Pekah (pē´kə), 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 Tiglathpileser III, and as a result Pekah lost the northern and eastern parts of his kingdom to Assyria. His successor was Hoshea.
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