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Jehu (prophet)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Son of Hanani; a prophet of Yahweh who was contemporary to Jehoshaphat, king of Judah and Baasha, king of Israel (1 Kgs 16:1, 7; 12; 2 Chr 19:2; 20:34). In 1 Kings Jehu receives an oracle from God judging and pronouncing the death of King Baasha of Israel for walking in the ways of Jeroboam and causing the people of Israel to sin (1 Kgs 16:1–4). In 2 Chronicles Jehu critiques King Jehoshaphat of Judah (2 Chr 19:2–3). For further information, see this article: Kings, First and Second Books of.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jehu the Prophet
Jehu the Prophet (יֵהוּא‎, yehu'). Son of Hanani; a prophet of Yahweh who was contemporary to Jehoshaphat, king of Judah and Baasha, king of Israel (1 Kgs 16:1, 7; 12; 2 Chr 19:2; 20:34). In 1 Kings Jehu receives an oracle from God judging and pronouncing the death of King Baasha of Israel for walking
Jehu, King of Israel
Jehu, King of Israel (יֵהוּא‎, yehu'). Son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi (2 Kgs 9:2, 14). Reigned in Samaria for 28 years (841–814 bc) after destroying the Omride Dynasty and establishing another that lasted four generations (2 Kgs 10:30).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jehu (Person)
JEHU (PERSON) [Heb yēhûʾ (יֵהוּא)]. The name of 5 individuals in the OT.1. King of Israel, son of Nimshi, who overthrew the Omride dynasty and founded one of his own. The years of his reign are variously reckoned as 845–818 b.c.e. (Begrich 1929 and Jepsen 1979), 841–814 b.c.e. (Thiele 1965), and 842–815
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jehu
Jehu. 1. Prophet in Israel, son of the “seer” Hanani (2 Chr 16:7), who denounced Baasha for following in the ways of Jeroboam (1 Kgs 16:1–7). In addition to continuing the heretical worship of the golden calves at Bethel and Dan, Baasha also assassinated Nadab, the son of Jeroboam (1 Kgs 15:25–32).Jehu
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jehu
Jehu jēʹhoo̅ [Heb. yēhâʾ—‘he is Yahweh’; 1 K. 19:16f.; 2 K. 9–10; Gk. Eiou].
XII. Assyrian Records
2. The son of Hanani, who prophesied the downfall of Baasha’s line (1 K. 16:1, 7, 12). This may be the same person who rebuked Jehoshaphat of Judah for allying with Ahab of Israel against the Syrians at Ramoth-gilead (2 Ch. 19:2f.). The “chronicles of Jehu the son of Hanani, which are recorded in the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jehu
JEHU1. Prophet and son of the “seer” Hanani (2 Chr 16:7), who denounced Baasha for following in the ways of Jeroboam (1 Kgs 16:1–7). In addition to continuing the heretical worship of the golden calves at Bethel and Dan, Baasha also assassinated Nadab, the son of Jeroboam (15:25–32).Jehu later rebuked
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jehu
Jehu (jee´hyoo).1 The king of Israel for twenty-eight years, ca. 843/2–815 bce, and founder of a dynasty that lasted five generations, or about ninety years (2 Kings 9–10; 15:12). Jehu was probably the son of Jehoshaphat and grandson of Nimshi (9:2, 14), though he is also listed as the “son of Nimshi” (1
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jehu
JEHU1. A servant of David born at Anathoth, one of David’s chief slingers who met him at Ziklag (1 Chr 12:3).2. A prophet, son of Hanani, who prophesied against King Baasha (1 Kgs 16:1, 7, 12) and later recorded events of the reign of Jehoshaphat, in the chronicles of Jehu mentioned in 2 Chr 20:34.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jehu
JEHU (Heb. yēhû, meaning uncertain. Possibly an abbreviation of yehôhû’, ‘Yahweh is he’).1. An ambidextrous Benjaminite warrior who aided David at Ziklag (1 Ch. 12:3).2. A seer, son of Hanani, who foresaw the end of Baasha’s dynasty (1 Ki. 16:1–7). He also prophesied to Jehoshaphat (2 Ch. 19:2)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jehu
Jehu (Heb. yēhûʾ)1. A prophetic figure in the era of King Baasha of Israel, identified as the son of Hanani (1 Kgs. 16:1–4). He received a divine oracle to deliver a judgment pronouncing the death of Baasha and the demise of the royal house. Later he confronted King Jehoshaphat of Judah and reprimanded
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jehu
JEHU (Hebrew, “the Lord is God”) The tenth king of Israel from 841 to 814 b.c., the son of Jehoshaphat, son of Nimshi (1 Kgs 19:16; 2 Chr 22:7). An officer in the army, Jehu was anointed at Ramoth-gilead at the command of Elisha (1 Kgs 19:15–18; 2 Kgs 9:1–10). He began to conspire against Joram, and
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jehu
Je´hu (the living).1. The founder of the fifth dynasty of the kingdom of Israel, son of Jehoshaphat. 2 Kings 9:2. He reigned over Israel 28 years, b.c. 884–856. His first appearance in history is when he heard the warning of Elijah against the murderer of Naboth. 2 Kings 9:25. In the reigns of Ahaziah
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