Siege of Gezer (c. 733 BC)
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The Siege of Gezer (c. 733 BC) refers to a successful siege of the city known as Gezer, 20 miles west of Jerusalem, depicted on a stone relief at the Assyrian royal palace in Nimrud, where the city is called 'Gazru'.
The siege was conducted by the great Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III, who was one of the greatest generals and warriors in history, between 734 and 732 BC. The city was probably captured by the Assyrians at the end of the campaign of Tiglath-Pileser III to Canaan.
Recent archaeological excavation at the site reveals that not long after the city fell into Assyrian hands it became an Assyrian administrative center.
- Ehrlich, Carl S (November 1996). The Philistines in Transition: A History from Ca. 1000-730 B.C.E.. Brill Academic Publishers. pp. 192–193. ISBN 978-90-04-10426-6.
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