Asaf Bartov (ijon) wrote,
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My Life with Tiggy [buy the book!]

Those of you who've ever heard me speak about naming babies must have heard my perennial suggestion: Tiglath Pileser (the baby's friends could call him/her Tiggy!). Today I've discovered that not only am I in the Bible, but that I'm mentioned right next to Tiggy!
In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.
--The Bible, King James Version, 2 Kings 15:29.

Well, yes, my given name is a real Biblical name, too, but I knew that.
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