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And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it.
And at the end of three years they took it: even in the sixth year of Hezekiah, that is the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken.
And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

18:10 Samaria was taken. See II Kings 17:6.

18:11 king of Assyria. Although Shalmanezer initiated the siege of Samaria, Assyrian records indicate that he was murdered. His brother Sargon then became the king who finally took Israel into captivity. An inscription in Sargon’s palace even states the actual number of Israelites that he carried into Assyria. Interestingly, Sargon is only mentioned once in the Bible by name (Isaiah 20:1).

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