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Amaziah(ăm'əzī`ə), in the Bible. 1 King of Judah, son and successor of Jehoash of Judah. The two incidents of his reign were the conquest of EdomEdom
, mountainous country, called also Mt. Seir. According to the Book of Genesis, it was given to Esau, also called Edom, and his descendants. It extended along the eastern border of the Arabah valley, from the Dead Sea to Elat.
..... Click the link for more information. , including the capture of Sela (identified as PetraPetra
, ancient city, in present-day Jordan, known to the Arabs as Wadi Musa for the stream that flows through it. A narrow, winding pass between towering walls leads to the flat, open valley upon which stood the ancient city.
..... Click the link for more information. by some), and an unprovoked attack by Amaziah on King JehoashJehoash
, in the Bible. 1 King of Israel, son and successor of Jehoahaz. He was generally successful in a war with Damascus, and he conquered Amaziah of Judah. He was succeeded by his son Jeroboam II. 2 King of Judah, son of Ahaziah (2.
..... Click the link for more information. of Israel. Jehoash took Amaziah prisoner, entered Jerusalem, and sacked the Temple. Amaziah was assassinated at Lachish, and his son UzziahUzziah
, in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Amaziah. He rebuilt Elath, port on the Gulf of Aqaba. He was stricken with leprosy after usurping the duties of high priest. He was succeeded by Jotham. He is referred to as Ozias in the Gospel of St. Matthew.
..... Click the link for more information. succeeded him. 2 Priest of Bethel, Amos's enemy (see AmosAmos
, prophetic book of the Bible. The majority of its oracles are chronologically earlier than those of the Bible's other prophetic books. His activity is dated c.760 B.C.
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fawningly complains of Amos to King Jeroboam. [O.T.: Amos 7:10]