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Shalmaneser III

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Shalmaneser III (or IV) appears as governor of Zimirra[?] in Phoenicia in the reign of Tiglath-Pileser IV (or III) and is supposed by H. Winckler to have been the son of the latter king.

At all events, on the death of Tiglath-Pileser, he succeeded to the throne the 25th of Tebet 727 BC, and changed his original name of Ulula to that of Shalmaneser.

The revolt of Samaria took place during his reign, and while he was besieging the rebel city he died on the 12th of Tebet 722 BC and the crown was seized by Sargon.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.

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