Hoshea 19th and last king of Israel
King Hoshea ruled for nine years. He sinned against the Lord God. He then was taken to Assyria by Emperor Shalmaneser or his successor Emperor Sargon II.
Shalmaneser V, the king of Assyria, then campaigned against king Hoshea and Samaria the northern kingdom of Israel. Forcing Hoshea the king of Samaria to submit and pay lots of money to the king of Assyria.
The king of Assyria also took about 27,290 captives.
King Hoshea was also relying on help from Egypt which never came. He never asked the Lord God for help which he should have done.
Hoshea in Hebrew means: salvation.
Hoshea 19th and last King of Israel
1 In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea son of Elah became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned nine years. 2 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him.
3 Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up to attack Hoshea, who had been Shalmaneser's vassal and had paid him tribute. 4 But the king of Assyria discovered that Hoshea was a traitor, for he had sent envoys to So king of Egypt, and he no longer paid tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year. Therefore Shalmaneser seized him and put him in prison. 5 The king of Assyria invaded the entire land, marched against Samaria and laid siege to it for three years. 6 In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, in Gozan on the Habor River and in the towns of the Medes.
2 Kings 17:1-6