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2 Kings 17:3-5

17:3 King Shalmaneser of Assyria threatened 1  him; Hoshea became his subject and paid him tribute. 17:4 The king of Assyria discovered that Hoshea was planning a revolt. 2  Hoshea had sent messengers to King So 3  of Egypt and had not sent his annual tribute to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria arrested him and imprisoned him. 4  17:5 The king of Assyria marched through 5  the whole land. He attacked Samaria and besieged it for three years.

1 tn Heb “went up against.”

2 tn Heb “and the king of Assyria found in Hoshea conspiracy.”

3 sn For discussion of this name, see HALOT 744 s.v. סוֹא and M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 196.

4 tn Heb “and bound him in the house of confinement.”

5 tn Heb “went up against.”

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