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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Amaziah [ăm ə zīˊə] (Heb. ˒amaṣyâ, ˓amaṣyāhû “Yahweh is strong”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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
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