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Unformatted text preview: often to far distant newly vacated areas.
He started the first large scale deportations.
from Kalhu (Nimrud) c. 730. The newly vacant lands would be filled with
other deported peoples.
This is what happened to Israel and where
the Samaritans came from. Tiglathpileser Tiglathpileser on campaign. Tiglath-pileser III on campaign. Tiglathpileser was soon on the march and by 732 had captured Damascus. Tiglathpileser was soon on the march and by 732 had captured Damascus. He brought Israel and Judah under his control. He claims to have put down a revolt by Uzziah of Judah. Menahem of Israel paid him tribute.
Ahaz of Judah paid tribute.
Ahaz owed Tiglathpileser (Pul) for when Resin of Damascus and Pekeh of Israel had attacked him, Tiglathpileser had come to his aid. (Isa. 7 and II Kings 15:29)
At first he left Nabonassar King of Babylon.
Nabonassar (747735) had tried to revive the flagging fortunes of Babylon, but Assyria’s rise stopped him. After his death a few weak kings followed and rebellion broke out in 731, which Tiglath
pileser put down in 729, proclaiming himself king.
Tiglathpileser claims to have deported 155,000 Chaldeans, and 65,000 Medes. Shalmaneser V (727722) followed his father onto the throne.
At this time, Hoshea, King of Israel at Samaria, listened to his proEgyptian courtiers and decided to test Shalmaneser, relying on Egypt for help.
He did not pay tribute and soon Shalmaneser was upon him, 725.
But, during the siege, Shalmaneser was killed it appears, in a coup. Kalhu Shalmaneser had raised taxes to pay for his campaigns and he was overthrown by Sargon. Sargon finished the capturing of Samaria, 722, and took all the credit. Sargon claims to have deported 27,270 people to the east. Destruction of
finished by Sargon II Samaria was
& A Greek ambassador visits
the palace of King Sargon
II (722-705) at DurSharrukin “Fortress of
Sargon” 12 miles NE of
Nineveh. Sargon 722705 was a very vigorouscampaigner. Having finished off Sam...
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