2 Kings 15:30

30 Then Hoshea son of Elah conspired against Pekah son of Remaliah. He attacked and assassinated him, and then succeeded him as king in the twentieth year of Jotham son of Uzziah.

Read 2 Kings 15:30 Using Other Translations

And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.
Then Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah and struck him down and put him to death and reigned in his place, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.
Then Hoshea son of Elah conspired against Pekah and assassinated him. He began to rule over Israel in the twentieth year of Jotham son of Uzziah.

What does 2 Kings 15:30 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 15:30

And Hoshea the son or Elab made a conspiracy against Pekah
the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in
his stead
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 Uzziah;
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.

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