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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Son of Remaliah, and general of the army of Pekahiah king of Israel. He conspired against his master, attacked him in the tower of his royal palace of Samaria, and having slain him, B. C. 758, he reigned in his place twenty years. In the latter part of his evil reign he formed an alliance with the Syrians of Damascus, and they attacked Ahaz king of Judah, who in turn sought the aid of Assyria. The result was, that Damascus was taken by Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria, and with it all the lands of Israel east of the Jordan and north of the Sea of Galilee, their inhabitants being carried captive. Shortly afterwards Hoshea son of Elah conspired against Pekah, slew him, and reigned in his stead, 2 Kings 15:25-38 16:1-9 Isaiah 7:1-8:9 17:1-14 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Pekah'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/p/pekah.html. 1859.