Hoshea


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Hoshea

(hōshē`ə). 1 See JoshuaJoshua
, in the Bible. 1 Central figure of the book of Joshua. 2 High priest associated with Zerubbabel in rebuilding the Temple. 3 Owner of the field where the Ark of the Covenant stood. 4 In Second Kings, governor of Jerusalem.
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. 2 Died after 722 B.C., last king of Israel (c.730–722 B.C.). He succeeded Pekah, whom he murdered. He was a tributary of Assyria but made the fatal mistake of aligning himself with Egypt against his Assyrian overlord, who overran (c.728 B.C.) Israel and, after a long siege, took (722 B.C.) Samaria. This was the end of the northern kingdom. 2 Kings 15.30; 17. 3 Hebrew name for the prophet HoseaHosea
, prophetic book of the Bible. It relates something of the career of the prophet Hosea who preached against the sins of the northern kingdom of Israel in the third quarter of the 8th cent. B.C.
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Hoshea = Yehoshua); and (3) the creation of a nickname meant to accompany the person's main name (i.
Monarchs profiled include Saul, David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Samuel, Jeroboam, Hoshea, and more.
These are: Grade S identifications: certain, using the seal of Abdi the minister of Hoshea as an example; Grade 3 identifications: virtually certain to reliable, using the bulla of Baruch the scribe, son of Neriah; Grade 2 identifications: reasonable but uncertain, the test case being a modern impression of the Seal of Asayahu, the king's minister; Grade 1 identifications: doubtful, seal impression of Zecharyaw (Tel Dan); Grade 0 (zero) non-identifications: without any clear basis; and Grade D non-identifications: disqualified.
Taking the 13 successive kings of Judah, from Rehoboam to Ahaz, and the contemporaneous kings of Israel, from Jeroboam to Hoshea, seven of these kings were slain by their successors.
However, when Tiglath-pileser died (727 BCE), Hoshea made an unfortunate attempt to throw off the yoke of Assyria by asking Egypt for assistance.
King Hoshea, seeking help from Egypt, provoked the King of Assyria, leading to the devastation of Samaria (II Kg.