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Pekahiah in Wikipedia
Pekahiah ("the Lord opened his eyes"; Latin: Phaceia) was a
king of Israel and the son of Menahem, whom he succeeded, and
the second and last king of Israel from the House of Gadi. He
ruled from the capital of Samaria.
Pekahiah became king in the fiftieth year of the reign of
Azariah, king of Judah. William F. Albright has dated his
reign to 738 BC – 737 BC, while E. R. Thiele offers the dates
742 BC – 740 BC.
Pekahiah continued the practices of Jeroboam, which are called
the sins of Jeroboam.
After a reign of two years, Pekahiah was assassinated in the
citadel of the royal palace at Samaria by Pekah, son of
Remaliah, one of his chief officers, with the help of fifty
men of Gilead. Pekah succeeded Pekahiah as king.