Hosea 1:1 ties the ministry of Hosea to the reign of the Israelite king, Jeroboam II.
Hezekiah reigned until 687/686 B.C.
Hezekiah died sometime between 687 and 686.
Young son of Jehoiakim takes the throne, nearly immediately acquiesces to the Babylonians, and is carried away with 10,000 of his subjects into captivity.
Hosea 1:1 mentions the Judahite kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah whose reigns were contemporaneous to the ministry of Hosea.
*Approximate dates based upon Nahum's mention of the destruction of Thebes, Egypt by the Assyrians as a past event (663 B.C.) and the destruction of Nineveh by the Babylonians (612 B.C.) as a future event.
Daniel 1:1 - During the 3rd year of the reign of Jehoiakim
It makes sense that the prophetic ministry of Ezekiel would have taken place after he was called by Yahweh. What is specifically known however, is that he prophesied sometime between the first exile of Judah to Babylon and the destruction of Jerusalem.
The last historical reference in the book of Daniel mentions the third year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia.
The City was utterly destroyed on 9 Av 586 B.C. Ezekiel was in captivity in Babylon when the city fell.
It is poignant that Jerusalem was again decimated on 9 Av A.D. 70 by the Romans.
The events of these chapters take place during 592 B.C.
By the close of the 9th century, Tyre dominated military and commercial shipping in the Mediterranean Sea.
As prophesied centuries earlier in Ezekiel 26:3-5.
Daniel 8 9-14
Epiphanes means "The visible god" - a reference to the Greek god, Jupiter. He was frequently referred however, as "Epimanes", or "Madman".
*Excavations at Hazor indicate that a sizable earthquake occurred around 760 B.C. This may be the earthquake Amos refers to, but additional archaeological corroboration is probably needed before we can be certain. - J. Daniel Hays, The Message of the Prophets, 287.
"Also, note that Hezekiah was the king during the great Assyrian/Cushite collision (715-687 BC) , the events of which provide mush of the background for the oracle in Zephaniah 2:1 - 3:13)." - J. Daniel Hays, The Message of the Prophets, 334.