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- The commander-in-chief of ancient Assyria.
- 1611, And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem. — 2 Kings 18:17 (Authorised Version)
- 1611, In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it — Isaiah 20:1 (Authorised Version)