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Who is Jehoahaz?
        (whom Jehovah holds). 1. Son and successor of Jehu, king of Israel for 17 years, b.c. 856-840. See 2 Kgs 13:1-9. His reign was disastrous to the kingdom. The kings of Syria, Hazael and Benhadad, oppressed and spoiled the country. The army was but a shadow. When his troubles multiplied he sought the Lord, whom he had forsaken, and God ultimately raised up a deliverer in the person of Jehoash, his son. 2 Kgs 13:25. 2. Son and successor of Josiah, king of Judah, 2 Kgs 23:30; called Shallum 1 Chr 3:15; Jer 22:11. Though he was the fourth son, yet the people chose him king. He was an evil-doer, 2 Kgs 23:32, and referred to as a young lion by Ezekiel. Eze 19:3. He reigned only three months, b.c. 610. It has been plausibly conjectured that his irregular election offended Pharaoh-necho, who got Jehoahaz into his power at Riblah, in Syria, whence he sent him a prisoner loaded with chains into Egypt, and there he died, Jer 22:11-12, and his brother Jehoiakim became king in his stead. 2 Kgs 23:30, 2 Kgs 23:35. 3. The same with Ahaziah and Azariah. Comp. 2 Chr 21:17; 2 Chr 22:1, 2 Chr 22:6, 2 Chr 22:8-9.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'jehoahaz' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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