Ahaziah (Ay´huh-zi´uh; Heb., “Yah[weh] holds firm”)

1 The son of Ahab and king of Israel ca. 850–849 BCE. Ahaziah permitted his mother, Jezebel, to maintain and even strengthen the Baal cult (1Kgs 22:52-53). He was reproved by Elijah, who threatened him with death, which followed shortly (2Kgs 1:2-18). 2 The son of Jehoram and Athaliah, and king of Judah ca. 842 BCE. Because of his kinship and friendship with Jehoram of Israel, Jehu, the king of Israel, assassinated him along with Jehoram (2Kgs 9:27-28).

1Kgs 22:52-53

52He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father and mother, and in the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who caused Israel to s ... View more

2Kgs 1:2-18

2Ahaziah had fallen through the lattice in his upper chamber in Samaria, and lay injured; so he sent messengers, telling them, “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the g ... View more

2Kgs 9:27-28

Ahaziah of Judah Killed
27When King Ahaziah of Judah saw this, he fled in the direction of Beth-haggan. Jehu pursued him, saying, “Shoot him also!” And they sho ... View more

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