Pekahiah

(fl. 8th cent BCE)
   King of Israel (737-735 BCE). He reigned at the same time as Uzziah, King of Judah. According to II Kings 15:24, he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. He was killed by Pekah who took his place on the throne.

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  • PEKAHIAH — (Heb. פְּקַחְיָה; YHWH has opened (the eyes) ), the son of menahem ; ruled Israel in Samaria for two years (c. 737/6–735/4 B.C.E.) during the reign of Uzziah, son of Amaziah, over Judah (II Kings 15:22–24). The Bible provides no information about …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pekahiah — ( the Lord opened his eyes ) was king of Israel and the son of Menahem. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 738 BCE 737 BCE, while E. R. Thiele offers the dates 742 BCE 740 BCE.He was murdered in the royal palace at Samaria by Pekah, one… …   Wikipedia

  • Pekahiah —    The Lord opened his eyes, the son and successor of Menahem on the throne of Israel. He was murdered in the royal palace of Samaria by Pekah, one of the captains of his army (2 Kings 15:23 26), after a reign of two years (B.C. 761 759). He did… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Menahem — Kings of Ancient Israel United Monarchy of Israel Saul • Ish bosheth David • Solomon • Rehoboam Northern Kingdom of Israel Jeroboam I • Nadab Baasha • Elah Zimri Omri • Ahab • A …   Wikipedia

  • 2 Kings 15 — 1 In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign. 2 Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother s name was… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Jeroboam — For other uses, see Wine bottle and Jeroboam II. Jeroboam; Hebrew: ירבעם King of Israel Illustration of Jeroboam setting up two golden calves, Bible Historiale, 1372 …   Wikipedia

  • Omri — Kings of Ancient Israel United Monarchy of Israel Saul • Ish bosheth David • Solomon • Rehoboam Northern Kingdom of Israel Jeroboam I • Nadab Baasha • Elah Zimri Omri • Ahab • …   Wikipedia

  • Pekah — ( open eyed ), was king of Israel, the son of Remaliah, and a captain in the army of Pekahiah, king of Israel. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 737 BCE 732 BCE, while E. R. Thiele offers the dates 740 BCE 732 BCE. Although Pekah is said …   Wikipedia

  • Nadab of Israel — Kings of Ancient Israel United Monarchy of Israel Saul • Ish bosheth David • Solomon • Rehoboam Northern Kingdom of Israel Jeroboam I • Nadab Baasha • Elah Zimri Omri • Ahab • …   Wikipedia

  • Kingdom of Israel (Samaria) — Kingdom of Israel ← …   Wikipedia

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