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Jehu (jēˈhyo͞o). 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. 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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