The reign of King Pekah in Israel (737-732 BCE) (2 Kings 15:27-15:28)

“In the fifty-second year of King Azariah of Judah, King Pekah son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria. He reigned twenty years. He did what was evil in the sight of Yahweh. He did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he caused Israel to sin.”

Near the end of the rule of King Azariah in Judah, King Pekah who had been the captain who had revolted and killed King Pekahiah ruled over Israel in Samaria for 20 years. However, once again, there is a discrepancy between the text and the title with a footnote indicating that it was closer to 5 years. As per usual, he did evil in the sight of Yahweh when he walked in the ways of King Jeroboam that caused Israel to sin.

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