Loading…
Amaziah (priest)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Amaziah the Priest
Amaziah the Priest (אֲמַצְיָהוּ‎, amatsyahu). A priest in Bethel for Jeroboam, king of Israel (Amos 7:10–14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Amaziah (Person)
AMAZIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾămaṣyāhû (אֲמַצְיָהוּ)]. The name held by four persons in the Hebrew Bible. The name means “Yahu is strong” (TPNAH 75: 163).1. The 9th ruler of the southern kingdom of Judah (ca. 800–783 b.c.), the son of Joash, king of Judah (ca. 837–800 b.c.).The accounts of Amaziah’s reign
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Amaziah
Amaziah. 1. Ninth king of Judah (796–767 bc), who at age 25 succeeded his father, King Joash, when Joash was assassinated after a 40-year reign (2 Kgs 12:19–21). Amaziah’s mother was Jeho-addin. He ruled Judah for 29 years before he too was killed by assassins (14:18–20). When Amaziah began his reign,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Amaziah (priest)
4. A priest of Bethel (Am. 7:10ff) who accused the prophet Amos of conspiracy against Jeroboam II of Israel. Amaziah advised Amos to return to his native Judah, to which the prophet replied: “I am no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, and Yahweh took me
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Amaziah
AMAZIAH1. Ninth king of Judah (796–767 bc), who at age 25 succeeded his father, King Joash, when Joash was assassinated after a 40-year reign (2 Kgs 12:19–21). Amaziah’s mother was Jehoaddin. He ruled Judah for 29 years before he too was killed by assassins (14:18–20). When Amaziah began his reign,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Amaziah
Amaziah (am´uh-zi´uh; Heb., “the Lord is mighty”).1 The king of Judah ca. 800–783 bce. Amaziah was the son of Joash; he succeeded his father as king when he was twenty-five years old (see 2 Kings 14:1–20). According to 2 Kings 14:2 he ruled twenty-nine years, but the chronological problems posed by
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Amaziah
AMAZIAH1. The ninth ruler of Judah, a son of Joash and Jehoaddan (Jehoaddin in 2 Kgs 14:2 RSV). Twenty-five years of age when he ascended the throne, he reigned for 29 years. There is disagreement on the dates of his reign. E.R. Thiele has placed the beginning of Amaziah’s reign at 796 b.c. with a co-regency
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Amaziah
AMAZIAH (Heb. ’amaṣyâ or ’amaṣyāhû, ‘Yahweh is mighty’). 1. Son and successor of Joash, king of Judah (2 Ki. 14:1–20; 2 Ch. 25). He inflicted a severe defeat on Edom, which had previously regained its independence from Judah (2 Ki. 8:20–22), though apparently without subduing it completely (cf.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Amaziah
Amaziah (Heb. ʾămaṣyâ, ʾămaṣyāhû)1. A Simeonite, the father of Joshah (1 Chr. 4:34).2. A Levite of the family of Merair, who was the son of Hilkiah and the father of Hashabiah (1 Chr. 6:45 [MT 30]). He was among those appointed over the song service “before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting” (1
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Amaziah
Amaziah [ăm ə zīˊə] (Heb. ˒amaṣyâ, ˓amaṣyāhû “Yahweh is strong”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Amaziah
Amazi´ah (the strength of the Lord).1. Son of Joash, and eighth king of Judah, reigned b.c. 837–809. He succeeded to the throne at the age of 25, on the murder of his father, and punished the murderers. In order to restore his kingdom to the greatness of Jehoshaphat’s days, he made war on the Edomites,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Amaziah
AMAZI´AH (am-a-zīʹā; “Jehovah is mighty”).1. The son and successor of Jehoash, or Joash, and the ninth ruler of Judah. He ascended the throne at the age of twenty-five and reigned twenty-nine years (2 Kings 14:1–2; 2 Chron. 25:1), 796–767 b.c. He began his reign by killing the persons who had murdered
See also