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Pekahiah (; Hebrew: פְּקַחְיָה Pəqaḥyā; "YHWH has opened the eyes"; Latin: Phaceia) was the seventeenth and antepenultimate king of Israel and the son of Menahem, whom he succeeded, and the second and last king of Israel from the House of Gadi. He ruled from the capital of Samaria. Pekahiah became king in the fiftieth year of the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 738–736 BCE, while E. R. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pekahiah has received more than 67,049 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Pekahiah is the 3,652nd most popular politician (up from 3,990th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Palestine (up from 16th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Politician.

Pekahiah is most famous for his betrayal of the northern kingdom of Israel to the Assyrians.

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Among politicians, Pekahiah ranks 3,652 out of 15,577Before him are Godigisel, Sultan Husayn, Lee Hsien Loong, Shirkuh, Childebert the Adopted, and Mihailo Obrenović. After him are Al-Hakam I, Jani Beg, Chlothar IV, Vladimir Voronin, Bachir Gemayel, and Muyeol of Silla.

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Among people born in 800 BC, Pekahiah ranks 19Before him are Candaules, Zechariah of Israel, Marduk-apla-iddina II, Taharqa, Piye, and Tarpeia. After him are Menahem, Tantamani, Duke Huan of Qi, Shabaka, Rusa I, and Coroebus of Elis. Among people deceased in 760 BC, Pekahiah ranks 3Before him are Candaules and Marduk-apla-iddina II. After him are Menahem and Archelaus of Sparta.

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In Palestine

Among people born in Palestine, Pekahiah ranks 4 out of 5Before him are Zacchaeus (50), Jehoshaphat (-908), and Herod Archelaus (-23). After him are Randa Siniora (1961).

Among POLITICIANS In Palestine

Among politicians born in Palestine, Pekahiah ranks 3Before him are Zacchaeus (50) and Herod Archelaus (-23).