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Ahaz in Wikipedia
(Hebrew: אָחָז, Modern Aẖaz Tiberian ʼĀḥāz ; "has held"; Greek:
Ἄχαζ Akhaz; Latin: Achaz; an abbreviation of Jehoahaz, "Yahweh
has held") was king of Judah, and the son and successor of
Jotham. He is one of the kings mentioned in the genealogy
of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew.
Ahaz was twenty when he became king of Judah and reigned for
sixteen years. His reign commenced in the seventeenth year of
the reign of Pekah of Israel. Edwin Thiele concluded that
Ahaz was coregent with Jotham from 736/735 BC, and that his
sole reign began in 732/731 and ended in 716/715 BC.
William F. Albright has dated his reign to 735 – 715 BC...