15:29 Tiglath-pileser. That is, Tiglath-pileser III. All the cities and areas listed are in the northern part of the Israelite kingdom. During his campaign of 733–732 b.c., Tiglath-pileser also ravaged Syria and captured its capital, Damascus (16:9).
carried the people captive to Assyria. As is remarked in 10:32, God was reducing Israel in land and population.