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Ahaz

The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • Ahaz used 42 times.

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

  • H271 Used 41 times

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Ahaz

Possessor.

1. A grandson of Jonathan (1 Chronicles 8:35; 9:42).

2. The son and successor of Jotham, king of Judah (2 Kings 16; Isaiah 7-9; 2 Chronicles 28). He gave himself up to a life of wickedness and idolatry. Notwithstanding the remonstrances and warnings of Isaiah, Hosea, and Micah, he appealed for help against Rezin, king of Damascus, and Pekah, king of Israel, who threatened Jerusalem, to Tiglath-pileser, the king of Assyria, to the great injury of his kingdom and his own humilating subjection to the Assyrians (2 Kings 16:7, 9; 15:29). He also introduced among his people many heathen and idolatrous customs (Isaiah 8:19; 38:8; 2 Kings 23:12). He died at the age of thirty-five years, after reigning sixteen years (B.C. 740-724), and was succeeded by his son Hezekiah. Because of his wickedness he was "not brought into the sepulchre of the kings."


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Ahaz

one that takes or possesses


Naves Topical Index
Ahaz

1. King of Judah, son and successor of Jotham

General references
2 Kings 15:38; 2 Kings 16:1; 2 Chronicles 27:9; 2 Chronicles 28:1

Idolatrous abominations of
2 Kings 16:3-4; 2 Chronicles 28:2-4; 2 Chronicles 28:22-25

Kingdom of, invaded by the kings of Syria and Samaria,
2 Kings 16:5-6; 2 Chronicles 28:5-8

Robs the temple to purchase aid from the king of Assyria
2 Kings 16:7-9; 2 Kings 16:17-18; 2 Chronicles 28:21

Visits Damascus, obtains a novel pattern of an altar, which he substitutes for the altar in the temple in Jerusalem, and otherwise perverts the forms of worship
2 Kings 16:10-16

Sundial of
2 Kings 20:11; Isaiah 38:8

Prophets in the reign of
Isaiah 1:1; Hosea 1:1; Micah 1:1

Prophecies concerning
Isaiah 7:13-25

Succeeded by Hezekiah
2 Kings 16:20

2. Son of Micah
1 Chronicles 8:35; 1 Chronicles 9:41-42


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ahaz

(possessor), eleventh king of Judah, son of Jotham, reigned 741-726, about sixteen years. At the time of his accession, Rezin king of Damascus and Pekah king of Isr'l had recently formed a league against Judah, and they proceeded to lay siege to Jerusalem. Upon this Isaiah hastened to give advice and encouragement to Ahaz, and the allies failed in their attack on Jerusalem. Isai 7,8,9. But, the allies inflicted a most severe injury on Judah by the capture of Elath, a flourishing port on the Red Sea, while the Philistines invaded the west and south. 2 Kings 16; 2 Chronicles 28. Ahaz, having forfeited God's favor by his wickedness, sought deliverance from these numerous troubles by appealing to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, who forced him from his most formidable enemies. But Ahaz had to purchase this help at a costly price; he became tributary to Tiglath-pileser. He was weak, a gross idolater, and sought safety in heathen ceremonies, making his son pass through the fire to Molech, consulting wizards and necromancers. (Isaiah 8:19) and other idolatrous practices. (2 Kings 23:12) His only service of permanent value was the introduction of the sun-dial. He died at the age of 36, but was refused a burial with the kings his ancestors. (2 Chronicles 28:27)

  1. Son of Micah. (1 Chronicles 8:35,36; 9:42)


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Ahaziah

Held by Jehovah.

1. The son and successor of Ahab. He followed the counsels of his mother Jezebel, and imitated in wickedness the ways of his father. In his reign the Moabites revolted from under his authority (2 Kings 3:5-7). He united with Jehoshaphat in an attempt to revive maritime trade by the Red Sea, which proved a failure (2 Chronicles 20:35-37). His messengers, sent to consult the god of Ekron regarding his recovery from the effects of a fall from the roof-gallery of his palace, were met on the way by Elijah, who sent them back to tell the king that he would never rise from his bed (1 Kings 22:51; 2 Kings 1:18).

2. The son of Joram, or Jehoram, and sixth king of Judah. Called Jehoahaz (2 Chronicles 21:17; 25:23), and Azariah (2 Chronicles 22:6). Guided by his idolatrous mother Athaliah, his reign was disastrous (2 Kings 8:24-29; 9:29). He joined his uncle Jehoram, king of Israel, in an expedition against Hazael, king of Damascus; but was wounded at the pass of Gur when attempting to escape, and had strength only to reach Megiddo, where he died (2 Kings 9:22-28). He reigned only one year.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Ahaziah

seizure; vision of the Lord


Naves Topical Index
Ahaziah

1. King of Judah

Called Azariah and Jehoahaz
2 Chronicles 21:17; 2 Chronicles 25:23

History of
2 Kings 8:25-29; 2 Kings 9:16-29

Gifts of, to the temple
2 Kings 12:18

Brethren of, slain
2 Kings 10:13-14

Succeeded by Athaliah
2 Chronicles 22:10-12

2. King of Israel

History of
1 Kings 22:40; 1 Kings 22:49; 1 Kings 22:51-53; 2 Chronicles 20:35-37; 2 Chronicles 12:1

Succeeded by Jehoram
2 Kings 3:1


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ahaziah

(sustained by the Lord).

  1. Son of Ahab and Jezebel eighth king of Isr'l, reigned B.C. 896-895. After the battle of Ramoth in Gilead, in which Ahab perished [AHAB], the vassal king of Moab refused his yearly tribute; comp. (Isaiah 16:1) Before Ahaziah could take measures for enforcing his claim, he was seriously injured by a fall through a lattice in his palace at Samaria. Being an idolater, he sent to inquire of the oracle of Baalzebub in the Philistine city of Ekron whether he should recover his health. But Elijah, who now for the last time exercised the prophetic office, rebuked him for this impiety, and announced to him his approaching death. The only other recorded transaction of his reign, his endeavor to join the king of Judah in trading to Ophir, is related under JEHOSHAPHAT. (1 Kings 22:49-53; 2 Kings 1:1; 2 Chronicles 20:35-37)
  2. Fifth king of Judah, son of Jehoram and Athaliah (daughter of Ahab), and therefore nephew of the preceding Ahaziah, reigned one year, B.C. 884. He is Galled AZARIAH, (2 Chronicles 22:2) probably by a copyist's error, and JEHOAHAZ. (2 Chronicles 21:17) He was 22 years old at his accession. (2 Kings 8:26) (his age 42, in (2 Chronicles 22:2) is a a copyist's error). Ahaziah was an idolater, and he allied himself with his uncle Jehoram king of Isr'l against Haz'l, the new king of Syria. the two kings were, however defeated at Ramoth, where Jehoram was severely wounded. The revolution carried out in Isr'l by Jehu under the guidance of Elisha broke out while Ahaziah was visiting his uncle at Jezreel. As Jehu approached the town, Jehoram and Ahaziah went out to meet him; the former was shot through the heart by Jehu, and Ahaziah was pursued and mortally wounded. He died when he reached Megiddo.