And Hoshea the son or Elab made a conspiracy against
the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in
Did by him as he had done by Pekahiah, ( 2 Kings 15:28 ) , this was measure for measure, as the Jews say: and this he did
in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of
and yet Jotham is said to reign but sixteen years, ( 2 Kings 15:33 ) , this must be reckoned therefore either from the time of his being viceroy, and judging Israel in his father's lifetime, ( 2 Kings 15:5 ) or this was the fourth year of Ahaz, and the twentieth year, reckoning from the time Jotham began to reign, who is the rather mentioned, because as yet the historian had taken no notice of Ahaz.