What does Amaziah mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
אֲמַצְיָ֙הוּ֙ a king of Judah 6
אֲמַצְיָ֥הוּ a king of Judah 4
אֲמַצְיָ֔הוּ a king of Judah 4
אֲמַצְיָה֙ a king of Judah 3
אֲמַצְיָ֣הוּ a king of Judah 3
וַאֲמַצְיָ֣הוּ a king of Judah 2
אֲמַצְיָֽהוּ a king of Judah 2
אֲמַצְיָ֖ה a king of Judah 2
אֲמַצְיָ֨הוּ a king of Judah 2
אֲמַצְיָ֤הוּ a king of Judah 2
לַאֲמַצְיָ֥הוּ a king of Judah 1
אֲמַצְיָ֑הוּ a king of Judah 1
אֲמַצְיָ֣ה a king of Judah 1
אֲמַצְיָ֧הוּ a king of Judah 1
אֲמַצְיָ֥ה a king of Judah 1
אֲמַצְיָֽה a king of Judah 1
בַּאֲמַצְיָ֑הוּ a king of Judah 1
וַאֲמַצְיָ֙הוּ֙ a king of Judah 1
אֲמַצְיָ֗הוּ a king of Judah 1
אֲמַצְיָ֔ה a king of Judah 1

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   1 a king of Judah, son Joash, father of Azariah.
   2 a priest of Bethel under Jeroboam II.
   3 father of Joshah, of the tribe of Simeon.
   4 a Levite tabernacle singer in David’s day.
   Additional Information: Amaziah = “Jehovah is mighty”.
   

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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Amaziah
1. Eighth king of Judah, son of Joash, began to reign B. C. 835, and reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. He did well in the sight of the Lord, but not with a perfect heart. Having established himself in his throne and slain the murderers of his father, he mustered a host of 300,000 men of Judah, and hired 100,000 men of Israel, for a war upon Edom. These hired forces he reluctantly dismissed at the command of God, who gave him the victory without their aid. But this did not prevent him from carrying home with him the idols of Edom, and setting them up to be his gods. For this defiance of Jehovah, he was threatened with destruction by a prophet of the Lord; and soon after, went headlong into war with Israel, in which he was defeated and humbled. Fifteen years after, he was slain by conspirators, after flying to Lachish to escape them, 2 Kings 14:1-20 2 Chronicles 25:1-28
2. A priest of the golden calf at Bethel, who denounced the prophet Amos to Jeroboam, and sought to banish him into Judah for his fidelity, Amos 7:10-17 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Amaziah
Strengthened by Jehovah.
A Levite, son of Hilkiah, of the descendants of Ethan the Merarite (1 Chronicles 6:45 ).
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 ).
A priest of the golden calves at Bethel (Amos 7:10-17 ).
The father of Joshah, one of the Simeonite chiefs in the time of Hezekiah (1 Chronicles 4:34 ).
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Amaziah
The strength of the Lord
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Amaziah
AMAZIAH . 1 . Son of Jehoash of Judah. He came to the throne after the assassination of his father. It is recorded in his favour ( 2 Kings 4:6 ) that although he put the murderers of his father to death he spared their children something unheard of up to that time, we infer. Our sources know of a successful campaign of his against Edom, and an unsuccessful one against Israel. In this he seems to have been the aggressor; and after refusing to hear the advice of Jehoash, whom he had challenged to a trial of strength, he had the mortification of seeing his own capital plundered. The conspiracy by which he perished may have been prompted by his conduct in this war. In the matter of religion he receives qualified praise from the author of Kings ( 2 Kings 14:3 f.), while the Chronicler accuses him of gross apostasy ( 2 Chronicles 25:14 ff.). 2 . The priest at Bethel who opposed the prophet Amos ( Amos 7:10 ff.). 3 . A Simeonite ( 1 Chronicles 4:34 ). 4 . A Merarite ( 1 Chronicles 6:45 ).
H. P. Smith.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Amaziah
(am uh zi' ah) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh is mighty.” 1. A Simeonite (1 Chronicles 4:34 ). 2 . A Levite and a descendant of Merari (1 Chronicles 6:45 ). 3 . A priest at Bethel who sent Amos the prophet home, saying he did not have the right to prophesy against King Jeroboam II of Israel (789-746 B.C.) in the king's place of worship (Amos 7:10-17 ).
4. Ninth king of Judah, the son of Joash and father of Uzziah (797-767 B.C.). He was 25 years old when he ascended the throne. He speedily avenged the murder of his father, who had been killed by court servants. Amaziah was uncommonly merciful in his avenging, as he only murdered the guilty servants, not the servants' children (2 Kings 14:5-6 ).
