Study Guide

Tiglath-Pileser in 2 Kings

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This Assyrian king invades Israel and carries off a good number of the people to Assyria. He also later helps King Ahaz of Judah defeat his enemies—Pekah of Israel and Rezin of Aram—conquering Damascus, for instance. The altar he builds in Damascus inspires Ahaz to build a copy altar in Judah. However, aside from this fairly significant role, not much more information is given about him.

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