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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    open-eyed, the son of Remaliah a captain in the army of
    Pekahiah, king of Israel, whom he slew, with the aid of a band
    of Gileadites, and succeeded (B.C. 758) on the throne (2 Kings
    15:25). Seventeen years after this he entered into an alliance
    with Rezin, king of Syria, and took part with him in besieging
    Jerusalem (2 Kings 15:37; 16:5). But Tiglath-pilser, who was in
    alliance with Ahaz, king of Judah, came up against Pekah, and
    carried away captive many of the inhabitants of his kingdom (2
    Kings 15:29). This was the beginning of the "Captivity." Soon
    after this Pekah was put to death by Hoshea, the son of Elah,
    who usurped the throne (2 Kings 15:30; 16:1-9. Comp. Isa. 7:16;
    8:4; 9:12). He is supposed by some to have been the "shephard"
    mentioned in Zech. 11:16.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Pekah, he that opens; that is at liberty