Sargon (Sahr´gon)

II, king of Assyria 722–705 BCE. Sargon succeeded Shalmaneser V, apparently his brother. Though mentioned by name only in (Isa 20:1), Sargon II has great significance for biblical history, as he was the king of Assyria responsible for the conquest of Samaria and deportation of Israelites in 720 BCE. This action by Sargon effectively marked the end of Israel as the Northern Kingdom (2Kgs 17). By contrast, Judah, the Southern Kingdom, was spared, having remained loyal to Assyria throughout.

Isa 20:1

Isaiah Dramatizes the Conquest of Egypt and Ethiopia
1In the year that the commander-in-chief, who was sent by King Sargon of Assyria, came to Ashdod and fought ... View more

2Kgs 17

Hoshea Reigns over Israel
1In the twelfth year of King Ahaz of Judah, Hoshea son of Elah began to reign in Samaria over Israel; he reigned nine years.2He did wh ... View more

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