Jehoram


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Jehoram

(jēhō`rəm) or

Joram

(jō`rəm), in the Bible. 1 Son of Ahab, king of Israel (c.852–841 B.C.), brother and successor of AhaziahAhaziah
, in the Bible. 1 King of Israel, son of Ahab. He was a worthy successor of his father only in that he followed Ahab's religious views. He was succeeded by his brother Jehoram (1.) 2 King of Judah, son of Jehoram (2) and Athaliah (1.
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 (1.) He enlisted the support of Jehoshaphat of Judah to put down a revolt in Moab. Jehoram was wounded in an attack on Ramoth-gilead and retired to Jezreel. JehuJehu
. 1 King of Israel. He was anointed king by Elisha, who led the revolt against the house of Ahab. Jehu murdered King Jehoram of Israel and King Ahaziah of Judah and the rest of the house of Ahab. Jehu's rapid chariot driving has become proverbial.
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, whom Elisha had earlier anointed king of Israel, assassinated Jehoram and usurped the throne, ending the house of Ahab in Israel. 2 King of Judah (c.848–841 B.C.), son and successor of Jehoshaphat. His wife was the notorious AthaliahAthaliah
. 1 The only queen to occupy the throne of Judah, daughter of Ahab of Israel, wife of Jehoram 2 of Judah, and mother of Ahaziah (2) of Judah, whom she succeeded.
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 (1.) The Bible says that he followed her family in the worship of Baal. He was succeeded by his son AhaziahAhaziah
, in the Bible. 1 King of Israel, son of Ahab. He was a worthy successor of his father only in that he followed Ahab's religious views. He was succeeded by his brother Jehoram (1.) 2 King of Judah, son of Jehoram (2) and Athaliah (1.
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Indeed, the Bible later mentions that Jehoram strayed from the path of his righteous forefathers and explains: He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab; for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife; and he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord (II Kgs.
This implies that the wife of Jehoram was the daughter of Ahab--the son and successor of Omri.
In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign.
Accordingly, if Athaliah was a daughter of Omri, it would seem that her husband Jehoram married his aunt by marrying Athaliah (for Jehoshaphat his father also married a daughter of Omri); and if Athaliah was a daughter of Ahab, it would seem that her son Ahaziah married his aunt by marrying a daughter of Ahab (for his mother Athaliah was also a daughter of Ahab).
9) Kimhi (to II Kings 8:26) explains that when Ahaziah is referred to as the son-in-law of the house of Ahab, it does not mean that Ahaziah married a daughter of Ahab; it actually means that his father Jehoram was the son-in-law of Ahab (because he married Athaliah, who was Ahab's daughter).
A common, mainstream interpretation has Hazael of Damascus as the author of the inscription, in which he seems to claim credit for killing Jehoram king of Israel and Ahaziah of Judah.
17:1; 18:1-2, 17-19, 41; 19:1-2; 21:17-24), Elisha with King Jehoram of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah (II Kgs.
However, when Jehoram invokes the name of God, Elisha relents and answers, but he does so with little grace.
He and Ahab were related by marriage, and in the near future first Ahab and then his son Jehoram would solicit a wartime alliance with Jehoshaphat.
When Jehoram died, Athaliah's son Ahaziah ruled for one year only.
In II Chronicles 21, we find the story of how Jehoshaphat's son King Jehoram committed mass fratricide, murdering all of his brothers.