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Amaziah

Amaziah

[am-uh-zahy-uh]
Amaziah, in the Bible. 1 King of Judah, son and successor of Jehoash of Judah. The two incidents of his reign were the conquest of Edom, including the capture of Petra, and an unprovoked attack by Amaziah on King Jehoash of Israel. Jehoash took Amaziah prisoner, entered Jerusalem, and sacked the Temple. Amaziah was assassinated at Lachish, and his son Uzziah succeeded him. 2 Priest of Bethel, Amos's enemy.
Amaziah ("strengthened by God") may refer to:

  1. Amaziah of Judah, the king of Judah
  2. A Levite, son of Hilkiah, of the descendants of Ethan the Merarite (1 Chronicles 6:45)
  3. A priest of the golden calves at Bethel (Amos 7:10-17)
  4. The father of Joshah, one of the leaders of the tribe of Simeon in the time of Hezekiah (1 Chr. 4:34)

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