“Have I now come up without Yahweh against this place to destroy it?” The Bible does not tell us why Sennacherib king of Assyria would say this. It is extremely unlikely that a prophet of Yahweh said that to him. The most likely explanation is that Sennacherib’s spies and contacts in Judah reported to him the words of Yahweh’s prophets to the Judeans that the Assyrians were going to come and attack Judah (cp. Isa. 8:7-8; 10:5-6).