Jehoiada makes reforms
The people of Judah tore down the temple of Baal and killed the priest of Baal. Then they took Joash to the palace and sat him on the throne.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Reform; Reformation
Reform; Reformation “Be reformed” is once the AV rendering of the Hebrew niphal of yāsar, literally “let oneself be instructed” (Lev. 26:23; RSV “be turned”; NEB “learn discipline”; see Discipline I). The noun “reform” (Gk. diórthōma) refers to administrative improvements in Acts 24:2, RSV (cf. NEB
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
ReformTo reform means to reconstitute the life of an individual or nation and bring it into line with a moral or spiritual standard. In the Bible, stories of reform involve a return to an earlier standard from which individuals or nations have drifted. Such reform is implicitly accompanied by repentance.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
REFORM<re-form’> ([יָסַר‎, yacar]): The word in the Revised Version (British and American) is found only in Leviticus 26:23, in the phrase “ye will not be reformed.” The meaning is, “to be instructed,” or, more fully, “to let one’s self be chastened,” i.e. by God’s discipline to learn the lessons
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Reformed, Relations of Lutherans to
Reformed, Relations of Lutherans to. The separation among those who protested against the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church in the sixteenth century was occasioned by the dissatisfaction of Zwingli and others with Luther for not making his work of reformation, in their opinion, sufficiently comprehensive.
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Scholasticism, Reformed
scholasticism, Reformed. Within *Protestantism, part of a significant movement that adapted the intricate methodologies—including linguistic precision and speculative philosophy—of medieval scholars such as Peter Lombard (c. 1095–1169), William of Ockham (1280–1348) and Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) for
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
REFORM.—There is no mention of this word in the Gospels; the only use of it in the NT is He 9:10 ‘until the time of reformation’ (Gr. διόρθωσις). It may be well to note in what sense Jesus may be said to have approved of ‘reform.’ There was much about the State that needed reform. Did He step forward
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
REFORM, rē̇-fôrmʹ (יָסַר‎), yāṣar): The word in RV is found only in Lev 26:23, in the phrase “ye will not be reformed.” The meaning is, “to be instructed,” or, more fully, “to let one’s self be chastened,” i.e. by God’s discipline to learn the lessons of this chastening.The Heb word is the same in
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Reformed Epistemology
REFORMED EPISTEMOLOGYReformed epistemology, developed by Alvin *Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff and William Alston, maintains that belief in God can be rational or justified without the support of an argument for the existence of God. This runs counter to the *Enlightenment *evidentialist view of *rationality
Key passages
2 Ki 11:17–20

Then Jehoiada made a covenant between Yahweh and the king and the people, that the people should be as a people for Yahweh, and also a covenant between the king and the people. Then all the people of the land went to the temple of Baal and tore it down, and its altars and its images they …

2 Ch 23:16–21

And Jehoiada made a covenant between himself and all the people and the king, that they should be Yahweh’s people. Then all the people went to the house of Baal and broke it down. And they smashed his altars and his images, and they killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And …