(Pek·a·hiʹah) [Jehovah has opened the eyes].
King of Israel in Samaria, son and successor of Menahem. His brief reign of two years (c. 780-778 B.C.E.) was marked by the same idolatrous calf worship introduced by Jeroboam and permitted by Menahem. Pekahiah’s adjutant, Pekah, conspired against him, killed him and began to reign in his place.—2 Ki. 15:22-26.