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jehoram


jehoram


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jehoram 
  Jehovah-exalted.  (1.)  Son  of  Toi,  king  of  Hamath,  sent  by  his 
  father  to  congratulate  David  on  the  occasion  of  his  victory  over 
  Hadadezer  (2  Sam.  8:10). 
 
  (2.)  A  Levite  of  the  family  of  Gershom  (1  Chr.  26:25). 
 
  (3.)  A  priest  sent  by  Jehoshaphat  to  instructruct  the  people 
  in  Judah  (2  Chr.  17:8). 
 
  (4.)  The  son  of  Ahab  and  Jezebel,  and  successor  to  his  brother 
  Ahaziah  on  the  throne  of  Israel.  He  reigned  twelve  years,  B.C. 
  896-884  (2  Kings  1:17;  3:1).  His  first  work  was  to  reduce  to 
  subjection  the  Moabites,  who  had  asserted  their  independence  in 
  the  reign  of  his  brother.  Jehoshaphat,  king  of  Judah,  assisted 
  Jehoram  in  this  effort.  He  was  further  helped  by  his  ally  the 
  king  of  Edom.  Elisha  went  forth  with  the  confederated  army  (2 
  Kings  3:1-19),  and  at  the  solicitation  of  Jehoshaphat  encouraged 
  the  army  with  the  assurance  from  the  Lord  of  a  speedy  victory. 
  The  Moabites  under  Mesha  their  king  were  utterly  routed  and 
  their  cities  destroyed.  At  Kir-haraseth  Mesha  made  a  final 
  stand  The  Israelites  refrained  from  pressing  their  victory 
  further,  and  returned  to  their  own  land. 
 
  Elisha  afterwards  again  befriended  Jehoram  when  a  war  broke 
  out  between  the  Syrians  and  Israel,  and  in  a  remarkable  way 
  brought  that  war  to  a  bloodless  close  (2  Kings  6:23).  But 
  Jehoram,  becoming  confident  in  his  own  power,  sank  into 
  idolatry,  and  brought  upon  himself  and  his  land  another  Syrian 
  invasion,  which  led  to  great  suffering  and  distress  in  Samaria 
  (2  Kings  6:24-33).  By  a  remarkable  providential  interposition 
  the  city  was  saved  from  utter  destruction,  and  the  Syrians  were 
  put  to  flight  (2  Kings  7:6-15). 
 
  Jehoram  was  wounded  in  a  battle  with  the  Syrians  at  Ramah,  and 
  obliged  to  return  to  Jezreel  (2  Kings  8:29;  9:14,  15),  and  soon 
  after  the  army  proclaimed  their  leader  Jehu  king  of  Israel,  and 
  revolted  from  their  allegiance  to  Jehoram  (2  Kings  9).  Jehoram 
  was  pierced  by  an  arrow  from  Jehu's  bow  on  the  piece  of  ground 
  at  Jezreel  which  Ahab  had  taken  from  Naboth,  and  there  he  died 
  (2  Kings  9:21-29). 
 
  (5.)  The  eldest  son  and  successor  of  Jehoshaphat,  king  of 
  Judah.  He  reigned  eight  years  (B.C.  892-885)  alone  as  king  of 
  Judah,  having  been  previously  for  some  years  associated  with  his 
  father  (2  Chr.  21:5,  20;  2  Kings  8:16).  His  wife  was  Athaliah, 
  the  daughter  of  Ahab  and  Jezebel.  His  daughter  Jehosheba  was 
  married  to  the  high  priest  Jehoiada.  He  sank  into  gross 
  idolatry,  and  brought  upon  himself  and  his  kingdom  the  anger  of 
  Jehovah.  The  Edomites  revolted  from  under  his  yoke,  and  the 
  Philistines  and  the  Arabians  and  Cushites  invaded  the  land,  and 
  carried  away  great  spoil,  along  with  Jehoram's  wives  and  all  his 
  children,  except  Ahaziah.  He  died  a  painful  death  from  a  fearful 
  malady,  and  was  refused  a  place  in  the  sepulchre  of  the  kings  (2 
  Kings  8:16-24;  2  Chr.  21). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jehoram,  exaltation  of  the  Lord