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Assyrian Campaigns – Israel & Samaria, 725 BC

Source: Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN; Holman QuickSource Bible Atlas, Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, TN.

2 KIngs 17:1-5

Shalmaneser V – Hoshea, king of Israel, initially paid tribute to Shalimaneser V, but finally rebelled with the promise of Egyptian help. Shalmaneser then besieged Samaria for three years with the city falling in 722 BC.

2 Kings 17:24

Sargon II – converted Samaria into an Assyrian province after putting down additional rebellions backed by Egypt and key Philistine cities in 720 BC; exiled 27,000 Israelites and settled them near Nineveh an the region of Samaria.

 

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