the Lord opened his eyes, the son and successor of Menahem on the throne of Israel. He was murdered in the royal palace of Samaria by Pekah, one of the captains of his army (2 Kings 15:23-26), after a reign of two years (B.C. 761-759). He "did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord."
Probably pekahiah was, as so often happens, the weak son of a vigorous father.
When the cruel Menahem died, and his son pekahiah succeeded , the latter was able to retain the throne for scarcely two years.
Menahem, king of Israel, had died, and was succeeded by his son pekahiah.
Pekah had put to death pekahiah, the son of Menahem, after a reign of two years, and seated himself on the throne.
And Menahem died; and pekahiah his son reigned in his stead.
“And Menahem slept with his fathers and pekahiah his son reigned in his stead” (2 Kings xv, 22)—“and reigned two years” .