Paul to Perga
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Small, little
Strong's #G3972

The Apostle Paul, whose birth name was Saul, was born around 2 A.D. Though initially a zealous Pharisee who persecuted the true church of God, he converted to Christianity and became it most vocal advocate.

Paul's ministry ran from 33 to 68 A.D. during which time he conducted at least five missionary journeys.

Please see our article on the life of Apostle Paul.

Acts 7:58, 8:1 - 3, 9, 11:25, 30, 12:25, 13 - 28, Romans 1:1, 1Corinthians 1:1, 2Corinthians 1:1, etc., 2Peter 3:15

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Little, small
Strong's #G3972

Acts 13:7

Opened, watch
Strong's #H6492

Menahem became Israel's king in 752 B.C. when he murdered King Shallum who had ruled for only one month (2Kings 15:13 - 14). After this heinous act a man named Pekah sets up a rival throne (possibly in Gilead). The two men govern at the same time until Menahem dies in 742. Pekahiah, his son, succeeds him on his throne based in Samaria.

Both Pekahiah and Pekah maintain rival thrones for two years until, in 740, Pekah has him assassinated. Pekah then rules for the next eight years as sole monarch over Israel. Ironically, Pekah's reign ends when he himself is killed by Hoshea who assumes the throne in 732 B.C.

2Kings 15:25 - 37, 16:1 - 5, 2Chronicles 28:6, Isaiah 7:1

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Jah has observed, Jehovah sees
Strong's #H6494

Pekahiah, the son of Israel's King Menahem, began his rule when his father died in 742 B.C. (2Kings 15:22). He assumes power, however, at a time when Pekah maintains (likely in Gilead, see 2Kings 15:25) a rival throne over Israel.

Pekahiah rules for only two years when, in 740 B.C., Pekah has him killed in Samaria. Pekah becomes the sole ruler of Israel until he is murdered in 732 (2Kings 15:30).

2Kings 15:22 - 26

Division, earthquake
Strong's #H6389

Genesis 10:25, 11:16 - 19, 1Chronicles 1:19, 25

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Peor (Baalpeor)
A gap, cleft
Strong's #H6465

Peor is an abbreviated form of Baalpeor which means "Lord of the gap" (Strong's #H1187). Baalpeor is the name of a pagan God worshipped by the ancient Israelites.

Mount Peor is located east of the Jordan River in Moabite territory. It is the place where Moab's King Balak brought the prophet Balaam for the express purpose of cursing the Israelites.

Numbers 23:28, 25:3, 5, 18, 31:16, Deuteronomy 4:3, Joshua 22:17, Psalm 106:28, Hosea 9:10

Breaches, breaks
Strong's #H6559

Perazim is likely the same location as Baalperazim mentioned in 2Samuel 5:20, 1Chronicles 14:11 and Isaiah 28:21.

Mount Perazim is where David, after being accepted as king by all of Israel's tribes, experienced his first military victory over the Philistines.

Isaiah 28:21

Please see our Handwriting on the Wall article.

Breach (break) of Uzza
Strong's #H6560

Perezuzza was named by King David after Uzzah was killed by God for touching the Ark of the Covenant.

1Chronicles 13:11

A tower, earthy
Strong's #G4011

Perga was a Mediterranean coastal town located in the Roman province of Lycia - Pamphylia.

The Apostle Paul briefly visited Perga twice during his first missionary journey. It is the place where Mark, the gospel writer traveling with Barnabas and Paul on the journey, decided to abruptly abandon them and go back to Jerusalem.

Acts 13:13 - 14, 14:25

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