Appointing a ruler
The act of selecting someone to rule over a country or territory. Can include selecting a ruler for a vassal state or a king selecting his own successor.
Key passages
1 Mac 9:30–31

Now, therefore, we have chosen you today to be for us as our ruler instead of him, and our leader to fight our battle.” And Jonathan was chosen at that time for the command, and he rose in place of Judas, his brother.

1 Mac 14:35

And the people saw the faithfulness of Simon and the glory that he was resolved to create for his nation. And they appointed him as ruler and high priest over them because of all these things he had done and the righteousness and the faithfulness that he maintained for his nation. And he sought out …

1 Esd 1:34

Now when the men of the nation took Jeconiah, son of Josiah, they appointed him king in the place of Josiah his father, being twenty-three years old.

1 Esd 1:37

Then the king of Egypt appointed king Jehoiakim, his brother, king of Judah and Jerusalem.

1 Esd 1:46

And he appointed Zedekiah king of Judah and Jerusalem. Zedekiah was twenty-one years old, and he reigned eleven years.

See also
2 Ch 36:4; Ac 7:10;