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Then Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and struck him and killed him, and reigned in his place in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah. Bible

“struck him and killed him, and reigned in his place.” The fact that Tiglath-Pileser, king of Assyria had conquered much of Israel but then went home validates what was written in the Assyrian annals from the time of Tiglath-Pileser, that he placed Hoshea on the throne and took back to Assyria ten talents of gold and 1,000 talents of silver. Tiglath-Pileser would have set Hoshea up as a vassal king over Israel and received yearly tribute from him. This lasted through the reign of Tiglath-Pileser, and then Hoshea revolted during the reign of the next king of Assyria, Shalmanezzar (1 Kings 17:3).


Commentary for: 2 Kings 15:30