Definition of Tiglath-pileser in English:


proper noun

  • 1The name of three kings of Assyria, notably.

    1. 1.1Tiglath-pileser I, reigned c.1115–c.1077 BC. He extended Assyrian territory by taking Cappadocia, reaching Syria, and defeating the king of Babylonia.
    2. 1.2Tiglath-pileser III, reigned c.745–727 BC. He brought the Assyrian empire to the height of its power by subduing large parts of Syria and Palestine, and he conquered Babylonia.