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ahaz


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ahaz 
  possessor.  (1.)  A  grandson  of  Jonathan  (1  Chr.  8:35;  9:42). 
 
  (2.)  The  son  and  successor  of  Jotham,  king  of  Judah  (2  Kings 
  16;  Isa.  7-9;  2  Chr.  28).  He  gave  himself  up  to  a  life  of 
  wickedness  and  idolatry.  Notwithstanding  the  remonstrances  and 
  warnings  of  Isaiah,  Hosea,  and  Micah,  he  appealed  for  help 
  against  Rezin,  king  of  Damascus,  and  Pekah,  king  of  Israel,  who 
  threatened  Jerusalem,  to  Tiglath-pileser,  the  king  of  Assyria, 
  to  the  great  injury  of  his  kingdom  and  his  own  humilating 
  subjection  to  the  Assyrians  (2  Kings  16:7,  9;  15:29).  He  also 
  introduced  among  his  people  many  heathen  and  idolatrous  customs 
  (Isa.  8:19;  38:8;  2  Kings  23:12).  He  died  at  the  age  of 
  thirty-five  years,  after  reigning  sixteen  years  (B.C.  740-724), 
  and  was  succeeded  by  his  son  Hezekiah.  Because  of  his  wickedness 
  he  was  "not  brought  into  the  sepulchre  of  the  kings." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ahaz,  one  that  takes  or  possesses