Jehu’s Letter
A letter Jehu sent to the rulers of Jezreel concerning Ahab’s seventy sons.
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. Son of Jehoshaphat and descendant of Nimshi, hence commonly called “the son of Nimshi”; tenth king of Israel and founder of its fourteenth dynasty. He reigned for twenty-eight years, ca 842–814 b.c.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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 (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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JEHU (jēʹhū; Gesenius, “Jehovah is He”). The eleventh king of the separate kingdom of Israel. He was the son of Jehoshaphat (2 Kings 9:2) and the grandson of Nimshi, although sometimes called the latter’s son (1 Kings 19:16). The first appearance of Jehu is his memory of riding with Bidkar, now his
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Jehu Dynasty
JEHU DYNASTYAfter Jehu (842–814 bce) killed Jehoram, the last ruler of the *Omri dynasty, he seized the throne of Israel and was succeeded by four heirs: Jehoahaz (817–800 bce), Jehoash (800–784 bce), Jeroboam II (789–748 bce) and Zechariah (748–747 bce) (dates from Cogan and Tadmor, 341). The dynasty