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.
|King of Northern Israel|
|Predecessor||Menahem, his father|
After a reign of two years, Pekahiah was assassinated in the royal citadel at Samaria by Pekah ben Remaliah - one of his own chief military officers - with the help of fifty men from Gilead. Pekah succeeded Pekahiah as king.