740BC- 732BC – King Pekah the 18th King of Israel

2 Kings 15:27-31 and 2 Chronicles 28:5-8. King Pekah, the son of Remaliah, ruled in Samaria for twenty years. He sinned against the Lord and led Israel into sin.

Hoshea assassinated Pekah and succeeded him as king.

Pul the emperor of Assyria captured the northern towns of Israel.

King Pekah aligned himself with King Rezin of Damascus.

Pekah in Hebrew means: open-eyed.

Background Reading:

Pekah 18th King of Israel

15:27 Remaliah’s son Pekah began a 20-year reign as Israel’s king during the fifty-second year of King Azariah of Judah. 28 He did what the LORD considered to be evil by never abandoning the sins of Nebat’s son Jeroboam, by which he caused Israel to sin. 29 During the lifetime of King Pekah of Israel, King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria attacked. He captured the cities of Ijon, Abel Beth Maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, and Hazor. He also captured Gilead, Galilee, and the entire territory of Naphtali, and carried its people off to Assyria. 30 So during the twentieth year of the reign of Uzziah’s son Jotham, Elah’s son Hoshea conspired against Remaliah’s son Pekah, attacked him, executed him, and became king in his place. 31 The rest of Pekah’s activities, including everything that he accomplished, are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.
2 Kings 15:27-31
Also read: 2 Chronicles 28:5-8.

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