2 Kings 18:9-13Context
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.
1 tn Heb “went” (also in v. 13).
2 map For location see Map2 B1; Map4 D3; Map5 E2; Map6 A4; Map7 C1.
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