("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 of the captains of his army (2 Kings 15:23-26), after a reign of two years.