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The Definition of the word Ahaz


Possessor. (1.) A grandson of Jonathan (1 Chr. 8:35; 9:42). "(2.) The son and successor of Jotham, king of Judah (2 Kings 16; Isa. 7-9; 2 Chr. 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 (Isa. 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."

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