Pekahiah

Pekahiah

Pekahiah, in the Bible, king of Israel, son and successor of Menahem. His reign was ended by his murder at the hands of his general Pekah.
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 of the captains of his army (2 Kings 15:23-26), after a reign of two years.

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