Pekah: Open-eyed, the son of Remaliah a captain in the army of Pekahiah, king
of Israel, whom he slew, with the aid of a band of Gileadites, and
succeeded (B.C. 758) on the throne
(2 Kings 15:25) Seventeen years after
this he entered into an alliance with Rezin, king of Syria, and took
part with him in besieging Jerusalem
(2 Kings 15:37; 16:5) But
Tiglath-pilser, who was in alliance with Ahaz, king of Judah, came up
against Pekah, and carried away captive many of the inhabitants of
(2 Kings 15:29) This was the beginning of the "Captivity."
Soon after this Pekah was put to death by Hoshea, the son of Elah,
who usurped the throne
(2 Kings 15:30; 16:1-9) Comp.
(Isaiah 7:16; 8:4; 9:12)
He is supposed by some to have been the "shephard" mentioned in