(jih hoh uh haz) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh grasps hold.” Two kings of Judah and one king of Israel bore this name. 1. In
2 Chronicles 21:17, the son and successor of Jehoram as king of Judah (841 B.C.). He is more frequently referred to as Ahaziah. 2. In
2 Kings 10:35, the son and successor of Jehu as king of Israel (814-798 B.C.). His reign is summarized in
2 Kings 13:1. Although
2 Kings 13:1 states that he reigned for seventeen years, a comparison of
2 Kings 13:1 with
2 Kings 13:10 seems to point to a reign of fourteen years or a coregency with his son for about three years. 3. In
2 Kings 23:30, the son and successor of Josiah as king of Judah (609 B.C.). He is also known as Shallum. See Israel; Chronology of the Biblical Period.
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