TAHARQA, KING OF EGYPT, ETHIOPIA AND KUSH - At 20 years old, Taharqa participated in a historic battle with the Assyrian emperor Sennacherib at Eltekeh. At Hezekiah’s request, Taharqa and the Egyptian/Kushite army managed to stall the Assyrian advance on Jerusalem. Sennacherib abandoned the siege and returned home. Thus, Taharqa saved Jerusalem and Hebrew society from destruction. The power and prowess of Taharqa’s military forces was well renowned and, led to an era of peace in Egypt.