And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Uriah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.
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George Leo Haydock
To meet, and congratulate the king on his victory, and perhaps to divert him from proceeding any father. (Calmet)
But it was too late, ver. 7. (Haydock)
The same year Phacee hastened to defend his dominions, but was slain by Osee. (Salien, the year before Christ 757.)