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Jehu(jē`hyo͞o). 1 King of Israel. He was anointed king by ElishaElisha
, in the Bible, prophet who functions as a model of the Mosaic prophetic office after Elijah, whose work he continued; he is believed to have lived in the 9th cent. B.C. Elisha initiated the political programs outlined to Elijah on Mt. Horeb.
..... Click the link for more information. , who led the revolt against the house of Ahab. Jehu murdered King JehoramJehoram
, in the Bible. 1 Son of Ahab, king of Israel (c.852–841 B.C.), brother and successor of Ahaziah (1.) He enlisted the support of Jehoshaphat of Judah to put down a revolt in Moab.
..... Click the link for more information. of Israel and King 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.
..... Click the link for more information. of Judah and the rest of the house of Ahab. Jehu's rapid chariot driving has become proverbial. To receive protection from Assyria, Jehu paid tribute to Shalmaneser III, an event depicted on the black obelisk in the British Museum. His son Jehoahaz succeeded him. 2 Prophet under Kings Baasha and Jehoshaphat. 3 Descendant of Judah. 4 Simeonite. 5 One of those who joined David at Ziklag.
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obliterates the profane worship of Baal. [O.T.: II Kings 10:29]
Israelite king noted for his rapid chariot driving. [O.T.: II Kings 9]
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Old Testament the king of Israel (?842--?815 bc); the slayer of Jezebel (II Kings 9:11--30)
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