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pekah

pekah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Pekah 
  open-eyed,  the  son  of  Remaliah  a  captain  in  the  army  of 
  Pekahiah,  king  of  Israel,  whom  he  slew,  with  the  aid  of  a  band 
  of  Gileadites  and  succeeded  (B.C.  758)  on  the  throne  (2  Kings 
  15:25).  Seventeen  years  after  this  he  entered  into  an  alliance 
  with  Rezin,  king  of  Syria,  and  took  part  with  him  in  besieging 
  Jerusalem  (2  Kings  15:37;  16:5).  But  Tiglath-pilser,  who  was  in 
  alliance  with  Ahaz,  king  of  Judah,  came  up  against  Pekah,  and 
  carried  away  captive  many  of  the  inhabitants  of  his  kingdom  (2 
  Kings  15:29).  This  was  the  beginning  of  the  "Captivity."  Soon 
  after  this  Pekah  was  put  to  death  by  Hoshea,  the  son  of  Elah, 
  who  usurped  the  throne  (2  Kings  15:30;  16:1-9.  Comp.  Isa.  7:16; 
  8:4;  9:12).  He  is  supposed  by  some  to  have  been  the  shephard" 
  mentioned  in  Zech.  11:16. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Pekah,  he  that  opens;  that  is  at  liberty