James B. Pritchard, ed., Ancient Near Eastern Texts (Princeton: Princeton Univ., 1969), p. 280. On this western alliance, see Mordechai Cogan and Hayim Tadmor, II Kings, Anchor Bible Series (New York: Doubleday, 1988), pp. 92–93; Wayne T. Pitard, Ancient Damascus (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1987), pp. 125–130; and Hayim Tadmor, “Assyria and the West: The Ninth Century and Its Aftermath,” in H. Goedicke and J. J. M. Roberts, eds., Unity and Diversity: Essays in the History, Literature, and Religion of the Ancient Near East (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1975), p. 39.