From watchtower to fortified city,1 he defeated the Philistines, as far as Gaza and its territory.
In King Hezekiah's fourth year,2 which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria marched against Samaria and laid siege to it.
At the end of three years the Assyrians took it. So Samaria was captured in Hezekiah's sixth year, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel.
The king3 of Assyria deported Israel to Assyria and settled them in Halah, in Gozan on the Habor River and in towns of the Medes.412
This happened because they had not obeyed the LORD their God, but had violated his covenant5--all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded.6 They neither listened to the commands7 nor carried them out.