Ahaziah (Jehoahaz) BEN JORAM ha-David, King of Judah (-842/841BC)
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Zibiah BAT HABRALIAS of Beersheba
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Jehoash (Joash) BEN AHAZIAH ha-David, King of Judah (837/835-800/796BC)
(-Abt 796 B.C.)
Jehoaddan of Jerusalem
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Amaziah BEN JOASH ha-David, King of Judah (800/796-783/767BC)
(-Between 783 B.C.)

 

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Jecoliah- Ikhalya of Jerusalem

Amaziah BEN JOASH ha-David, King of Judah (800/796-783/767BC)

  • Died: Between 783 and 767 B.C., Lachish

   General Notes:

Amaziah began his reign by punishing the murderers of his father (2 Kings 5-7; 2 Chronicles 25:3-5). He was the first to employ a mercenary army of 100,000 Israelite soldiers, which he did in his attempt to bring the Edomites again under the yoke of Judah (2 Chr. 25:5, 6). He was commanded by an unamed prophet to send back the mercenaries, to whom he acquiesed (2 Chr. 25:7-10, 13), much to the annoyance of the mercenaries. His obedience to this command was followed by a decisive victory over the Edomites (2 Chr. 25:14-16). Amaziah began to worship some of the idols he took from the Edomites, which the author of Chronicles believes led to his ruin and his defeat by Jehoash, king of Israel whom he had challenged to battle. His defeat was followed by a conspiracy that took his life (2 Kings 14:8-14, 19). He was slain at Lachish, to which he had fled, and his body was brought upon horses to Jerusalem, where it was buried in the royal sepulchre (2 Kings 14:19, 20; 2 Chr. 25:27, 28).

   Marriage Information:

Amaziah married Jecoliah- Ikhalya of Jerusalem.


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