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2nd Chronicles Chapter 22

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Ahaziah succeeds Jehoram

22:1 AND the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
22:2 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Athaliahעֲתַלְיָה‎
Modern: ʻAtalya, Tiberian: ʿĂṯalyā, Greek: Γοθολία Gotholía; Latin: Athalia) was the daughter of either king Omri, or of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel of Israel, the queen consort of Judah as the wife of King Jehoram, a descendant of King David, and later queen regnant c. 841–835 BCE.
the daughter of Omri.
22:3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king
: for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.
22:4 Wherefore he did evil in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
like the house of Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king
: for they were his counselors after the death of his father to his destruction.

Ahaziah is killed by Jehu


22:5 He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king
king of Israel to war against Hazaelחֲזָאֵל or חֲזָהאֵל
romanized: Ḥăzāʾēl;[1] Old Aramaic: 𐡇𐡆𐡀𐡋, romanized: ḥzʾl, from the triliteral Semitic root h-z-y, “to see”; his full name meaning, “El/God has seen” Reign 842–796 BC
king of Syria at Ramoth-Gileadto burst out against Uzzah: and the Syrians struck Joram.
22:6 And he returned to be healed in Jezreel because of the wounds which were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazaelחֲזָאֵל or חֲזָהאֵל
romanized: Ḥăzāʾēl;[1] Old Aramaic: 𐡇𐡆𐡀𐡋, romanized: ḥzʾl, from the triliteral Semitic root h-z-y, “to see”; his full name meaning, “El/God has seen” Reign 842–796 BC
king of Syria. And Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king
at Jezreel, because he was sick.
22:7 And the destruction of Ahaziah was of God by coming to Joram: for when he was come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehuיֵהוּא
romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He” Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE
the son of Nimshi, whom YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
had anointed to cut off the house of Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king
.
22:8 And it so happened, that, when Jehuיֵהוּא
romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He” Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE
was executing judgment upon the house of Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king
, and found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that ministered to Ahaziah, he killed them.
22:9 And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehuיֵהוּא
romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He” Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE
: and when they had slain him, they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”;[1] Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of JudahFor more info click here
, who sought YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom.

Ahaziah’s reign

22:10 But when Athaliahעֲתַלְיָה‎
Modern: ʻAtalya, Tiberian: ʿĂṯalyā, Greek: Γοθολία Gotholía; Latin: Athalia) was the daughter of either king Omri, or of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel of Israel, the queen consort of Judah as the wife of King Jehoram, a descendant of King David, and later queen regnant c. 841–835 BCE.
the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she got up and destroyed all the seed royal of the house of Judah.
22:11 But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king’s sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiadaיְהוֹיָדָע
Yəhōyāḏā‘, “Yahweh knows”
the priest, (for she was the sister of Ahaziah,) hid him from Athaliahעֲתַלְיָה‎
Modern: ʻAtalya, Tiberian: ʿĂṯalyā, Greek: Γοθολία Gotholía; Latin: Athalia) was the daughter of either king Omri, or of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel of Israel, the queen consort of Judah as the wife of King Jehoram, a descendant of King David, and later queen regnant c. 841–835 BCE.
, so that she killed him not.
22:12 And he was with them hid in the house of God six years: and Athaliahעֲתַלְיָה‎
Modern: ʻAtalya, Tiberian: ʿĂṯalyā, Greek: Γοθολία Gotholía; Latin: Athalia) was the daughter of either king Omri, or of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel of Israel, the queen consort of Judah as the wife of King Jehoram, a descendant of King David, and later queen regnant c. 841–835 BCE.
reigned over the land.

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