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Jehoahaz

Jehoahaz [N] [H] [S]

Jehovah his sustainer, or he whom Jehovah holdeth.

  • The youngest son of Jehoram, king of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 21:17 ; 2 Chronicles 22:1 2 Chronicles 22:6 2 Chronicles 22:8 2 Chronicles 22:9 ); usually Ahaziah (q.v.).

  • The son and successor of Jehu, king of Israel ( 2 Kings 10:35 ). He reigned seventeen years, and followed the evil ways of the house of Jeroboam. The Syrians, under Hazael and Benhadad, prevailed over him, but were at length driven out of the land by his son Jehoash ( 2 Kings 13:1-9 2 Kings 13:25 ).

  • Josiah's third son, usually called Shallum ( 1 Chronicles 3:15 ). He succeeded his father on the throne, and reigned over Judah for three months ( 2 Kings 23:31 2 Kings 23:34 ). He fell into the idolatrous ways of his predecessors ( 23:32 ), was deposed by Pharaoh-Necho from the throne, and carried away prisoner into Egypt, where he died in captivity ( 2 Kings 23:33 2 Kings 23:34 ; Jeremiah 22:10-12 ; 2 Chr 36:1-4 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Jehoahaz". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .