(not mentioned in Scripture) was the most famous of the monarchs of the first Assyrian empire (about B.C. 1110). After his death, for two hundred years the empire fell into decay. The history of David and Solomon falls within this period. He was succeeded by his son, Shalmaneser II.
His son, tiglath-pileser i., was one of the great conquerors of history.
tiglath-pileser i., not only names him in his invocation, but represents himself as ruling especially under his auspices.
tiglath-pileser i. had seen its walls from the opposite shore of the Euphrates, but had not ventured to approach them.
His campaigns and conquests rivalled those of tiglath-pileser i., and indeed exceeded them both in extent and in brutality.