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2 Kings

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25

Then Pekah son of Remaliah, his officer, conspired against him and struck him in Samaria, in the castle of the king's house with Argob and Arieh; and with him were fifty men of the Gileadites, and he killed him and became king in his place.

Lexicon

Verse part Definition: Part of speech: Strong's: Hebrew: Transliteration:
Then Pekah "opening," a king of Isr. Noun H6492 פֶּ֨קַח pe·kach
son son Noun H1121 בֶּן־ ben-
of Remaliah, father of King Pekah of Isr. Noun H7425 רְמַלְיָ֜הוּ re·mal·ya·hu
his officer, adjutant, officer Noun H7991 שָׁלִישֹׁ֗ו sha·li·shov
conspired to bind, league together, conspire Verb H7194 וַיִּקְשֹׁ֣ר vai·yik·shor
against upon, above, over Prepostion H5921 עָלָיו֩ a·lav
him and struck to smite Verb H5221 וַיַּכֵּ֨הוּ vai·yak·ke·hu
him in Samaria, capital of N. kingdom of Isr. Noun H8111 בְשֹׁמְרֹ֜ון ve·sho·me·ro·vn
Analysis:
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in the castle a citadel Noun H759 בְּאַרְמֹ֤ון be·'ar·mo·vn
of the king's king Noun H4428 (הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ ham·me·lech
house a house Noun H1004 בֵּית־ beit-
with Argob "heap," a district of Bashan, also an Isr. Noun H709 אַרְגֹּ֣ב ar·gov
Analysis:
Read more about: Argob, Argob, Argob
and Arieh; "lion," an Isr. Noun H745 הָאַרְיֵ֔ה ha·'ar·yeh,
and with him were fifty fifty Noun H2572 חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים cha·mi·shim
Analysis:

Fifty: Freedom and liberty

When a person hears the number fifty, the first thing that should enter his mind is Jubilee, for every 50 years was the Jubilee year. In the book of Leviticus the following is read,

"And you shall sanctify the fiftieth year and you shall call (that year) a year of freedom in the Land for all the ones who dwell in it, it shall be a Jubilee for you…." Leviticus 25:10 

The key word in this verse is the Hebrew word, דרור, which means freedom. When one studies the nature of this word for freedom, he will understand the relationship between freedom and the will of God. In other words, the freedom that is provided by HaShem is so that the will of God can be realized in one's life. In connection with this understanding is another occurrence of the number 50.

The Torah speaks of three special festivals which every Jewish male, 20 years and older, must go up to Jerusalem to observe. These festivals are Unleavened Bread, Weeks, and Tabernacles. The Feast of Weeks derives its name from the fact that HaShem commanded the Children of Israel to count seven weeks and the next day would be the Holy Day. However, during this time, not only were the Children of Israel commanded to count seven weeks, but also 50 days. Hence, an additional name for the Festival of Weeks is Pentecost, or the festival of fifty. Although Judaism traditionally associates this festival with the giving of the Ten Commandments, it is only in the New Covenant that this festival is clearly connected to the giving of the Holy Spirit. It is important for the reader to comprehend that only when one is indwelt by the Holy Spirit can he truly turn away from the bondage of sin and be set free to obey the will of God.

Another example from the Scripture is found in the Gospels. Here, Yeshua fed the 5,000 (100 X 50). He had the 5,000 people sit down in groups of 50. Because of this, there is obviously an emphasis on the number 50. One of the theological points which this passage teaches is that when one acts in faith, he is not bound by the things of this world. 

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men man Noun H376 אִ֖ישׁ ish
of the Gileadites, son Noun H1121 מִבְּנֵ֣י mib·be·nei
and he killed to die Verb H4191 וַיְמִיתֵ֖הוּ vay·mi·te·hu
him and became king to be or become king or queen, to reign Verb H4427 וַיִּמְלֹ֥ךְ vai·yim·loch
in his place. underneath, below, instead of Noun H8478 תַּחְתָּֽיו׃ tach·tav.

Locations

Argob

ARGOB (1)ar'-gob ('argobh, "story"): A locality or a person mentioned in the obscure passage 2 Kings 15:25. The context deals with Pekah's conspiracy against Pekahiah; but it is not clear, owing to the state of the text, whether Argob and his associate Arieh (if these are the names of men) were officers of Pekahiah who were slain with him, or fellow-conspira... View Details

Samaria

SAMARIA, CITY OFsa-ma'-ri-a, (shomeron; Samareia, Semeron, and other forms):(1) Shechem was the first capital of the Northern Kingdom (1 Kings 12:25). Jeroboam seems later to have removed the royal residence to Tirzah (1 Kings 14:17). After the brief reigns of Elah and Zimri came that of Omri, who reigned 6 years in Tirzah, then he purchased the hill of Sama... View Details

People

Argob

Argob

Argob

|heap,| a district of Bashan, also an Israelite

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New American Standard Bible Then Pekah son of Remaliah, his officer, conspired against him and struck him in Samaria, in the castle of the king's house with Argob and Arieh; and with him were fifty men of the Gileadites, and he killed him and became king in his place.
King James Bible Then But Pekah the son of Remaliah, his officer, a captain of his, conspired against him him, and struck smote him in Samaria, in the castle palace of the king's house house, with Argob and Arieh; Arieh, and with him were fifty men of the Gileadites, Gileadites: and he killed him him, and became king reigned in his place.room.
Interlinear Then Pekah son of Remaliah, his officer, conspired against him and struck him in Samaria, in the castle of the king's house with Argob and Arieh; and with him were fifty men of the Gileadites, and he killed him and became king in his place.