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Lexicon :: Strong's H1954 - hôšēaʿ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

הוֹשֵׁעַ Hôwshêaʻ, ho-shay'-ah; from H3467; deliverer; Hoshea, the name of five Israelites:—Hosea, Hoshea, Oshea.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H1954 in the following manner: Hoshea (11x), Hosea (3x), Oshea (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H1954 in the following manner: Hoshea (11x), Hosea (3x), Oshea (3x).
  1. Hosea or Hoshea or Oshea = "salvation"

    1. family name of Joshua, the son of Nun

    2. the 19th and last king of the northern kingdom of Israel

    3. son of Beeri, and the first of the minor prophets; prophet to the northern kingdom of Israel in the reign of Jeroboam II

    4. a son of Azaziah, a chief of Ephraim in the time of David

    5. an Israelite chief who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
הוֹשֵׁעַ Hôwshêaʻ, ho-shay'-ah; from H3467; deliverer; Hoshea, the name of five Israelites:—Hosea, Hoshea, Oshea.
STRONGS H1954: Abbreviations
הוֺשֵׁעַ proper name, masculine (salvation; on form, compare הַשְׁמֵד הַמְשֵׁל on pronunciation see HptZA ii, 261 Anm. 2 JagerBAS i, 468) —
1. original name of Joshua according to Numbers 13:8,16 (P), Greek Version of the LXX Αυση, compare Deuteronomy 32:44 (J; probably error, see Dr), Greek Version of the LXX Ιησους, see יְהוֺשׁוּעַ above
2. last king of Israel 2 Kings 15:30; 2 Kings 17:1,3,4,6; 2 Kings 18:1,9,10, Greek Version of the LXX Ωσηε
3. the prophet Hosea Hosea 1:1, 2 (twice in verse), Greek Version of the LXX Ωσηε
4. an Ephraimite chief under David 1 Chronicles 27:20, Greek Version of the LXX Ωση (ε)
5. a chief under Nehemiah Nehemiah 10:24, Greek Version of the LXX Ωσηθα, Ωσηε
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:8; 13:16



2 Kings

15:30; 17:1; 17:3; 17:4; 17:6; 18:1; 18:9; 18:10

1 Chronicles





1:1; 1:2


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1954 matches the Hebrew הוֹשֵׁעַ (hôšēaʿ),
which occurs 16 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:8 - from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Nun;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:16 - These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore the land. (Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:44 - Moses came with Joshua[fn] son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:30 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:1 - In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea son of Elah became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned nine years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:3 - Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up to attack Hoshea, who had been Shalmaneser’s vassal and had paid him tribute.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:4 - But the king of Assyria discovered that Hoshea was a traitor, for he had sent envoys to So[fn] king of Egypt, and he no longer paid tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year. Therefore Shalmaneser seized him and put him in prison.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:6 - In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, in Gozan on the Habor River and in the towns of the Medes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:1 - In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Hezekiah son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:9 - In King Hezekiah’s fourth year, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria marched against Samaria and laid siege to it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:10 - At the end of three years the Assyrians took it. So Samaria was captured in Hezekiah’s sixth year, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:20 - over the Ephraimites: Hoshea son of Azaziah; over half the tribe of Manasseh: Joel son of Pedaiah;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:23 - Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:1 - The word of the LORD that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the reign of Jeroboam son of Jehoash[fn] king of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:2 - When the LORD began to speak through Hosea, the LORD said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the LORD.”
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