Pul

Concise Bible Dictionary:

1. King of Assyria who invaded Israel in the reign of Menahem, who gave him 1,000 talents of silver to confirm the kingdom to him (2 Kings 15:1919And 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. (2 Kings 15:19); 1 Chron. 5:2626And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser 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. (1 Chronicles 5:26)). Pul has not been identified among the kings of Assyria. There was one named Pulu, who took the name of Tiglath-pileser II. B.C. 745-727, and some have supposed that this king was Pul; but these dates do not agree with scripture, and in 1 Chronicles 5:2626And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser 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. (1 Chronicles 5:26), Pul is mentioned as a distinct king from Tiglath-pileser. Besides, Pulu reigned only 18 years, whereas the events recorded of Pul in 2 Kings 15:1919And 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. (2 Kings 15:19) were 31 years earlier than those concerning Tiglath-pileser in 2 Kings 15:2929In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria. (2 Kings 15:29). Rawlinson supposes Pul to be identical with a king called on the monuments Vul-lush or Iva-lush.

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

Transliteration:
Puwl
Phonic:
pool
Meaning:
of foreign origin; Pul, the name of an Assyrian king and of an Ethiopian tribe
KJV Usage:
Pul

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

distinguishing: separator (?)

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Fat; thick; elephant; lord; king; destruction:―name of a king and a place, 2 Kings 15:19. {Crassus}