Jehoahaz (Ji-hoh´uh-haz; Heb., “Yah[weh] has grasped”)

1 The eleventh king of Israel, the son of Jehu, he ruled 816–800 BCE. He continued to suffer from the depredations of Hazael, king of Syria (2Kgs 13:3; 2Kgs 13:22). Although Jehoahaz received the promise of a savior (2Kgs 13:4-5), that promise was not fulfilled during his reign. He was succeeded by his son, Joash. 2 The seventeenth king of Judah, the son of Josiah, he reigned for a short time, perhaps only three months (2Kgs 23:31; 609 BCE). After his father’s death at the hands of Pharaoh Neco at the battle of Megiddo, Jehoahaz was made king by the people. Pharaoh Neco deposed him in favor of his brother Eliakim, whom Neco renamed Jehoiakim (2Kgs 23:34). Jehoahaz was taken to Egypt as a captive and died there. Although he is described as an evil king in (2Kgs 23:32), neither Jeremiah (who calls him Shallum) nor (Ezek 19:2-4) seems to view him in such terms. 3 The twelfth king of Judah, who is better known as Ahaz.

2Kgs 13:3

3The anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, so that he gave them repeatedly into the hand of King Hazael of Aram, then into the hand of Ben-hadad son of ... View more

2Kgs 13:22

Israel Recaptures Cities from Aram
22Now King Hazael of Aram oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

2Kgs 13:4-5

4But Jehoahaz entreated the Lord, and the Lord heeded him; for he saw the oppression of Israel, how the king of Aram oppressed them.5Therefore the Lord gave Isr ... View more

2Kgs 23:31

Reign and Captivity of Jehoahaz
31Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he began to reign; he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hamuta ... View more

2Kgs 23:34

34Pharaoh Neco made Eliakim son of Josiah king in place of his father Josiah, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. But he took Jehoahaz away; he came to Egypt, an ... View more

2Kgs 23:32

32He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, just as his ancestors had done.

Ezek 19:2-4

2and say:
What a lioness was your mother
among lions!
She lay down among young lions,
rearing her cubs.3She raised up one of her cubs;
he became a young lion,
a ... View more

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