The revolt of Hoshea (2 Kings 15:30-15:31)

“Then Hoshea son of Elah made a conspiracy against King Pekah son of Remaliah. He attacked him and killed him. King Hoshea reigned in his place, in the twentieth year of King Jotham son of King Azariah. Now the rest of the acts of King Pekah and all that he did are written in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Israel.”

Once more we have a revolt. The reason seems obvious. Israel is losing land and people to the Assyrians. King Hoshea will be the last king of Israel. He took over during the 20th year of King Jotham in Judah. For more information see your local lost “Book of the Annals of the Kings of Israel.” Interesting enough there is an “Annals of the King Tiglath-pileser” that indicates that he helped Hosea so that Israel then had a pro-Assyrian policy.


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