Tiglath-pileser

Tiglath-pileser (Tig´lath-pi-lee´zuhr)

III, the king of Assyria from 745 to 727 BCE, also known as Pul (2Kgs 15:19; 1Chr 5:26) and referred to as Tilgath-pilneser (1Chr 5:6; 1Chr 5:26; 2Chr 28:20). He reorganized and revitalized the Neo-Assyrian empire after decades of internal disintegration. Menahem of Israel bought the political support of Assyria for his illegitimate rule with “a thousand talents of silver” (2Kgs 15:19). A rebellion of Tyre, Aram-Damascus, and Israel against Assyria was crushed during three years of war, 734–732. Tiglath-pileser captured Galilee and Gilead, exiled their populace, and organized the areas as Assyrian provinces (2Kgs 15:29; 1Chr 5:26). He installed Hosea as vassal king of a greatly reduced Israel. Ahaz of Judah had refused to join this anti-Assyrian coalition and had to undertake the obligations of Assyrian vassaldom (2Kgs 16:5; 2Kgs 7-9:5) to protect himself from reprisals.

2Kgs 15:19

19King Pul of Assyria came against the land; Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, so that he might help him confirm his hold on the royal power.

1Chr 5:26

26So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of King Pul of Assyria, the spirit of King Tilgath-pilneser of Assyria, and he carried them away, namely, the Reube ... View more

1Chr 5:6

6Beerah his son, whom King Tilgath-pilneser of Assyria carried away into exile; he was a chieftain of the Reubenites.

1Chr 5:26

26So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of King Pul of Assyria, the spirit of King Tilgath-pilneser of Assyria, and he carried them away, namely, the Reube ... View more

2Chr 28:20

20So King Tilgath-pilneser of Assyria came against him, and oppressed him instead of strengthening him.

2Kgs 15:19

19King Pul of Assyria came against the land; Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, so that he might help him confirm his hold on the royal power.

2Kgs 15:29

29In the days of King Pekah of Israel, King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria came and captured Ijon, Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all ... View more

1Chr 5:26

26So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of King Pul of Assyria, the spirit of King Tilgath-pilneser of Assyria, and he carried them away, namely, the Reube ... View more

2Kgs 16:5

5Then King Rezin of Aram and King Pekah son of Remaliah of Israel came up to wage war on Jerusalem; they besieged Ahaz but could not conquer him.

2Kgs 7-9:5

1But Elisha said, “Hear the word of the Lord: thus says the Lord, Tomorrow about this time a measure of choice meal shall be sold for a shekel, and two measures ... View more

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