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Amaziah

The Bible

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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:

  • H558 Used 40 times

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Amaziah

Strengthened by Jehovah.

1. A Levite, son of Hilkiah, of the descendants of Ethan the Merarite (1 Chronicles 6:45).

2. The son and successor of Joash, and eighth king of the separate kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 14:1-4). He began his reign by punishing the murderers of his father (5-7; 2 Chronicles 25:3-5). He was the first to employ a mercenary army of 100,000 Israelite soldiers, which he did in his attempt to bring the Edomites again under the yoke of Judah (2 Chronicles 25:5, 6). He was commanded by a prophet of the Lord to send back the mercenaries, which he did (2 Chronicles 25:7-10, 13), much to their annoyance. His obedience to this command was followed by a decisive victory over the Edomites (2 Chronicles 25:14-16). Amaziah began to worship some of the idols he took from the Edomites, and this was his ruin, for he was vanquished by Joash, king of Israel, whom he challenged to battle. The disaster he thus brought upon Judah by his infatuation in proclaiming war against Israel probably occasioned the conspiracy by which he lost his life (2 Kings 14:8-14, 19). He was slain at Lachish, whither he had fled, and his body was brought upon horses to Jerusalem, where it was buried in the royal sepulchre (2 Kings 14:19, 20; 2 Chronicles 25:27, 28).

3. A priest of the golden calves at Bethel (Amos 7:10-17).

4. The father of Joshah, one of the Simeonite chiefs in the time of Hezekiah (1 Chronicles 4:34).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Amaziah

the strength of the Lord


Naves Topical Index
Amaziah

1. A Levite
1 Chronicles 6:45

2. King of Judah, history of
1 Chronicles 12:14; 1 Chronicles 14:25

3. An idolatrous priest at Beth-El
Amos 7:10-17

4. Father of Joshah
1 Chronicles 4:34


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Amaziah

(the strength of the Lord).

  1. Son of Joash, and eighth king of Judah, reigned B.C. 837-809. He succeeded to the throne at the age of 25, on the murder of his father, and punished the murderers. In order to restore his kingdom to the greatness of Jehoshaphat's days, he made war on the Edomites, defeated them in the Valley of Salt, south of the Dead Sea, and took their capital, Selah or Petra, to which he gave the name of Jokteel, i.e. "God-subdued." Flushed with his success, he challenged Joash king of Isr'l to battle, but was completely defeated, and himself was taken prisoner and conveyed by Joash to Jerusalem, which opened its gates to the conqueror. Amaziah lived 15 years after the death of Joash; and in the 29th year of his reign was murdered by conspirators at Lachish, whither he had retired from Jerusalem for safety. (2 Chronicles 25:27)
  2. A descendant of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:34)
  3. A Levite. (1 Chronicles 6:45)
  4. Priest of the golden calf at Bethel who endeavored to drive the prophet Amos from Isr'l into Judah. (Amos 7:11,12,14)