The Later Kings of Assyria
Shalmaneser II (860-825 B.C.) Began to "cut off" Israel
Adad-nirari (808-783 B.C.) Israel paid him tribute
Assur-lush (753-747 B.C.) Jonah may have ministered
Tiglath-pileser III (Pul) (747-727 B.C.) Deported most of Israel
Shalmaneser IV (727-722 B.C.) Besieged Samaria
Sargon II (722-705 B.C.) Carried the rest of Israel into captivity
Sennacherib (705-681 B.C.) Invaded Judah
Esar-haddon (681-668 B.C.) Very Powerful
Assur-banipal (668-626 B.C.) Most powerful and wicked
Assur-etil-ilani (626-607 B.C.) Assyria fell under his reign
Assyrian annals mention contacts with some nine Hebrew kings: Omri, Ahab, Jehu, Menahem, Pekah, Uzziah, Ahaz, Hezekiah, and Manasseh.
In the reign of Hoshea, king of Israel, Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, twice invaded (2 Kings 17:3,5) the kingdom that remained, and his successor Sargon II took Samaria in 722 BC, carrying away 27,290 of the population as he tells in his Khorsabad Annals. Later Assyrian kings, notably Esarhaddon (681 BC - 668 BC), completed the task.