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Jehu (jç'hu), Jehovah is Hebrews 1:1-14. The son of Jehoshaphat, king over Israel. 1 Kings 19:16-17. Haying been proclaimed king in the presence of the whole army, he proceeded towards Jezreel, and executed the predicted judgments upon the house of Ahab. He slew Jorum, the reigning king, and mortally wounded Ahaziah, king of Judah, who was with him. 2 Kings 9:24. Jehu then entered Jezreel, and had Jezebel thrown out of the window of the palace, and her body was trodden under foot, fulfilling another prophecy. Jehu then secured possession of Samaria, and slew all that remained unto Ahab, till he had extirpated him, according to the word of the Lord. 2 Kings 10:1-17. He then, at a great festival, exterminated all the idolatrous priests and prophets of Baal, as traitors to King Jehovah, and turned the temple of Baal into a draughthouse. 2 Kings 10:18-28. For his services he received a divine promise, that his descendants, for four generations, should possess the throne. Jehu, himself, was a decisive, terrible, and ambitious man. He erred in allowing the golden calves at Dan and Bethel to remain. He reigned 28 years. 2 Kings 10:29-36. The name of Jehu occurs on the black obelisk, in the British Museum: "Yaua, the son of Khumri," i.e., Jehu, the successor of Omri, the founder of Samaria. 1 Kings 16:23-24. 2. A descendant of Judah. 1 Chronicles 2:38. 3. A descendant of Simeon. 1 Chronicles 4:35. 4. One of David's distinguished officers. 1 Chronicles 12:3. 5. The son of Hanani, a prophet of Samaria. 1 Kings 16:1-12; 2 Chronicles 19:1-3. He wrote the annals of Jehoshaphat. 2 Chronicles 20:34.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Jehu'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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