AHAZIAH, King of Israel
Son of AHAB and Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians
reigned 22 years from Samaria over Israel beginning in the 17th year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah
He had no son, so his brother JORAM became king of Israel during Judah king JOHORAM's reign
AHAZIAH, King of Judah
Son of Jehoram and -?-
Kings of Judah: Rehoboam (1st king of Judah) | Abijah | Asa | Jehoshaphat | Jehoram | Ahaziah (of Judah) |
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AHAZIAH, of Israel [BibleGateway Search 1]
mother: JEZEBEL[BibleGateway Search 2]
father: AHAB
1 Kings 22:40, 22:49,51 | 2 Kings 1


AHAZIAH, of Judah [BibleGateway Search 1]
mother: Athaliah[BibleGateway Search 2]
father: Jehoram
2 Kings 8:24-29, 9:16,21

Sister of Ahab of Israel; daughter of Omri of Israel
2 Kings 8:26, 11:1-3, 11:13-14, 11:20 | 1 Chronicles 8:26 (a male) | 2 Chronicles 22:2, 22:10-12, 23:12-13, 23:21, 24:7 |


AHAZIAH (2 different kings) [Easton Bible Dictionary]

Held by Jehovah.

* 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 Chronicles 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; 2Kings 1:18).

* The son of Joram, or Jehoram, and sixth king of Judah.
Called Jehoahaz (2 Chronicles 21:17; 25:23), and Azariah (2 Chronicles 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.


AHAZIAH [Smith Bible Dictionary]

(sustained by the Lord ).

1. Son of Ahab and Jezebel eighth king of Israel, reigned B.C. 896-895.
After the battle of Ramoth in Gilead, in which Ahab perished [AHAB], the vassal king of Moab refused his yearly tribute; comp. (Isaiah 16:1) Before Ahaziah could take measures for enforcing his claim, he was seriously injured by a fall through a lattice in his palace at Samaria. Being an idolater, he sent to inquire of the oracle of Baalzebub in the Philistine city of Ekron whether he should recover his health. But Elijah, who now for the last time exercised the prophetic office, rebuked him for this impiety, and announced to him his approaching death. The only other recorded transaction of his reign, his endeavor to join the king of Judah in trading to Ophir, is related under JEHOSHAPHAT. (1 Kings 22:49-53; 2 Kings 1:1; 2 Chronicles 20:35-37)

2. Fifth king of Judah, son of Jehoram and Athaliah (daughter of Ahab), and therefore nephew of the preceding Ahaziah, reigned one year, B.C. 884.
He is called AZARIAH, (2 Chronicles 22:2) probably by a copyist’s error, and JEHOAHAZ. (2 Chronicles 21:17) He was 22 years old at his accession. (2 Kings 8:26) (his age 42, in (2 Chronicles 22:2) is a copyist’s error). Ahaziah was an idolater, and he allied himself with his uncle Jehoram king of Israel against Hazael, the new king of Syria. The two kings were, however, defeated at Ramoth, where Jehoram was severely wounded. The revolution carried out in Israel by Jehu under the guidance of Elisha broke out while Ahaziah was visiting his uncle at Jezreel. As Jehu approached the town, Jehoram and Ahaziah went out to meet him; the former was shot through the heart by Jehu, and Ahaziah was pursued and mortally wounded. He died when he reached Megiddo.


AHAZIAH [ISBE]



AHAZIAH [Thompson Chain Reference]


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