Pekahiah


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Pekahiah

(pē'kəhī`ə), 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.
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15:14); and Menahem's son, Pekahiah, is murdered by Pekah (II Kgs.
In short, no less than eight of 19 kings are assassinated (42%): Nadab, Elah, Zimri, Joram, Zechariah, Shallum, Pekahiah, Pekah, each murdered by his successor; while 13 (fully 68%) either assassinate others, are themselves assassinated, or both.
The four of five consecutive kings slain are Zechariah and Shallum in 748 BCE, followed by Pekahiah in 735 and Pekah in 733 BCE.