20:1 In those days. There is good reason to believe that this incident and the reception of the Babylonian envoys (vv. 12–19) occurred before the Assyrian invasion of Judah in 701 b.c., because according to Babylonian documents, Merodach-baladan (v. 12) died in 703 b.c. Since God added fifteen years to Hezekiah’s life (v. 6), he would have been ill in 702 b.c. or before.