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ahaziah


ahaziah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ahaziah 
  held  by  Jehovah.  (1.)  The  son  and  successor  of  Ahab.  He  followed 
  the  counsels  of  his  mother  Jezebel,  and  imitated  in  wickedness 
  the  ways  of  his  father.  In  his  reign  the  Moabites  revolted  from 
  under  his  authority  (2  Kings  3:5-7).  He  united  with  Jehoshaphat 
  in  an  attempt  to  revive  maritime  trade  by  the  Red  Sea,  which 
  proved  a  failure  (2  Chr.  20:35-37).  His  messengers,  sent  to 
  consult  the  god  of  Ekron  regarding  his  recovery  from  the  effects 
  of  a  fall  from  the  roof-gallery  of  his  palace,  were  met  on  the 
  way  by  Elijah,  who  sent  them  back  to  tell  the  king  that  he  would 
  never  rise  from  his  bed  (1  Kings  22:51;  2  Kings  1:18). 
 
  (2.)  The  son  of  Joram,  or  Jehoram,  and  sixth  king  of  Judah. 
  Called  Jehoahaz  (2  Chr.  21:17;  25:23),  and  Azariah  (2  Chr. 
  22:6).  Guided  by  his  idolatrous  mother  Athaliah,  his  reign  was 
  disastrous  (2  Kings  8:24-29;  9:29).  He  joined  his  uncle  Jehoram, 
  king  of  Israel,  in  an  expedition  against  Hazael,  king  of 
  Damascus;  but  was  wounded  at  the  pass  of  Gur  when  attempting  to 
  escape,  and  had  strength  only  to  reach  Megiddo,  where  he  died  (2 
  Kings  9:22-28).  He  reigned  only  one  year. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ahaziah,  seizure;  vision  of  the  Lord