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Sargon (sar'gon), firm king. An Assyrian king, successor of Shalmaneser and father of Sennacherib. For centuries nothing was known of him only one fact, Isaiah 20:1, that Ashdod was taken by his command. The exhumed ruins of the Khorsabad palace show him to have been a great warrior with able generals, the chief of whom was Tartan. He reigned from 722 to 705 b.c., and was murdered in the magnificent palace he had built.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Sargon'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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