Among Amaziah's accomplishments, he conscripted an army for Judah, composed of all men age 20 and above. He also hired mercenaries from Israel, but declined to use them at the advice of a “man of God” (1 Chronicles 25:7 ). Amaziah led his army to Seir, where he easily defeated the Edomites, making them again subject to Judah. Yet, he took Edomite idols back to Jerusalem and worshiped them. He then refused to listen to the rebuke and the forecast of doom brought by God's prophet (2 Chronicles 25:11-16 ).
Encouraged by his victory in Edom, Amaziah challenged Joash; king of Israel; to battle. Though Joash tried to avoid a conflict, Amaziah persisted and was defeated at the hands of Israel. The Temple and royal palace were plundered, the wall of Jerusalem was pierced, and Amaziah was taken prisoner. Amaziah survived Joash by fifteen years. Because of a conspiracy against him he fled to Lachish but was murdered there. See: Judah, Kings of; Joash; Uzziah; Jehoaddin (his mother).
Ronald E. Bishop
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Amaziah
1. Son of Jehoash, or Joash, king of Judah, and who succeeded to the throne: he reigned 29 years, B.C. 839-810. He walked well at the commencement of his reign. He made war on the Edomites; 10,000 were slain, and 10,000 cast down from the top of the rock. But he brought back the gods of the children of Seir, and bowed down to them, whereby he fell under God's displeasure. He provoked a war with the king of Israel but was defeated, the treasures of Jerusalem were taken, and part of the city wall broken down. He was slain at Lachish whither he had fled from a conspiracy. 2 Kings 14:1-23 ; 2 Chronicles 25:1-28 .
2. Descendant of Simeon. 1 Chronicles 4:34 .
3. Son of Hilkiah, a descendant of Merari. 1 Chronicles 6:45 .
4. Israelite who was priest of the idol set up in Bethel. Amos 7:10-14 .
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Amaziah
one of the kings of Judah, 2 Chronicles 24:27 , son of Joash, succeeded his father A.M. 3165, B.C. 839. He was twenty-five years of age when he began to reign, and reigned twenty-nine years at Jerusalem. "He did good in the sight of the Lord, but not with a perfect heart." When settled in his kingdom, he put to death the murderers of his father, but avoided a barbarous practice then too common, to destroy also their children; in which he had respect to the precept, "The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin,"
Deuteronomy 24:16 ; 2 Chronicles 25:1-3 .
In the muster which Amaziah made of his people, he found three hundred thousand men able to bear arms. He hired, besides, one hundred thousand men of Israel; for which he paid the king of Israel a hundred talents, about thirty-four thousand pounds English. His design was to employ these troops against Edom, which had revolted from Judah, in the reign of Joram about fifty-four years before, 2 Kings 8:20 . But a prophet of the Lord came to him and said, "O king, let not the army of Israel go with thee; for the Lord is not with Israel." Amaziah, hereupon, sent back those troops; and they returning, strongly irritated against Amaziah, dispersed themselves over the cities of Judah, from Bethoron to Samaria, killed three thousand men, and carried off a great booty, to make themselves amends for the loss of the plunder of Edom. Amaziah, with his own forces gave battle to the Edomites in the Valley of Salt, and defeated them; but having thus punished Edom, and taken their idols, he adored them as his own deities. This provoked the Lord, who permitted Amaziah to be so blinded as to believe himself invincible. He therefore sent to defy the king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us look one another in the face." The motive of this challenge was probably to oblige Joash, king of Israel, to repair the ravages which his troops had committed on their return homewards. Joash answered him by the fable of the cedar of Lebanon, and the thistle trodden down by a beast, 2 Kings 14:8-9 . But Amaziah, deaf to these reasonings, advanced to Bethshemesh, and was defeated and taken prisoner there, by Joash, who carried him to Jerusalem. Joash ordered the demolition of four hundred cubits of the city wall, carried to Samaria all the gold and silver, the rich vessels of the house of God, the treasuries of the royal palace, and the sons of those among his own people who had been hostages there. Amaziah reigned after this, fifteen or sixteen years at Jerusalem, but returned not to the Lord. He endeavoured to escape from a conspiracy to Lachish; but was assassinated. He was buried with his ancestors in the city of David, and Uzziah, or Azariah, his son, about sixteen years of age, succeeded him.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Amaziah
Amaziah (ăm-a-zî'ah), whom Jehovah strengthens. 1. The son and successor of Jehoash, or Joash, king of Judah. He was 25 years old at his accession, and he reigned 29 years, 838-809 b.c. His conduct was, at first, unexceptionable; but he afterwards declined from God's law, and brought misfortune and judgment upon himself and his kingdom. The history does not tell us that he repented; for the consequences of his idolatry still pursued him. His own subjects conspired against him, and, when he fled to Lachish, slew him there. He was succeeded by his son Azariah, or Uzziah. 2 Kings 14:1-21; 2 Chronicles 25:2. A Simeonite. 1 Chronicles 4:34. 3. A Levite. 1 Chronicles 6:45. 4. An idolatrous priest of the golden calf at Bethel, in the reign of Jeroboam II. Amos 7:10-17.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Amaziah
After the murder of his father Joash, Amaziah became king of Judah (796 BC; 2 Kings 12:20-21; 2 Kings 14:1-5). Determined to regain control of Edom (cf. 2 Kings 8:20), he planned to hire soldiers from Israel to help him. On advice from a prophet, he changed his mind and sent the hired soldiers home. He then fought the battle using Judean soldiers alone and won a great victory (2 Chronicles 25:5-13). Against the advice of a prophet, he took some of the idols he had captured from the Edomites and set them up as gods in his palace. In doing so he guaranteed his downfall (2 Chronicles 25:14-16). Swollen with arrogance and ambition, Amaziah then attacked Israel, in spite of being warned of the consequences. His country was defeated and Jerusalem plundered (2 Chronicles 25:17-24). Later he was assassinated by some of his own people (2 Chronicles 25:25-28).
