1; Hoshea's wicked reign.
3; Being subdued by Shalmaneser, he conspires against him with
So, king of Egypt.
5; Samaria for sinning is led into captivity.
24; The strange nations which were transplanted into Samaria,
being plagued with lions, make a mixture of religions.
* A.M. 3274. B.C. 730. In the twelfth.
In ch. 15:30, this is said to be "the twentieth year of
Jotham," which Calmet thus reconciles: "Hosea conspired
against Pekah, the 20th year of the reign of this prince,
which was the 18th of Jotham, king of Judah. Two years after
this, that is, the 4th of Ahaz and the 20th of Jotham, Hosea
made himself master of a part of the kingdom, according to ch.
15:30. Finally, the 12th year of Ahaz, Hosea had peaceable
possession of the whole kingdom, agreeably to ch. 17:1."
"After an interregnum, ch. 15:30; 18:9."