1 The original name of Joshua (Num 13:8; Deut 32:44). 2 The last king of Israel (ca. 732–724 BCE), the son of Elah (2Kgs 15:30), and a contemporary of Ahaz and Hezekiah. Hoshea usurped the throne by murdering Pekah and served as a vassal ruler to Tiglath-pileser III and, after his death (727), to Shalmaneser V of Assyria. Shalmaneser “found treachery” in Hoshea, however, when he withheld tribute and instead turned for aid to the Egyptian king “So” (probably Tefnakhte I of Sais, 2Kgs 17:4). Egyptian aid never materialized, and Samaria was taken by Sargon II after a siege of three years. The ultimate fate of Hoshea is not known. 3 The prophet whose Hebrew name has been commonly spelled in English as Hosea. 4 An Ephraimite chief in David’s bureaucracy (1Chr 27:20). 5 A Levite who with others set his seal to the covenant in the time of Nehemiah (Neh 10:23).
8from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;
44Moses came and recited all the words of this song in the hearing of the people, he and Joshua son of Nun.
30Then Hoshea son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah son of Remaliah, attacked him, and killed him; he reigned in place of him, in the twentieth year of Jo ... View more
4But the king of Assyria found treachery in Hoshea; for he had sent messengers to King So of Egypt, and offered no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had don ... View more
20for the Ephraimites, Hoshea son of Azaziah; for the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel son of Pedaiah;
23Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,