also known as: Hoshe'a, Oshea
This was the name of 3 biblical men.
Hoshea or Oshea, also known as Joshua—the trusted minister and successor of Moses
Hoshea was the original name of the son of Nun, afterwards called Joshua (Numbers 13:8, 16; Deuteronomy 32:44).
Hoshea, the ruler of Ephraim in David’s time (1 Chronicles 27:20)
King Hoshea, the last king of Israel
He conspired against and assassinated his predecessor, King Pekah (Isaiah 7:16), but did not ascend the throne until after 8 years of warfare (2 Kings 17:1-2).
Soon after this, he submitted to King Shalmaneser of Assyria, who a second time invaded the land to punish Hoshea, because of his withholding tribute which he had promised to pay.
A second revolt brought back the Assyrian king Sargon, who besieged Samaria, and carried the 10 tribes away beyond the Euphrates, B.C. 720 (2 Kings 17:5-6; 18:9-12).
No more is heard of King Hoshea. He disappeared like “foam upon the water” (Hos. 10:7; 13:11).
Article Version: August 30, 2017