18:9 In the fourth year of King Hezekiah’s reign (it was the seventh year of the reign of Israel’s King Hoshea, son of Elah), King Shalmaneser of Assyria marched 1 up against Samaria 2 and besieged it. 18:10 After three years he captured it (in the sixth year of Hezekiah’s reign); in the ninth year of King Hoshea’s reign over Israel Samaria was captured. 18:11 The king of Assyria deported the people of Israel 3 to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, along the Habor (the river of Gozan), and in the cities of the Medes. 18:12 This happened because they did not obey 4 the Lord their God and broke his agreement with them. 5 They did not pay attention to and obey all that Moses, the Lord’s servant, had commanded. 6
18:13 In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah’s reign, King Sennacherib of Assyria marched up against all the fortified cities of Judah and captured them. 18:14 King Hezekiah of Judah sent this message to the king of Assyria, who was at Lachish, “I have violated our treaty. 7 If you leave, I will do whatever you demand.” 8 So the king of Assyria demanded that King Hezekiah of Judah pay three hundred talents 9 of silver and thirty talents of gold. 18:15 Hezekiah gave him all the silver in 10 the Lord’s temple and in the treasuries of the royal palace.
3 tn The Hebrew text has simply “Israel” as the object of the verb.
4 tn Heb “listen to the voice of.”
5 tn Heb “his covenant.”
6 tn Heb “all that Moses, the
7 tn Or “I have done wrong.”
8 tn Heb “Return from upon me; what you place upon me, I will carry.”
9 tn The Hebrew term כִּכָּר (kikkar, “circle”) refers generally to something that is round. When used of metals it can refer to a disk-shaped weight made of the metal or to a standard unit of weight, generally regarded as a talent. Since the accepted weight for a talent of metal is about 75 pounds, this would have amounted to about 22,500 pounds of silver and 2,250 pounds of gold.
10 tn Heb “that was found.”