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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.
Though the captives are eventually returned, King Ahaz of Judah successfully bribes Assyria to attack Aram and Israel in order to relieve their siege.
The appointed passage from the prophet Isaiah (9:1-4) is part of a larger section concerned with the Immanuel sign given to Ahaz and the coming child's impact upon Judah (7:1-9:7).
However, in Isaiah, when God specifically speaks to Ahaz, telling him to ask God for a great sign, Ahaz says that he will not put God to the test.
Finally, in the words of the Bible: "The prophet Isaiah called upon the Lord, and the Lord made the shadow go back the ten steps it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz" (2 Kings 20:11).
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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.
When Eli's father is murdered by King Ahaz's men for protesting wrongdoing, Eli becomes a target of mistreatment and torture, is sentenced to death, and thrown into a dark prison.
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.