Two Letters Related To Assyrian Acts Of “Psychological Warfare”: A Letter From The Reign Of Tiglath-Pileser III (4.43)
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Commentary

The reign of the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III (744–727bce) marked the beginning of the greatest expansion the Assyrian state had ever seen. Among the countries affected by the king’s aggressive politics was Babylonia, Assyria’s southern neighbor. Early in his reign, Tiglath-pileser had helped the Babylonian ruler Nabonassar (Nabû-naṣir) to quell a rebellion of various unruly Aramean and Chaldean tribes, whereupon Nabonassar had become his vassal. Babylonia remained loyal to Assyria for more than ten years, but in 732bce, after the short reign of Nabonassar…

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Frahm, Eckart, “Two Letters Related To Assyrian Acts Of “Psychological Warfare”: A Letter From The Reign Of Tiglath-Pileser III (4.43)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_4_43>
First published online: 2017



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