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Meaning: Jehovah-exalted

This is the name of 5 Biblical men of the Old Testament period.

  1. King Jehoram, Kingdom of Israel

    He is the son of infamously wicked King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, and successor to his brother Ahaziah on the throne of Israel.

    He reigned 12 years, 896-884 B.C. (2 Kings 1:17; 3:1). His first work was to reduce to subjection the Moabites, who had asserted their independence in the reign of his brother. Jehoshaphat, king of Judah (Judea), assisted Jehoram in this effort. He was further helped by his ally the king of Edom.

    Elisha went forth with the confederated army (2 Kings 3:1-19), and at the solicitation of King Jehoshaphat encouraged the army with the assurance from the Lord of a speedy victory.

    The Moabites under Mesha their king were utterly routed and their cities destroyed. At Kir-haraseth Mesha made a final stand. The Israelites refrained from pressing their victory further, and returned to their own land.

    Elisha afterwards again befriended Jehoram when a war broke out between the Syrians and Israel, and in a remarkable way brought that war to a bloodless close (2 Kings 6:23).

    But Jehoram, becoming confident in his own power, sank into idolatry, and brought upon himself and his land another Syrian invasion, which led to great suffering and distress in Samaria (2 Kings 6:24-33). By a remarkable providential interposition the city was saved from utter destruction, and the Syrians were put to flight (2 Kings 7:6-15).

    Jehoram was wounded in a battle with the Syrians at Ramah, and obliged to return to Jezreel (2 Kings 8:29; 9:14-15), and soon after the army proclaimed their leader Jehu king of Israel, and revolted from their allegiance to Jehoram (2 Kings 9).

    Jehoram was pierced by an arrow from Jehu's bow on the piece of ground at Jezreel which Ahab had taken from Naboth, and there he died (2 Kings 9:21-29).

    Relatives of Israel’s King Jehoram

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  2. Jehoram, King of Judah

    This is the eldest son and successor of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah.

    His life is recorded in 2 Kings 8:16-24 and 2 Chronicles 21:1-20.

    He reigned 8 years (892-885 B.C.) alone as king of Judah, having been previously for some years associated with his father (2 Chronicles 21:5; 21:20; 2 Kings 8:16).

    His wife was Athaliah, the daughter of wicked King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.

    His daughter Jehosheba was married to the high priest Jehoiada.

    He sank into gross idolatry, and brought upon himself and his kingdom the anger of Jehovah.

    The Edomites revolted from under his yoke, and the Philistines and the Arabians and Cushites invaded the land, and carried away great spoil, along with Jehoram's wives and all his children, except Ahaziah.

    He died a painful death from a fearful malady, and was refused a place in the sepulchre of the kings (2 Kings 8:16-24; 2 Chronicles 21).

    Relatives of Judah’s King Jehoram

  3. Prince Jehoram

    His is a son of Toi, king of Hamath, sent by his father to congratulate David on the occasion of his victory over Hadadezer (2 Samuel 8:10).

  4. Jehoram the Levite

    He is of the family of Gershom (1 Chronicles 26:25).

  5. Jehoram the priest

    He was sent by King Jehoshaphat to instruct the people in the Kingdom of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:8).

Article Version: September 23, 2021