Tiglath Pileser III – Prominent King of Assyria

Tiglath-Pileser III (𒆪𒋾𒀀𒂍𒈗𒊏, meaning “my trust is in the son of the Ešarra” that is, the god Ninurta; ‎ Tiglat Pil’eser); was a prominent and the most famous king of Assyria in the 8th century BCE (ruled 745–727 BCE) who introduced advanced civil, military, and political systems into the Neo-Assyrian Empire and also who inaugurated the last and greatest phase of Assyrian expansion. He subjected Syria and Palestine to his rule, and later (729 or 728 BC) he merged the kingdoms of Assyria and Babylonia.

King Tiglath-pileser III; finished the conversion of the empire. This system of provinces, governors and inspectors, roads and garrisons was to survive the Assyrian empire. Later, the Babylonians, Persians, and Seleucids used the same instruments to rule the ancient Near East.

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