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2 Kings 17:6

Context
17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea’s reign, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the people of Israel 1  to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, along the Habor (the river of Gozan), and in the cities of the Medes.

2 Kings 17:24

Context
The King of Assyria Populates Israel with Foreigners

17:24 The king of Assyria brought foreigners 2  from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim and settled them in the cities of Samaria 3  in place of the Israelites. They took possession of Samaria and lived in its cities.

1 tn The Hebrew text has simply “Israel” as the object of the verb.

2 tn The object is supplied in the translation.

3 sn In vv. 24-29 Samaria stands for the entire northern kingdom of Israel.



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