoch—An Essay of Synthesis,” Orientalia 47 (1978), p. 24. See also Hayyim Angel, “Differing Portrayals of Hezekiah’s Righteousness: Narratives and Prophecies,” Nachalah: Yeshiva Univ. Journal for the Study of Bible (1999), pp. 1–13. For Egyptian ties, see pp. 5 and 8.