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Ahaziah (king of Israel)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahaziah, King of Israel
Ahaziah, King of Israel (אֲחַזְיָ֣הוּ‎, achazyahu). Son of Ahab. The eighth king of the northern kingdom of Israel.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahaziah (Person)
AHAZIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥazyāh (û) (אֲחַזְיָהוּ)]. The name of two kings in the OT. The name means “Yahweh has seized.”1. King of N Israel, the son and successor of Ahab, who reigned little more than one year. The calculations for his reign differ only slightly: 852–851 b.c.e. (Begrich and Jepsen),
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahaziah
Ahaziah. 1. Ahab’s son, who ruled the northern kingdom of Israel for two years as its ninth king (853–852 bc). He came to the throne when Ahab was killed while trying to recover Ramoth-gilead from Syrian control. Ahaziah was a contemporary of King Jehoshaphat of Judah and of Jehoshaphat’s son Jehoram.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahaziah
Ahaziah ā-hə-zīʹə [Heb. aḥazyâ,’aḥazyāyû—‘Yahweh has grasped (sustained)’].
Ahaziah (son of Ahab)
1. King of Israel (ca 853–852 b.c.), and son of Ahab and Jezebel (1 K. 22:51–2 K. 1:18). Ahaziah succeeded his father as king in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat of Judah and reigned two years (for the chronological problem involved in a comparison of 1 K. 16:29; 22:41, 51; 2 K. 1:17, see Chronology
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahaziah
AHAZIAH1. Ahab’s son, who ruled the northern kingdom of Israel for two years as its ninth king (853–852 bc). He came to the throne when Ahab was killed while trying to recover Ramoth-gilead from Syrian control. Ahaziah was a contemporary of King Jehoshaphat of Judah and of Jehoshaphat’s son Jehoram.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahaziah
Ahaziah (ay´huh-zi´uh; Heb., “the Lord holds firm”).1 The son of Ahab and king of Israel ca. 850–849 bce. Ahaziah permitted his mother, Jezebel, to maintain and even strengthen the Baal cult (1 Kings 22:52–53). He apparently joined Jehoshaphat of Judah in a naval expedition, which was wrecked at Ezion-geber,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahaziah
AHAZIAH1. Ahaziah followed Ahab, his father, to the throne of Israel in 853 b.c. and reigned two years. He joined Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, in building a merchant fleet, but it displeased God and the fleet was destroyed (1 Kgs 22:40, 48–53; 2 Chr 20:35–37). Ahaziah accidentally fell out a second story
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ahaziah
AHAZIAH (Heb. ’aḥazyâ or ’aḥazyāhû, ‘Yahweh has grasped’). 1. Son and successor of *Ahab, king of Israel, whose religious policy he continued unchanged (1 Ki. 22:51–2 Ki. 1:18). Consequently, the main interest in his 2-year reign for the biblical narrator is his clash with *Elijah after he had sent
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahaziah
Ahaziah (Heb. ʾăḥazyâ, ʾăḥazyāhû)1. King of Judah, who succeeded his father Jehoram (Joram) at the age of 22 and reigned one year (843/842 b.c.e.). Ahaziah’s mother was Athaliah, making him the grandson of Ahab and Jezebel (2 Kgs. 8:25–27). The statement in Chronicles that Ahaziah began to reign
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahazian
Ahazian [ā hə zīˊə] (Heb. ˒aḥazyâ, ˒aḥazyāhû “Yahweh has grasped”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ahaziah
AHAZIAH (Hebrew, “Yahweh holds”)1. The king of Israel (r. ca. 853–852 b.c.) and the son and successor of Ahab. Ahaziah reigned for barely one year (1 Kgs 22:40, 50, 52–53; 2 Kgs 1:1–18; 2 Chr 20:35, 37). The chief event of his reign was the failed joint commercial effort undertaken with Jehoshaphat
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahaziah
Ahazi´ah (sustained by the Lord).1. Son of Ahab and Jezebel, eighth king of Israel, reigned b.c. 896–895. After the battle of Ramoth in Gilead, in which Ahab perished [Ahab], the vassal king of Moab refused his yearly tribute; comp. Isa. 16:1. Before Ahaziah could take measures for enforcing his claim,
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Ahab Father
Athaliah Mother
Jehoram Brother
Omri Grandfather
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