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hoshea


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hoshea 
  salvation.  (1.)  The  original  name  of  the  son  of  Nun,  afterwards 
  called  Joshua  (Num.  13:8,  16;  Deut.  32:44). 
 
  (2.)  1  Chr.  27:20.  The  ruler  of  Ephraim  in  David's  time. 
 
  (3.)  The  last  king  of  Israel.  He  conspired  against  and  slew 
  his  predecessor,  Pekah  (Isa.  7:16),  but  did  not  ascend  the 
  throne  till  after  an  interregnum  of  warfare  of  eight  years  (2 
  Kings  17:1,  2).  Soon  after  this  he  submitted  to  Shalmaneser,  the 
  Assyrian  king,  who  a  second  time  invaded  the  land  to  punish 
  Hoshea,  because  of  his  withholding  tribute  which  he  had  promised 
  to  pay  A  second  revolt  brought  back  the  Assyrian  king  Sargon, 
  who  besieged  Samaria,  and  carried  the  ten  tribes  away  beyond  the 
  Euphrates,  B.C.  720  (2  Kings  17:5,  6;  18:9-12).  No  more  is  heard 
  of  Hoshea.  He  disappeared  like  "foam  upon  the  water"  (Hos.  10:7; 
  13:11).