The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible2 Kings 15:29
In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king
Into the land of Israel; he is called by a Jewish
chronologer F3, Pul-Asir; so Phul-Assar by Metasthenes F4, who says
he reigned twenty five years; he very probably was the son of Pul the
Assyrian king, mentioned (2 Kings 15:19) , and is thought to be the same
that Aelianus F5 calls Tilgamos; some think he had the first part of
his name from Diglath, or Diglito, by which the river Tigris is called
in Pliny F6, with which Assyria was washed; and that Pil, or Pul, is
Baal, Bel, Jupiter, and Azar is Mars F7; of all which his name is
and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah;
of which see (1 Kings 15:20) ,
a city in the tribe of Ephraim, (Joshua 16:6)
and Kedesh, and Hazor;
cities in Naphtali: (Joshua 19:36,37)
a country beyond Jordan, which belonged to the Reubenites,
Gadites, and half tribe of Manasseh:
and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali;
that is, upper Galilee, which
lay in Naphtali:
and carried them captive to Assyria;
which was the first captivity of
Israel in which half their tribes were carried away.
F3 David Ganz. Ut supra. (Tzemach David, par. 2. fol. 3. 2.)
F4 Ut supra. (De Judicio Temp. & Annal. Pers. fol. 221. 2.)
F5 De Animal. l. 12. c. 21.
F6 Nat. Hist. l. 6. c. 27.
F7 Hyde Hist. Relig. Pers. p. 65, 66.