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Remaliah
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Remaliah
Remaliah (רְמַלְיָהוּ‎, remalyahu). The father of Pekah, king of Israel (2 Kgs 15:25, 27, 30, 32, 37; 16:1, 5; 2 Chr 28:6; Isa 7:1, 4–5, 9; 8:6).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Remaliah (Person)
REMALIAH (PERSON) [Heb rĕmalyāhû (רְמַלְיָהוּ)]. Father of Pekah, who was the next to last king of Israel, ca. 736–731 b.c.e. (2 Kgs 15:25). The name appears seven times in 2 Kgs 15:25–16:5 and once each in Isa 7:1 and 2 Chr 28:6 in the phrase “Pekah the son of Remaliah.” In Isa 7:4, 5, 9, and 8:6
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Remaliah
Remaliah. Father of King Pekah of Israel (737–732 bc). Pekah, through treachery, claimed Israel’s throne (2 Kgs 15:25–37) and later terrorized Jerusalem (Is 7:1–9).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Remaliah
Remaliah rem-ə-līʹə [Heb. remalyāhû]. The father of Pekah (2 K. 15:25, etc.; 2 Ch. 28:6; Isa. 7:1, 4f, 9; 8:6). The reference to Pekah as “the son of Remaliah” in Isa. 7:4f, 9; 8:6 may be a contemptuous allusion to Pekah’s ignoble descent—i.e., his lack of the rightful claim to the throne that the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Remaliah
REMALIAH Father of King Pekah of Israel (737–732 bc). Pekah, through treachery, claimed Israel’s throne (2 Kgs 15:25–37) and later terrorized Jerusalem (Is 7:1–9).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Remaliah
Remaliah (rem-uh-li´uh), the father of Pekah, an official of King Pekahiah of Israel (i.e., the northern kingdom) who assassinated the king and took the throne (2 Kings 15:25; Isa. 7:1).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Remaliah
REMALIAH. The father of Pekah, king of Israel. Pekah gained the throne by assassinating Pekahiah (2 Kgs 15:25–37; 16:1, 5; 2 Chr 28:6; Isa 7:1–9; 8:6). Each time the name Remaliah occurs it is to identify his infamous son. Possibly the phrase, “Pekah, the son of Remaliah,” was intended as a contemptuous
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Remaliah
Remaliah (Heb. rĕmalyāhû)The father of King Pekah of Israel (2 Kgs. 15:25; Isa. 7:1). In Isa. 7:4–5, 9; 8:6 Pekah is not named but called simply “the son of Remaliah.”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Remaliah
Remaliah [rĕmˊə līˊə] (Heb. remalyāhû). The father of King Pekah of Israel (2 Kgs. 15:25; Isa. 7:1).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Remaliah
Remali´ah (protected by Jehovah), the father of Pekah, captain of Pekahiah king of Israel, who slew his master and usurped his throne. 2 Kings 15:25–37; 16:1, 5; 2 Chron. 28:6; Isa. 7:1–9; 8:6. (b.c. 756.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Remaliah
REMALI´AH (rem-a-liʹa; perhaps, “Jehovah adorns”). The father of Pekah, king of Israel (2 Kings 15:25, 27, 30, 32, 37; 16:1, 5; 2 Chron. 28:6; Isa. 7:1, 4–5, 9; 8:6), before 735 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Remaliah
Remaliahadorned by the Lord, the father of Pekah, who conspired successfully against Pekahiah (2 Kings 15:25, 27, 30, 32, 37; Isa. 7:1, 4, 5, 9; 8:6).
See also
Relatives
Pekah Son