Definition of Tiglath-pileser
the name of three kings of Assyria, notably. Tiglath-pileser I, reigned circa 1115-circa 1077 bc. He extended Assyrian territory by taking Cappadocia, reaching Syria, and defeating the king of Babylonia. Tiglath-pileser III, reigned circa 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.