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JEHOAHAZ

1. Jehoahaz of Israel (in 2 Kings 14:1 and 2 Chronicles 34:8; 2 Chronicles 36:2; 2 Chronicles 36:4 Joahaz ) succeeded his father Jehu. Our records tell us nothing of him except the length of his reign, which is given as seventeen years ( 2 Kings 13:1 ), and the low estate of his kingdom, owing to the aggressions of Syria. A turn for the better seems to have come before his death, because the forces of Assyria pressing on the north of Damascus turned the attention of that country away from Israel ( 2 Kings 13:3-5 ).

2. Jehoahaz of Judah (in 1Es 1:34 Joachaz or Jeconias; in 1Es 1:38 Zarakes ) was the popular choice for the throne after the death of Josiah ( 2 Kings 23:30 ). But Pharaoh-necho, who had obtained possession of all Syria, regarded his coronation as an act of assumption, deposed him in favour of his brother Jehoiakim, and carried him away to Egypt, where he died ( 2 Kings 23:34 ). Jeremiah, who calls him Shallum , finds his fate sadder than that of his father who fell in battle ( Jeremiah 22:10-12 ).

3. 2Ch 21:17; 2 Chronicles 25:23 = Ahaziah , No. 2 .

H. P. Smith.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Jehoahaz'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/j/jehoahaz.html. 1909.

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