The British Museum

ISRAEL UNDER ASSYRIAN YOKE. “In the days of King Pekah of Israel, King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria came and captured Ijon, Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried the people captive to Assyria” (2 Kings 15:29). Assyrian annals detailing the conquests of Tiglath-pileser III confirm the reigns of Israelite and Judahite kings including Menahem, Pekah and Hoshea.