Another Amaziah comes from the same general era. He was a priest who lived in Bethel during the reign of Jeroboam II of Israel. He opposed the preaching of the prophet Amos, and sent a message to the king accusing Amos of treason. When the king ignored the accusation, Amaziah tried to persuade Amos to return to Judah (Amos 7:10-13). Amos responded with an announcement of judgment on the false priest and his family (Amos 7:14-17).

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Amashi-Ali - Same as Amaziah
Joshah - Son of Amaziah, a descendant of Simeon
Jecoliah - Able through Jehovah, the wife of King Amaziah, and mother of King Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:3 )
Jehoaddan - Jehovah his ornament, the wife of King Jehoash, and mother of King Amaziah (2 Kings 14:2 )
Amaziah - Amaziah was uncommonly merciful in his avenging, as he only murdered the guilty servants, not the servants' children (2 Kings 14:5-6 ). ...
Among Amaziah's accomplishments, he conscripted an army for Judah, composed of all men age 20 and above. Amaziah led his army to Seir, where he easily defeated the Edomites, making them again subject to Judah. ...
Encouraged by his victory in Edom, Amaziah challenged Joash; king of Israel; to battle. Though Joash tried to avoid a conflict, Amaziah persisted and was defeated at the hands of Israel. The Temple and royal palace were plundered, the wall of Jerusalem was pierced, and Amaziah was taken prisoner. Amaziah survived Joash by fifteen years
Jehoaddan - Wife of Joash king of Judah, and mother of Amaziah
Jehoaddan - ” Mother of king Amaziah of Judah (2 Kings 14:2 )
Jecholiah, Jecoliah - Wife of Amaziah king of Judah, and mother of Azariah, or Uzziah
Jecholi'ah - (strong through Jehovah ) wife of Amaziah king of Judah, and mother of Azariah or Uzziah his successor
Jeho-ad'Dan - (Whom Jehovah adorns ), queen to King Josiah, and mother of Amaziah of Judah
Joktheel - The name given by Amaziah to the capital of Arabia Petraea, 2 Kings 14:7
a'Moz - (strong ), father of the prophet Isaiah, and, according to rabbinical tradition, brother of Amaziah king of Judah
Joktheel - Name given by Amaziah to Selah (the 'rock') in Edom when captured by him
Hostage - When King Joash of Israel defeated King Amaziah of Judah, he took hostages (2 Kings 14:14 ; 2 Chronicles 25:24 )
Amaziah - After the murder of his father Joash, Amaziah became king of Judah (796 BC; 2 Kings 12:20-21; 2 Kings 14:1-5). Swollen with arrogance and ambition, Amaziah then attacked Israel, in spite of being warned of the consequences. ...
Another Amaziah comes from the same general era. When the king ignored the accusation, Amaziah tried to persuade Amos to return to Judah (Amos 7:10-13)
Salt, Valley of - The battle field between Judah and Edom where David and Amaziah conquered Abishai. (See JOAB; DAVID; Amaziah; ABISHAI. ...
(4) Amaziah brought 10,000 prisoners to Sela (Petra), Edom's stronghold, and cast them down; he would scarcely bring so many prisoners from near the Dead Sea, 50 miles through a hostile and difficult country; more likely the valley of Salt was nearer Petra
Amzi - (am' zi) Personal name meaning, “my strong one,” or an abbreviation for Amaziah
Jehoaddan - Mother of Amaziah king of Judah
Amaziah - ...
