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1. Son and successor of Jehu king of Israel: he reigned from B.C. 856 to 841. He did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, and was oppressed by Hazael king of Syria, who compelled him to reduce his army to fifty horsemen, ten chariots, and ten thousand foot soldiers. His submission to Syria continued under Benhadad. But when he prayed to the Lord a 'saviour' was raised up who delivered him out of the hand of the Syrians. 2 Kings 13:1-25 ; 2 Kings 14:1,8,17 ; 2 Chronicles 25:17,25 .

2. Son and successor of Josiah king of Judah: he reigned only three months, B.C. 610. He did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, and was deposed by Pharaoh-Necho, who sent him in chains to Egypt, where he died. 2 Kings 23:30-34 ; 2 Chronicles 36:1-4 . He is called SHALLUM in 1 Chronicles 3:15 ; Jeremiah 22:11 . In the parable of the Lion's whelps in Ezekiel 19:1-9 this king is referred to as being carried in chains to Egypt.

3. Name given to AHAZIAH in 2 Chronicles 21:17 . See AHAZIAH, No. 2.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Jehoahaz'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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