Ahaz (Ay´haz; Heb., “he has grasped”)

The son of Jotham and father of Hezekiah. Ahaz was the eleventh king of Judah, reigning 735–715 BCE. Only twenty years old at his succession, Ahaz is judged by the Hebrew historians as having committed such abominable Canaanite practices as sacrificing his son and worshiping at high places (2Kgs 16:1-4).

2Kgs 16:1-4

Ahaz Reigns over Judah
1In the seventeenth year of Pekah son of Remaliah, King Ahaz son of Jotham of Judah began to reign.2Ahaz was twenty years old when he beg ... View more

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