The article argues that Pekah's rebellion took place in cooperation with Rezin, King of Aram, and that their agreement was sealed by a treaty sworn by oath at an Israelite temple in the Gilead. Rezin sent a band of fifty Gileadites to help Pekah assassinate Pekahiah and usurp the throne. The usurpation was the first step in the formation of an anti-Assyrian coalition, which Tiglath-pileser HI defeated in about 733 bce. The prophecy in Hos 6,7-10a severely criticizes the treaty, and in particular the Gileadite priests who administered its realization and the murder of the legitimate King of Israel.
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 2021|