In the muster which Amaziah made of his people, he found three hundred thousand men able to bear arms. " Amaziah, hereupon, sent back those troops; and they returning, strongly irritated against Amaziah, dispersed themselves over the cities of Judah, from Bethoron to Samaria, killed three thousand men, and carried off a great booty, to make themselves amends for the loss of the plunder of Edom. Amaziah, with his own forces gave battle to the Edomites in the Valley of Salt, and defeated them; but having thus punished Edom, and taken their idols, he adored them as his own deities. This provoked the Lord, who permitted Amaziah to be so blinded as to believe himself invincible. But Amaziah, deaf to these reasonings, advanced to Bethshemesh, and was defeated and taken prisoner there, by Joash, who carried him to Jerusalem. Amaziah reigned after this, fifteen or sixteen years at Jerusalem, but returned not to the Lord
Joktheel - The name given to Selah or Petra (the rock), Edom's capital, by Amaziah king of Judah. Its capture brought Edom again under Judah for 80 years (2 Kings 14:7, where "unto this day" limits the date of 2 Kings to not beyond 80 years after Amaziah, 2 Kings 16:6; 2 Chronicles 28:17)
Hilkiah - So also the father of Jeremiah was called by this name, (Jeremiah 1:1) and the son of Amaziah
Salt, Valley of - Place where battles were fought by David and Amaziah against their enemies
Joktheel - King Amaziah captured Selah from Edom and renamed it Joktheel (2 Kings 14:7 )
Salt, Valley of - King Amaziah (796-767 B
Jok'the-el - ...
"God-subdued," the title given by Amaziah to the cliff (Authorized Version Selah) --the stronghold of the Edomites-- after he had captured it from them
Lachish - It was here that king Amaziah was slain, 2 Kings 14:19
Joktheel - ]'>[1] , ‘protection of God’) given ( 2 Kings 14:7 ) to Sela , the ancient capital of the Edomites, after its capture by Amaziah king of Judah
Salt, Valley of - The scene of memorable victories of David over the Edomites ( 2 Samuel 8:13 , 1 Chronicles 18:12 ), and, at a later period, of Amaziah over the same enemies ( 2 Kings 14:7 , 2 Chronicles 25:11 )
Obededom - One who had charge of the vessels of the sanctuary in the days of Amaziah
Obed-Edom - The temple-treasurer in the reign of Amaziah
Joktheel - ...
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Amaziah, king of Judah, undertook a great expedition against Edom (2 Chronicles 25:5-10 ), which was completely successful
Dresser of Sycamore Trees - The significance of Amos' trade is twofold: (1) He was a prophet solely because of the call of God, not because of training in a prophetic school; and (2) contrary to the accusation of the priest Amaziah (Amos 7:12 ), Amos did not earn his living by prophesying
Fable - Thus we have (1) the fable of Jotham, in which the trees are spoken of as choosing a king (Judges 9:8-15 ); and (2) that of the cedars of Lebanon and the thistle as Jehoash's answer to Amaziah (2 Kings 14:9 )
Salt, Valley of - ) Here also Amaziah "slew of Edom ten thousand men" (2 Kings 14:7 ; comp 8:: 2022-22 and 2 Chronicles 25:5-11 )
Leprosy - Some persons were smitten with leprosy as a direct judgement from God, as were Miriam (though she in grace was subsequently cured), Gehazi, and Amaziah; in the case of Gehazi the disease was to descend also to his seed. Amaziah dwelt in a separate house, and the lepers were enjoined to proclaim their own condition by calling out, "Unclean, Unclean
Thistle - ...
2 Kings 14:9 (a) Amaziah, the King of Judah, is this thistle
Sela - celah , "the rock," Greek petra (2 Kings 14:7); Isaiah 16:1, translated "send ye the lamb ("tribute") from Sela through the wilderness to the" king of Judah; Amaziah had subjected it (2 Kings 14:7). In Mount Seir, near Mount Hor; taken by Amaziah, and named Joktheel, i
Hilkiah - Father of Amaziah (1 Chronicles 6:45 )
Hashabiah - Son of Amaziah, a Merarite
Sela, Selah - ' The place was taken by Amaziah, who called it JOKTHEEL, q
Lachish - King Amaziah was killed there
Amaziah - Amaziah (ăm-a-zî'ah), whom Jehovah strengthens
Beth-Shemesh - It is memorable for a battle between Judah and Israel, in which Amaziah was defeated, 2 Kings 14:12-14 ; and for the return of the ark from among the Philistines, and the punishment of those who then profaned it, 1 Samuel 6:1-21
Sela - When Amaziah took it he called it Joktheel (q
Bethshemesh - Here Amaziah king of Judah was defeated by Jehoash king of Israel
Fable - In 2 Kings 14:8-10 ( 2 Chronicles 25:17-19 ), there is a fable addressed to Amaziah, king of Judah, about the folly of arrogance
Amos - He told Amaziah, "I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdsman and a gatherer of sycomore fruit: and the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said to me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel
Beth-Shemesh - It was the scene of an encounter between Jehoash, king of Israel, and Amaziah, king of Judah, in which the latter was made prisoner (2 Kings 14:11,13 )
Beth-Shemesh - Here Amaziah was defeated and captured by Jehoash, king of Israel ( 2 Kings 14:11 ; 2 Kings 14:13 )
Fable - Of the fable, as distinguished from the parable [1], we have but two examples in the Bible: ...
