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Shalmaneser

also known as: Shalmanezer

The name “Shalmaneser” is mentioned twice in Scripture:

“Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents.” —2 Kings 17:3

“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.” —2 Kings 18:9

Archaeology reveals that there were several Shalmanesers. King Shalmaneser V is mentioned in 2 Kings 17:3-6, 24; 18:9

King Shalmanezer IV succeeded King Pul.

King Shalman is identified with King Shalmanezer II or IV.

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