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Pekahiah

Pekahiah ascended the throne, succeeding his father Menahem, as Israel slid rapidly towards anarchy and extermination. Two years into his reign, he met his end in a military coup. One of his chief officers, Pekah, conspired against him. Taking fifty men of Gilead with him, he assassinated Pekahiah in the citadel of the royal palace at Samaria, and succeeded him as king.

Quick Facts:
Pekahiah: (means "it is the Lord that opens") The seventeenth king of Israel.

Additional Reference: See also The Twelve Tribes of Israel, The Kings of Israel and The Kings of Judah
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