For in ancient times there strode about the earth Tiglath-Pileser, the Assyrian,
and Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon who, like young lions, thought to devour unto themselves
the whole earth.
Summary: While Yeshua was teaching at the house of Demitrius in the city of Hippos,
he made reference to several builders of empire, including: Tiglath-Pileser, Nebuchadnezzar,
Cyrus of Persia, and Alexander of Macedonia. Yeshua mentioned these historical figures
to portray the rise and inevitable fall of empires built by those who enslave and
take dominion over others (Y:10:60-80).
Yeshua was likely referring to Tiglath-Pileser III, who is mentioned in the Hebrew
Bible (2 Kings 15-16; 1 Chron. 5:26). Tiglath-Pileser was an ambitious and prominent
king who ruled in Assyria during the eighth century BCE (c. 745—727 BCE). He created
the world’s first professional army and with his vast conquests and extensive reforms,
is considered one of the most successful military commanders and emperor builders