PEKAH
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General Information

Pekah , in the Bible, king of Israel. He was a general under King Pekahiah and murdered him for the throne. As the head of an anti-Assyrian coalition, he went to war with Ahaz of Judah. Ahaz requested and received help from Tiglath-pileser III, and as a result Pekah lost the northern and eastern parts of his kingdom to Assyria. His successor was Hoshea.

Archaeological Evidence

(1)

Tiglath-Pileser III records in an annalistic text that he overturned Pekah. (SOURCE)

(2) Pottery jar at Hazor from the time of Pekah is inscribed with name APekah.@ (SOURCE)

 

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