Ahaz Sought Help From Assyria
Baal worship climaxed in Judah during the reign of Ahaz (2
Ki 16). Ahaz (about 732-715 B.C.), was faced with Assyria`s
rise to power under TiglathPileser III; but Ahaz resisted
the urgings of Rezin of Syria and Pekah of Israel to join
an alliance against Assyria. Instead, Ahaz sought help from
Assyria, against the prophet Isaiah`s advice, and received
assistance in return for heavy tribute.