That of the trees choosing their king, addressed by Jotham to the men of Shechem, (Judges 9:8-15 ) ...
That of the cedar of Lebanon and the thistle, as the answer of Jehoash to the challenge of Amaziah
Jehoash - He is one of the three kings omitted by (Matthew 1:8 ) in the genealogy of Christ, the other two being Ahaziah and Amaziah. " He was afterwards involved in war with Amaziah, the king of Judah (2 Chronicles 25:23-24 ), whom he utterly defeated at Beth-shemesh, on the borders of Dan and Philistia, and advancing on Jerusalem, broke down a portion of the wall, and carried away the treasures of the temple and the palace
Obed-Edom - Joash of Israel took him with the sacred vessels to Samaria following his capture of Jerusalem and of Amaziah king of Judah (2 Chronicles 25:23-24 )
Amaziah - Amaziah
Amazi'ah - 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
se'la, - It was in the midst of Mount Seir, in the neighborhood of Mount Hor, and therefore Edomite territory, taken by Amaziah, and called Joktheel
Zabad - Amaziah executed him, but not his children (2 Chronicles 25:3-4; Deuteronomy 24:16)
Judah, Kingdom of - Jehoshaphat, active and prosperous, commanded the respect of his neighbors; but under Amaziah Jerusalem was entered and plundered by the Israelites. 4,640,000 Amaziah
Obadiah, Book of - There are on record the account of four captures of Jerusalem, (1) by Shishak in the reign of Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:25 ); (2) by the Philistines and Arabians in the reign of Jehoram (2 Chronicles 21:16 ); (3) by Joash, the king of Israel, in the reign of Amaziah (2 Kings 14:13 ); and (4) by the Babylonians, when Jerusalem was taken and destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar (B
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jo'Ash - The other great military event of Joash's reign was the successful war with Amaziah king of Judah. He died in the fifteenth year of Amaziah king of Judah
Amaziah - 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
Jozabad - (2 Kings 12:21 , where Hebrew text says Jozabad, son of Shimeath and Jehozabad, son of Amaziah, but many Hebrew manuscripts read the first name of Jozachar)
Beth-Horon - When King Amaziah of Judah (796-767 B
Lachish - Hither Amaziah, king of Judah, fled from conspirators, and here he was murdered ( 2 Kings 14:19 )
Merari - Hervey (Smith's Dictionary) supposes Jeduthun the patronymic title of the house, Ethan the head in David's time, and that Jeduthnn was brother of an ancestor of Ethan before Hashabiah (1 Chronicles 6:45; 1 Chronicles 25:3; 1 Chronicles 25:19) and son of Hilkiah or Amaziah
Jehoash - Jehoash also obtained a signal victory over Judah in a war wantonly provoked, it would seem, by Amaziah, king of Judah ( 2 Kings 13:10 ff
Joash - After this Amaziah king of Judah asked Joash to let them 'look one another in the face. ' Joash in a parable called Judah a thistle, and himself a cedar, and advised Amaziah to stay at home; but he would not, and Judah was smitten
Amos, Book of - The declaration of the doom of the high places was distasteful to Amaziah the priest of the king's false religion at Bethel, who was dwelling at ease. Judgements should fall upon Amaziah and Israel shouldgo into captivity
Joash - He defeated Amaziah of Judah in battle at Beth-shemesh and actually entered Jerusalem and plundered the Temple
Joash - He departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat; nevertheless he was successful in three campaigns against the Syrians: and in one against Amaziah, king of Judah
Joash or Jehoash - He was also victorious when forced to give battle to Amaziah king of Judah, and was one of the best of the kings of Israel
Isaiah - He was the son of Amoz, Isaiah 1:1, whom rabbinical tradition represents as the brother of king Amaziah
e'Dom, Idumae'a - Sela (Petra) appears to have been the principal stronghold in the days of Amaziah (B
Bethshemesh - Here Joash king of Israel encountered and made prisoner of Amaziah of Judah (2 Kings 14:11-13; 2 Chronicles 25:21-23)
Azariah - Son of Amaziah king of Judah
Amos - Hence it is natural to suppose that he must have been born within the territories of Israel, and that he only retired to Tekoa, on being expelled from Bethel by Amaziah, the priest of the calves at Bethel
Lachish - ” Lachish was also the city of refuge for Amaziah who fled there from Jerusalem to escape a conspiracy against him (2 Kings 14:19 ; 2 Chronicles 25:27 )
