Isaiah 20:1
King of Assyria, successor of Shalmaneser IV., but called a usurper. His general, the Tartan, captured Ashdod (Isa. 20:11In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it; (Isaiah 20:1)). He reigned B.C. 722-705. Though his name appears in Scripture only in the above passage, it is believed that he accomplished the taking of Samaria which was begun by Shalmaneser. See SAMARIA. He made various conquests and strengthened the kingdom of Assyria, and built some of the palaces.