2 Kings 17:1-6

Hoshea’s Reign over Israel

17:1 In the twelfth year of King Ahaz’s reign over Judah, Hoshea son of Elah became king over Israel. He reigned in Samaria for nine years. 17:2 He did evil in the sight of the Lord, but not to the same degree as the Israelite kings who preceded him. 17:3 King Shalmaneser of Assyria threatened him; Hoshea became his subject and paid him tribute. 17:4 The king of Assyria discovered that Hoshea was planning a revolt. Hoshea had sent messengers to King So of Egypt and had not sent his annual tribute to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria arrested him and imprisoned him. 17:5 The king of Assyria marched through the whole land. He attacked Samaria and besieged it for three years. 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea’s reign, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the people of Israel 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

The King of Assyria Populates Israel with Foreigners

17:24 The king of Assyria brought foreigners from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim and settled them in the cities of Samaria 10  in place of the Israelites. They took possession of Samaria and lived in its cities.

2 Kings 18:7

18:7 The Lord was with him; he succeeded in all his endeavors. 11  He rebelled against the king of Assyria and refused to submit to him. 12 

2 Kings 18:9

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 13  up against Samaria 14  and besieged it.

map For location see Map2-B1; Map4-D3; Map5-E2; Map6-A4; Map7-C1.

tn Heb “in the eyes of.”

tn Heb “went up against.”

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

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

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

tn Heb “went up against.”

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

tn The object is supplied in the translation.

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

11 tn Heb “in all which he went out [to do], he was successful.”

12 tn Heb “and did not serve him.”

13 tn Heb “went” (also in v. 13).

14 map For location see Map2-B1; Map4-D3; Map5-E2; Map6-A4; Map7-C1.