The 18th king of the northern kingdom of Israel. Reigned from 751–731 bc. Preceded by Pekahiah and succeeded by Hoshea. His reign is described in 2 Kgs 15–16, 2 Chr 28, and Isa 7–8. The book of Hosea may also be set in the period in which Pekah reigned.
Pekah, King of Israel (פֶּקַח, peqach). The 18th king of the northern kingdom of Israel. Reigned from 751–731 bc. Preceded by Pekahiah and succeeded by Hoshea. His reign is described in 2 Kgs 15–16, 2 Chr 28, and Isa 7–8. The book of Hosea may also be set in the period in which Pekah reigned.
PEKAH (PERSON) [Heb peqaḥ (פֶּקַח)]. A king of N Israel ca. 735–732 b.c., Pekah was the son of Remaliah. He succeeded to the throne after his assassination of King Pekahiah who had united Israel for two years (2 Kgs 15:23).The name Pekah is closely related to Pekahiah, the name of the king whom the
Pekah. Name meaning “he has opened (the eyes).” It is an abbreviated form of Pekahiah, “Yahweh has opened (the eyes).” The name has been found on a fragment of an 8th-century bc. wine jar from Hazor stratum V, the level destroyed by Tiglath-pileser in 734 bc. It is thought that this is a reference to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pekahpēʹkə [Heb. peqaḥ—‘opening,’ i.e., release from bondage and subjection; Gk. Phakee] (2 K. 15:25–31). The son of Remaliah, an ex-court official, and eighteenth king of Israel (ca 737–732). He seized the throne after murdering his predecessor Pekahiah (ca 742–740 b.c.) in Samaria while acting
PEKAH Son of Remaliah and 18th king of Israel. His name means “he has opened [the eyes].” It is an abbreviated form of the name of his predecessor, Pekahiah, “Yahweh has opened [the eyes].” The name has been found on a fragment of an eighth-century-bc wine jar from Hazor stratum V, the level destroyed
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pekah (pee´kuh, Heb., “the Lord opened [the eyes]”), the king of Israel ca. 736–732 bce, during the time of the divided monarchy. The name Pekah is actually a shortened form of Pekahiah, but the Bible maintains a distinction between those two forms, because there were two successive kings in Israel who
PEKAH. The son of Remaliah (2 Kgs 15:25–32, 37; 16:1, 5–6; 2 Chr 28:5–15; Isa 7:1–16). By murder which advanced him from cavalry officer to king, Pekah became the eighteenth king and the eighth dynasty in Israel. Serious problems of chronology appear in the biblical account of his reign. It is recorded
PEKAH (Heb. peqaḥ, ‘opening’). Pekah, the son of Remaliah, was the ‘third man’ (Heb. šālîšâ) in Pekahiah’s war chariot. With the help of Gileadites he murdered Pekahiah, successor of Menahem, at Samaria (2 Ki. 15:21ff.). He then seized the throne and reigned as king of Israel from c. 737 to 732
Pekah (Heb. peqaḥ)King of Israel ca. 735–732 b.c.e. Identified as the “son of Remaliah,” Pekah overthrew Pekahiah, whom he served as officer (2 Kgs. 15:25) and from whom he may have usurped also his throne-name. It is likely that Pekah represented an anti-Assyrian movement that sought independence
Pekah [pēˊkə] (Heb. peqaḥ “opening”). The son of Remaliah; king of Israel ca. 737–732 B.C. As “captain” (or general) of the Israelite forces, Pekah led a coup against King Pekahiah, whom he killed and succeeded as king (2 Kgs. 15:25). His reign is said to have been twenty years (v. 27), but this
PEKAH The king of Israel from around 740 to 732 b.c., and the son of Remaliah. He was a soldier in the service of King Pekahiah and succeeded to the throne after assassinating the king (2 Kgs 15:23–25). His chief policy was to oppose the Assyrians, and toward that end he allied himself with Rezin of
Pe´kah (open-eyed), son of Remaliah, originally a captain of Pekahiah king of Israel, murdered his master, seized the throne, and became the 18th sovereign of the northern kingdom, b.c. 757–740. Under his predecessors Israel had been much weakened through the payment of enormous tribute to the Assyrians