also known as: Joash (a contracted form of this name)
This is the name of 2 Hebrew kings of opposing kingdoms.
Jehoash, king of Judah
Queen Athaliah, daughter of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, was taken by surprise when she heard the shout of the people, “Long live the king,” and when she appeared in the temple, Jehoiada commanded her to be led forth to death (2 Kings 11:13-20).
Jehoash, king of Israel
He tolerated the worship of the golden calves, yet seems to have manifested a character of sincere devotion to the God of his fathers.
He held the prophet Elisha in honor, and wept by his bedside when he was dying, addressing him in the words Elisha himself had used when Elijah was carried up into heaven: “O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof.”
He was afterwards involved in war with Amaziah, the king of Judah (2 Chr. 25:23-24), whom he utterly defeated at Beth-shemesh, on the borders of Dan and Philistia, and advancing on Jerusalem, broke down a portion of the wall, and carried away the treasures of the temple and the palace.
He was succeeded by his son.
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