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1. Shalmaneser III was king of Assyria, 858–824bce; he defeated Hazael of Damascus in 841 and accepted tribute from Jehu of Israel, as recorded on the Black Obelisk, now in the British Museum in London.

2. Shalmaneser V, 727–722bce, put down a rebellion of Phoenicia, Israel, and Egyptian supporters; he imprisoned Hoshea king of Israel (724 bce) and besieged Samaria, which fell in 722.

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