Osorkon IV in Tour Egypt
Osorkon IV was the tenth and final ruler of the Twenty-second Dynasty. During his reign, Hoshea, the king of
Israel, sent messengers to Osorkon in Egypt. He was requesting help against Shalmaneser V. No help was sent.
Samaria was captured and the Israelites were taken away to Assyria. There was also threats from Sargon II, who
was the Assyrian king. To try to avoid an attack, Osorkon IV tried a rich gift and it apparently worked. The
Assyrian king came no further.