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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Jehoi´ada (God-known), high-priest in the times of Ahaziah and Athaliah. He is only known from the part which he took in recovering the throne of Judah for the young Joash, who had been saved by his wife Jehoshebah from the massacre by which Athaliah sought to exterminate the royal line of David. The particulars of this transaction are related under other heads [ATHALIAH; JOASH]. Jehoiada manifested much decision and forecast on this occasion; and He used for good the great power which devolved upon him during the minority of the young king, and the influence which he continued to enjoy as long as he lived. The value of this influence is shown by the misconduct and the disorders of the kingdom after his death. He died in B.C. 834, at the age of 130, and his remains were honored with a place in the sepulcher of the kings at Jerusalem (; 2 Chronicles 23; 2 Chronicles 24).





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Jehoiada'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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