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After killing Pekahiah, Pekah rules in Israel for twenty years. Yet once more (not to repeat it over and over again, but we need to) he turns out to be a bad king, who follows the sins of Jeroboam. But the king of Assyria, Tiglath-Pileser, captures huge numbers of the Israelite population and carries them away to Assyria. In the resulting turmoil, Hoshea son of Elah leads a conspiracy against Pekah, kills him, and takes the throne.