Ahaz


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Ahaz

(ā`hăz), d. c.727 B.C., king of Judah (c.731–727 B.C.), son of Jotham. His reign marked the end of the real independence of Judah. A coalition of Pekah of Israel and Rezin of Syria attacked him and nearly took Jerusalem. Ahaz appealed for help to Tiglathpileser IIITiglathpileser III,
d. 728 B.C., king of ancient Assyria. He seems to have usurped the throne in 745 B.C. He bore the alternative name of Pul, by which he was known in biblical history (2 Kings 15.19).
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 of Assyria, who defeated Ahaz's enemies but demanded tribute of Judah. Ahaz sent some Temple gold as payment. The greatest figure of that time in Judah was the prophet Isaiah, who opposed the Assyrian alliance. Ahaz is denounced in the Bible for his heathen abominations and his sacrilege with the Temple gold. In Ahaz's reign Judah lost Elath, its Red Sea port, permanently. Ahaz was succeeded by Hezekiah.
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He also against the house of God was bold: A Leper once he lost and gain'd a King, AHAZ his sottish Conquerour, whom he drew Gods Altar to disparage and displace For one of SYRIAN mode, whereon to burn His odious offrings, and adore the Gods Whom he had vanquisht.
In Isaiah, Chapter 7, there is a prophecy to the king, Ahaz, that a young woman will conceive and bear a son and will name him Emmanuel.
The vessel was damaged in the time period of King Ahaz (735-715 BCE) and broken up by the Chaldeans (II Kgs.
Possibly the oldest account of a sundial comes from the Old Testament king of Judah, Ahaz, who measured the passage of the sun against a set of stairs.
In his book "Jezebel--Defeating Your #1 Spiritual Enemy" Larson presents Jezebel as a fallen angel taking on the identity and spirit of the despicable Queen, wife of King Ahaz, in the days of the Old Testament prophet Elijah.
With the Dial of Ahaz in his hands, he can heal bullet wounds and cure cancer.
Facing the danger of an invasion, King Ahaz had chosen to rely on the military might of Assyria to protect him, and in the process, he abandoned his fidelity to the God of his ancestors.
Whereas Joseph's story is one of obedience, the story of Ahaz is one of insubordination.
There are three proposals from abroad--two English clubs and Zenit [St Petersburg]--there are talks with the player and with Porto," Ahaz Felleger said, according to Metro.
Barak ordered attorney Ahaz Ben Ari "to examine every possible way within the legal framework -- including the use of Defense Regulations from 1945 -- to stop disturbances and harassment perpetrated against Commander of Judah and Samaria Division Brig.
Karun River Water Quality Assessment of Agricultural Ahaz range in Khorramshahr, Ahwaz.
Jerusalem -- PNN -- A proposal drafted earlier this month by the Israeli Defense Ministry's legal advisor Ahaz Benari would allow the setting up of special naval courts, called prize courts, that could confiscate ships that attempt to break through Israel's naval blockade on Gaza.