Ahaz (king)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahaz, King of Judah
Ahaz, King of Judah (אחז‎, 'chz; shortened form of יהואחז‎, yhw'chz, meaning “he [Yahweh] has held, grasped”). The 12th king of Judah. Placed his trust in Assyria when faced with military threat. His actions led to divine judgment upon Judah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahaz (Person)
AHAZ (PERSON) [Heb ʾāḥāz (אָחָז)]. The name is a hypocoristicon: a shortened form of names such as Ahaziah and Jehoahaz, “the LORD holds.” These names probably reflect confidence in God’s imminent presence, as in Ps 73:23, “I am always with you, you hold (ʾāḥaztā) my right hand” (IPN, 179).1.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahaz. 1. King of Judah (735–715 bc) who was especially remembered for his apostasy. The name Ahaz (kjv Achaz, Mt 1:9) is a shortened form of Ahaziah or Jehoahaz, with an element expressing God’s name (-iah, Jeho-) omitted. The three main accounts of Ahaz (2 Kgs 16; 2 Chr 28; Is 7) treat him as one of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahaz āʹhaz [Heb. ’āḥāz’—‘he has grasped’; cf. the Assyrian records of Tiglath-pileser III, “Yauhazi of Judah,” perhaps indicating that Ahaz is an abbreviated form of Jehoahaz]. The twelfth king of Judah, and son of Jotham. The biblical account of his reign is given in 2 K. 16; 2 Ch. 28; and Isa.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
AHAZ1. King of Judah (735–715 bc) who was especially remembered for his apostasy. The name Ahaz (Mt 1:9) is a shortened form of Ahaziah or Jehoahaz. The three main accounts of Ahaz (2 Kgs 16; 2 Chr 28; Is 7) treat him as one of the most evil rulers of the southern kingdom of Judah. Consequently, his
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahaz (ay´haz; Heb., “he [perhaps God] has grasped”), the son of Jotham and the father of Hezekiah. Ahaz was the eleventh king of Judah, reigning ca. 735–715 bce. Only twenty years old at his succession, Ahaz is said to have already committed abominable Canaanite practices, including sacrificing his son
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
AHAZ. The twelfth ruler of Judah, son of Jotham. He was 20 years of age when he ascended the throne, and he reigned for 16 years (732–716 b.c.; see 2 Kgs 16:2; 2 Chr 28:1). Ahaz was given to idolatry, following the practices of the northern kingdom. He even went so far as to sacrifice a son to pagan
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
AHAZ (Heb. ’āḥaz, ‘he has grasped’). 1. King of Judah (732–715 bc), son of Jotham. The name Ahaz is an abbreviated form of Jehoahaz. This is confirmed by an inscription of Tiglath-pileser III. (Yauhazi, see ANET, p. 282). His age at the time of his accession and the length of his reign (2 Ki. 16:2;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahaz (Heb. ʾāḥāz)A shortened form of such names as Ahaziah and Jehoahaz (“Yahweh has grasped”). The latter appears in an Assyrian text of Tiglath-pileser III (Akk. iaúhazi) as the name of the Judean king (ANET, 282–84).1. King of Judah in the 8th century b.c.e. At age 20 Ahaz succeeded his father
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahaz [āˊhăz] (Heb. ˒āḥāz “he has grasped”; probably a shortened form of Jehoahaz; cf. Akk. Yauhazi “Yahweh has grasped”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
AHAZ (A shortened form of the Hebrew name Ahaziah, meaning “Yahweh holds”) King of Judah from around 735 to 715 b.c. and the son and successor of King Jotham. His reign is documented in several sources (2 Kgs 16; 2 Chr 28; and Isa 7).Almost immediately after coming to the throne, Ahaz found himself
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
A´haz (possessor), eleventh king of Judah, son of Jotham, reigned 741–726, about sixteen years. At the time of his accession, Rezin king of Damascus and Pekah king of Israel had recently formed a league against Judah, and they proceeded to lay siege to Jerusalem. Upon this Isaiah hastened to give advice
See also
Jotham Father
Hezekiah Son
Maaseiah Son
Manasseh Grandson
Jerusha Grandmother