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Meaning: Jehovah his sustainer, or he whom Jehovah holdeth

This was the name of three biblical kings.

  1. King Jehoahaz of the Kingdom of Judah, son of Jehoram

    also known as: Ahaziah

    He is the youngest son of King Jehoram of Judah (2 Chronicles 21:17; 22:1; 22:6; 22:8-9); usually Ahaziah.

    Relatives of Judah’s King Jehoahaz

  2. King Jehoahaz of Israel

    He is the son and successor of King Jehu of the Kingdom of Israel (2 Kings 10:35).

    He reigned 17 years, and followed the evil ways of the house of Jeroboam.

    The Syrians, under Hazael and Benhadad (Ben-Hadad), prevailed over him, but were at length driven out of the land by his son Jehoash (13:1-9; 2 Kings 13:25).

    Relatives of Israel’s King Jehoahaz

  3. King Jehoahaz of Judah, son of Josiah

    also known as: Shallum

    He was the sovereign of the Kingdom of Judah. He is Josiah's third son, usually called Shallum (1 Chronicles 3:15).

    The record of his life can be read in 2 Kings 23:30-34 and 2 Chronicles 36:1-4.

    He succeeded his father on the throne, and reigned over Judah for only 3 months (2 Kings 23:31; 23:34).

    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 (23:33-34; Jeremiah 22:10-12; 2 Chronicles 36:1-4).

    Relatives of Judah’s King Jehoahaz, son of Josiah

Article Version: September 24, 2021