Amos - The king's sanctuary and summer palace were at Bethel (Amos 7:13); here Amos was opposed by Amaziah for his faithful reproofs, and informed against to Jeroboam. (See Amaziah. Amos 7:1-9:10; Amos's visions of grasshoppers devouring the grass, and fire the land and deep, both removed by his intercession; the plumb line marking the buildings for destruction; Amaziah's interruption at Bethel, and foretold doom; the basket of summer fruits marking Israel's end by the year's end; the Lord standing upon the altar, and commanding the lintel to be smitten, symbolizing Israel's destruction as a kingdom, but individually not one righteous man shall perish
Edom - They were conquered by David (2 Samuel 8:14 ; Compare 1 Kings 9:26 ), and afterwards by Amaziah (2 Chronicles 25:11,12 )
Lachish - To Lachish Amaziah fled from the conspirators, and was slain there (2 Kings 14:19; 2 Chronicles 25:27)
Salt - This place is memorable for the victories of David, 2 Samuel 8:13 1 Chronicles 18:12 Psalm 60:1-12 , and of Amaziah, 2 Kings 14:7 , over the Edomites
Edom - Some of the rocks were so precipitous that Amaziah killed 10,000 of the children of Seir (Edomites) by casting them down from the rocks, whereby they were dashed to pieces
Uzzia(h) - Also known as Azariah (2Kings 15:1,2Kings 15:6-8,2Kings 15:17,2Kings 15:23,2 Kings 15:27 ); son and successor of King Amaziah of Judah. Some conjecture that the Judeans, rather than have King Joash of Israel install a puppet king, put Uzziah forward as king following Amaziah's defeat and subsequent imprisonment by Joash (2 Chronicles 25:21-24 )
Genealogy of the Lord Jesus - ' Ozias is placed as the son of Joram, but on consulting 1 Chronicles 3:11,12 (where for Ozias is read Azariah, as also in 2 Kings 14:21 ), it will be seen that three kings are omitted, Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah
Beth-Shemesh - , the city was the scene of a battle in which Jehoash of Israel was victorious over Amaziah of Judah, resulting in the pillaging of the Temple (2 Kings 14:11-14 ; 2 Chronicles 25:21-24 )
Wall - The goal was to force a breach wide enough for the troops to enter into the city; “And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits [1]” (2 Kings 14:13)
Joash - Amaziah his son succeeded him
Jeroboam - His reign was contemporary with those of Amaziah (2 Kings 14:23 ) and Uzziah (15:1), kings of Judah
Edom, Edomites - 1 Kings 22:47-48 ), and Edomites helped him in his war with Moab ( 2 Kings 3:1-27 ); in the reign of Joram, his successor, the Edomites regained their independence after a bloody revolution ( 2 Kings 8:20-21 ); at the beginning of the next century Amaziah reconquered them for a short time, capturing Sela, and slaughtering a large number of them ( 2 Kings 14:7 )
Azariah - Son and successor of Amaziah as king of Judah (792-740 B
Idumea - Amaziah king of Judah also discomfited the Edomites, killed 1,000 men, and cast 10,000 more from a precipice, 2 Kings 14:7 2 Chronicles 25:11,12
Judah, Kingdom of - A new policy began with Jehoshaphat, and lasted for 80 years down to Amaziah, that of alliance with Israel against Syria. ) Amaziah, elated with the conquest of Edom and having lost God's favor through apostasy to Edom's idols, challenged Joash of Israel, the conqueror of Syria (2 Chronicles 25; 2 Kings 13:14-25)
Edom - Under Amaziah, Judah conquered the mountain regions of Edom, and under Azariah it took control of Ezion-geber (2 Kings 14:7; 2 Kings 14:22)
Prostitution - For resisting the word of the Lord, the priest Amaziah would be taken into exile, forcing his wife into prostitution to survive (Amos 7:17 )
Jeroboam - The priest there, Amaziah, alleged before Jeroboam (Amos 7:9-13), "Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel," exaggerating Amos' prophecy, "I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword," as if he had said, "Jeroboam shall die by the sword. " (See Amaziah. ) Jeroboam seems not to have heeded Amaziah through awe of Jehovah's prophet. Amaziah's expression, "the land is not able to bear all Amos' words," implies a critical state of the country, which eventuated in actual anarchy for some time after Jeroboam's death
Israel, Kingdom of - Almost the first sign of the restoration of their strength was a war between them; and Jehoash, the grandson of Jehu, entered Jerusalem as the conqueror of Amaziah
Sela - The name of a place mentioned in 2 Kings 14:7 , where it is said that Amaziah king of Judah slew ten thousand men of Edom, in the valley of Salt, and took Sela by war, and called the name of it Isaiah 16:1 , and may be intended by the word Sela, translated rock, in Judges 1:36 Isaiah 42:11
Jerusalem - Amaziah, intoxicated with his success against Edom whose idols, in spite of a prophet's warning, he adopted, challenged Joust of Israel. (See Amaziah. Taking Amaziah prisoner he brought him to Jerusalem and there broke down the wall from the Ephraim or Benjamin gate to the corner gate (N. ...
