A Princely Letter: A Letter From Ululayu (Shalmaneser V) To His Father Tiglath-Pileser III (4.45)
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Commentary

The Assyrian king Shalmaneser V (726–722bce), whose birth name was Ululayu, is credited in the Bible (2Kgs 17:1–6; 2 Kgs 18:9–12) with the conquest of Samaria, which took place in the last year of his reign; he probably also conquered Sam’al and Que. Before he ascended the Assyrian throne, he served as Tiglath-pileser III’s crown prince. In this capacity, it was his duty to deal with various state matters, both domestic and foreign, especially when his father travelled or went on campaigns.…

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Frahm, Eckart, “A Princely Letter: A Letter From Ululayu (Shalmaneser V) To His Father Tiglath-Pileser III (4.45)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 22 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_4_45>
First published online: 2017



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