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2 Kings 15:25

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15:25 His officer Pekah son of Remaliah conspired against him. He and fifty Gileadites assassinated Pekahiah, as well as Argob and Arieh, in Samaria in the fortress of the royal palace. 1  Pekah then took his place as king.

2 Kings 15:37

Context
15:37 In those days the Lord prompted King Rezin of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah to attack Judah. 2 

1 tn Heb “and he struck him down in Samaria in the fortress of the house of the king, Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men from the sons of the Gileadites, and they killed him.”

sn The precise identity of Argob and Arieh, as well as their relationship to the king, are uncertain. The usual assumption is that they were officials assassinated along with Pekahiah, or that they were two of the more prominent Gileadites involved in the revolt. For discussion see M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 173.

2 tn Heb “the Lord began to send against Judah Rezin…and Pekahiah….”



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