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Post  A Bible Student on Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:56 pm

Pul is the first Assyrian king to be mentioned in the bible.  However, I have not found any independent historical reference to him.  There is some debate on this point, but he is generally identified with Tiglathpileser III and may have been the name he adopted when he took the throne (Ref2).

2 Kings 15:19-20
And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.  And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not there in the land.

1 Chronicles 5:26
And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.

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