Ahaziah of Israel

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Ahaziah was king of Israel and the son of Ahab and Jezebel. Albright has dated his reign to 850 - 849 BC, while Thiele offers the dates 853 - 852 BC.

The author of the Books of Kings criticized him for following the ways of his father. During 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; 2 Kings 1:18).

External link

  • Jewish Encyclopedia: (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=973&letter=A) Ahaziah, King of Israel
This entry incorporates text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897, with some modernisation.
Preceded by:
Ahab
King of Israel Succeeded by:
Jehoram

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