Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Jehoahaz : Jehovah his sustainer, or he whom Jehovah holdeth.

  1. The youngest son of Jehoram, king of Judah (2 Chronicles 21:17; 22:1,6,8,9); usually Ahaziah (which see).
  2. The son and successor of Jehu, king of Israel (2 Kings 10:35). He reigned seventeen years, and followed the evil ways of the house of Jeroboam. The Syrians, under Hazael and Benhadad, prevailed over him, but were at length driven out of the land by his son Jehoash (2 Kings 13:1-9,25).
  3. Josiah's third son, usually called Shallum (1 Chronicles 3:15). He succeeded his father on the throne, and reigned over Judah for three months (2 Kings 23:31,34). He fell into the idolatrous ways of his predecessors (2 Kings 23:32), was deposed by Pharaoh-Necho from the throne, and carried away prisoner into Egypt, where he died in captivity (2 Kings 23:33,34; Jeremiah 22:10-12; 2 Chronicles 36:1-4).
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