Go up against the land of Merathaim, even
against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.
The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and
all the Assyrians with them: all of them desirable young men, captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Probably a place in Babylonia (Jeremiah 50:21 ; Ezekiel 23:23 ). It is the opinion, however, of some that this word signifies "visitation," "punishment," and allegorically "designates Babylon as the city which was to be destroyed."
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("visitation".) Jeremiah 50:21. Symbolical name for Babylon as doomed to be visited with judgment. In Ezekiel 23:23 simply a prefecture. Maurer translated, as descriptive epithets subjoined to "all the Chaldaeans," Ρekod (pakid ), Shoa , Κoa , "prefects, rich, princely." Otherwise, if a symbolical name here also, Pekod is "inflicter of," "visiting with, judgment," namely, upon Judah, "Aholibah."
Holman Bible Dictionary
(pee' kahd) Hebrew for “punishment” or “judgment” which plays on the name Puqadu, an Aramean tribe inhabiting the area east of the mouth of the Tigris (Jeremiah 50:21 ; Ezekiel 23:23 ). Sargon II (722-705 B.C.) incorporated Pekod into the Assyrian Empire. Pekod formed part of the Babylonian Empire in the time of Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
PEKOD. Probably the Bab. [Note: Babylonian.] PukÃ»du , a people settled in Lower Babylonia, possibly of AramÃ¦an race ( Ezekiel 23:23 , Jeremiah 50:21 ). Their seat was near the mouth of the Uknu River.
C. H. W. Johns.
- ) incorporated Pekod
into the Assyrian Empire. Pekod
formed part of the Babylonian Empire in the time of Jeremiah and Ezekiel
- (rich ), a proper name which occurs only in ( Ezekiel 23:23 ) in connection with Pekod
- A race named in Ezekiel 23:23 along with Babylonians, ChaldÃ¦ans, Pekod
, Koa, and Assyrians
- A people associated with Pekod
and Shoa ( Ezekiel 23:23 ), probably, therefore, a by-form of KutÃ» (also Gutium ), often mentioned in Assyr
- " Otherwise, if a symbolical name here also, Pekod
is "inflicter of," "visiting with, judgment," namely, upon Judah, "Aholibah