Josephus (9:9, section 9) says that he compelled the inhabitants to open the gates by threatening to kill Amaziah otherwise
Amos - Of this awakening he gives a most vivid picture in the account of his interview with Amaziah, the priest of Bethel ( Amos 7:10-17 ). ); and Amaziah, the priest, thinking that Amos was one of a prophetic and official guild, contemptuously bade him begone to Judah, where he could prophesy for hire, ( Amos 7:12 ). ’...
(iii) 7 9:10, a series of five visions, interrupted in Amos 7:10-17 by the account of Amaziah’s attempt to intimidate Amos
High Place - The Judean kings Amaziah (2 Kings 14:3-4 ), Uzziah (2 Kings 15:3-4 ), Jotham (1618069215_84 ), Ahaz (2 Kings 16:3-4 ), and Manasseh (2 Kings 21:2-7 ) allowed the people of Judah to continue worshiping at their high places
Edom - A later Judean king, Amaziah, is reported to have defeated the Edomites again in the valley of salt and then to have pursued ten thousand survivors to “the top of the rock” from which they were thrown down and dashed to pieces (2 Chronicles 25:11-12 )
Obadiah - It cannot be that by Israelites under Pekah in Amaziah's reign, for Obadiah calls the captors "strangers" and "foreigners" (Obadiah 1:11). Joel probably was in Joash's reign, Obadiah in Amaziah's, Amos in Uzziah's. Amaziah slew of Edom in the valley of Salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war (2 Kings 16:7), an earnest of Edom's foretold doom (Obadiah 1:1, etc
Chronology of the Biblical Period - ...
SIGNIFICANT DATES IN OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE HISTORY...
Periods of History...
Critical...
Traditional...
Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob)...
1700-1500...
2000...
Exodus...
1290...
1450...
Conquest...
1250...
1400...
Judges...
1200-1025...
1360-1025...
Kings...
...
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Kings of United Israel...
Critical...
Traditional...
Saul...
1025-1005...
1020-1004...
David...
1005-965...
1004-965...
Solomon...
965-925...
965-931...
Kings of the Divided Kingdom...
Judah...
Israel...
Critical...
Traditional...
Rehoboam...
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924-907...
931-913...
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Jeroboam...
924-903...
926-909...
Abijam (Abijah)...
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907-906...
913-910...
Asa...
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905-874...
910-869...
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Nadab...
903-902...
909-908...
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Baasha...
902-886...
908-886...
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Elah...
886-885...
886-885...
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Zimri...
885...
885...
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(Tibni, 1 Kings 16:21 )...
885-881...
885-880...
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Omri...
885-873...
885-874...
Jehoshaphat...
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874-850...
873-848...
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Ahab...
873-851...
874-853...
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Ahaziah...
851-849...
853-852...
Jehoram (Joram)...
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850-843...
853-841...
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Jehoram...
849-843...
852-841...
Ahaziah...
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843...
841...
Athaliah...
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843-837...
841-835...
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Jehu...
843-816...
841-814...
Joash (Jehoash)...
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837-796...
835-796...
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Jehoahaz...
816-800...
814-798...
Amaziah...
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798-767...
796-767...
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Joash (Jehoash)...
800-785...
798-782...
Uzziah (Azariah)...
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791-740...
792-740...
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Jeroboam II...
785-745...
793-753...
Jotham...
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750-742...
750-732...
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Zechariah...
745...
753-752...
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Shallum...
745...
752...
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Menahem...
745-736...
752-742...
Jehoahaz I (Ahaz)...
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742-727...
735-715...
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Pekahiah...
736-735...
742-740...
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Pekah...
735-732...
752-732...
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Hoshea...
732-723...
732-723...
Hezekiah...
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727-698...
715-686...
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Fall of Samaria ...
722 ...
723/722 ...
Manasseh...
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697-642...
696-642...
Amon...
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642-640...
642-640...
Josiah...
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639-606...
640-609...
Jehoahaz II...
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609...
609...
Jehoiakim...
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608-598...
609-597...
Jehoiachin...
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598-597...
597...
Zedekiah...
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597-586...
597-586...
