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Tiglath-pileser

(In Chronicles spelled Tilgath-pilneser.) King of Assyria, 747–734 B.C., took Gilead, Galilee, and Naphtali from Pekah, king of Israel (2 Kgs. 15:29); hired by Ahaz, king of Judah against Rezin and Pekah (2 Kgs. 16:7); took Damascus (2 Kgs. 16:9); other conquests (1 Chr. 5:26); distressed Ahaz (2 Chr. 28:20).