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Jehoahaz

Jehoahaz

Jehoahaz or Joahaz. 1 In Second Kings, king of Israel (c.821-805 B.C.), son and successor of Jehu. He presided over an era of severe reduction of territory and prestige for the northern kingdom. 2 In the Bible, king of Judah for three months in 609 B.C. after the death of his father Josiah in battle against the Egyptians. Pharaoh Neco II removed Jehoahaz to Egypt and substituted Jehoiakim, his brother, in his place. He is also called Shallum. 3 Mentioned in Second Chronicles, where Ahaziah is meant. See Ahaziah 2.
Jehoahaz (meaning "Jehovah has held") was the name of several people mentioned in the Tanakh.

  1. Jehoahaz of Israel, king of Israel
  2. Jehoahaz of Judah, king of Judah
  3. The youngest son of Jehoram, king of Judah (2 Chronicles 21:17; 22:1, 6, 8, 9), more commonly known as Ahaziah.
  4. The full name of Ahaz of Judah, by which he is mentioned in the annals of Tiglath-Pileser III

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