Early Beginnings of Captivity

“It will be several more years before total collapse of Israel takes place, but the record indicates that even now, during Pekah’s reign, many of the people of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh are taken captive by Tiglath-Pileser (King Pul).”

Read: 2 Kings 15:29, 1 Chronicles 5:23-26

War Between Syria, Israel, and Judah

“This shocking turn of events causes both Israel and Syria to fear the Assyrians.  They draw together in an unusual alliance and even call upon Judah to join them.  When Judah refuses to become involved, Syria and Israel turn against Judah in an effort to force her support.”

Read: 2 Kings 15:30-31 & 36-38, 2 Kings 17:1-2, 2 Chronicles 27:7 & 9, 2 Kings 16:1-4, 2 Chronicles 28:1-4

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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