Why is Bible engagement down in the digital age? Bible Gateway's Rachel Barach shares some insight.
17:1 Ahaz. The synchronism with Ahaz’s reign is difficult to unravel. See 16:1 and note.
Hoshea . . . reigned nine years. That is, 732–723 b.c., ending with his imprisonment for three years preceding the fall of Samaria (vv. 4, 5).