Dothan found evidence of burning in two buildings from Iron Age IIB-III. He dated the lower phase to the reign of Sennacherib and the upper to that of Ashurbanipal (NEAEHL 1, p. 22). William G. Dever agrees: “The site was destroyed by fire, probably in the late 8th century B.C.E.” (OEANE 2, p. 55).