Hoshea (Hoh-shee´uh; Heb., “salvation”)

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).

Num 13:8

8from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;

Deut 32:44

44Moses came and recited all the words of this song in the hearing of the people, he and Joshua son of Nun.

2Kgs 15:30

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

2Kgs 17:4

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

1Chr 27:20

20for the Ephraimites, Hoshea son of Azaziah; for the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel son of Pedaiah;

Neh 10:23

23Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,

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