Fall of Jerusalem ...
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586 ...
586 ...
BABYLONIAN EXILE AND RESTORATION UNDER PERSIAN RULE...
Jehoiachin and leaders exiled to Babylon including Ezekiel...
597...
Jerusalem destroyed, remaining leaders exiled to Babylon...
586...
Gedaliah set over Judea...
58...
Gedaliah assassinated...
581 (?)...
Jeremiah taken with other Judeans to Egypt...
581 (?)...
Judeans deported to Babylon...
581...
Cyrus, king of Persia...
559-530...
Babylon captured...
539...
Edict allowing Jews to return to Jerusalem under Zerubbabel...
538...
Temple restoration begun but quickly halted...
538...
Cambysses, king of Persia...
530-522...
Darius, king of Persia...
522-486...
Haggai and Zechariah lead rebuilding of Temple...
520-515...
Temple completed and rededicated...
515...
Xerxes, king of Persia...
486-465...
Artaxerxes I, king of Persia...
465-424...
Ezra returns to Jerusalem and teaches the law...
458...
Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem and rebuilds the walls...
445...
NOTE: Overlapping dates of kings such as between Uzziah and Jotham result from coregencies, that is, a father installing his son as king during the father's lifetime and allowing the son to exercise royal power
Amos - The dynamism of personal religious experience gave way to the superficiality of institutional religion as demonstrated in the conflict between Amos and Amaziah, the priest of Bethel (Amos 7:10 )
Perfection - It is clear from what is contrasted with the ‘perfect heart’ idolatry, abominable sin that the phrase has regard only to general tendencies of religious attitude and moral conduct, and its ethical depth is not perhaps greatly increased by the addition ‘with the Lord his God,’ for in the case of Amaziah a contrast is drawn between the two phrases; ‘he did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, but not with a perfect heart’ ( 2 Chronicles 25:2 )
Genealogies of Jesus Christ - In the second section the names are from 1 Chronicles 3:1-16, but Joash, Amaziah, and Azariah are omitted before Jotham, and Jehoiakim before Jechoniah (= Jehoiachin). ; the names Jehoiakim and Eliakim are inserted between Jechoniah and Josiah as if they referred to two different persons, instead of being two names for the same man; and also Amaziah, Joash, and Ahaziah between Uzziah and Joram (see Resch, TU Edom - In the heart of these, itself invisible, lies Petra (Stanley), Edom' s stronghold in Amaziah's days (2 Kings 14:7). ...
Amaziah of Judah killed many thousands in the Valley of Salt near the Dead Sea, and took Selah, afterward Joktheel, the first mention of this extraordinary city (2 Kings 14:7), and adopted their gods of mount Seir. David was striving with Aram of the two rivers (Naharaim) and Aram-Zobah when Joab returned and smote of Edom in the Valley of Salt (the scene also of Amaziah's victory over Edom, the plain S
Genealogy of Jesus Christ - ]'>[1] (inserting Rahab and Ruth, and calling David ‘the king’), and agrees with 1 Chronicles 2:1-16 ; it then gives the names of the kings to Jechoniah, from 1 Chronicles 3:10-15 , but inserts ‘the [2] of Uriah’ and omits kings Abaziah, Joash, and Amaziah between Joram and Uzziah (= Azariah), and also Jehoiakim son of Josiah and father of Jechoniah (Coniah, Jeremiah 22:24 ) or Jehoiachin ( 2 Chronicles 36:8 )
Chronology - Matthew 1:8) names are often passed over, a man being called "the son of" a remote ancestor, his father and grandfather and great grandfather being omitted; as Joram is followed by Ozias, Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah being omitted
Tombs - , eleven (David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Ahaziah, Amaziah, Jotham, Hezekiah, Josiah; also the good priest Jehoiada) were buried in one common subterranean receptacle in "the city of David
Edom - Amaziah king of Judah, took Petra, killed a thousand men, and compelled ten thousand more to leap from the rock, upon which stood the city of Petra, 2 Chronicles 25:11-12
Kings, Books of - The next rank is accorded to Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoash of Judah, Amaziah, Uzziah, and Jotham, and we notice that they all effected certain reforms in the Temple
Leadership - But others fared worse, for example, Elijah with Ahab and Jezebel, Amos with Jeroboam and Amaziah, priest of the Bethel calf cult, and Jeremiah with Josiah's three reigning sons and grandson
Temple of Jerusalem - Jehoash (Joash), king of Israel, when foolishly challenged to battle by Amaziah, king of Judah, not only defeated him, but came to Jerusalem and plundered the Temple (1 Kings 14:12-14 )
Jeru'Salem - 886, and by the Israelites in the reign of Amaziah, B
Jerusalem - 886, and by the Israelites in the reign of Amaziah, b
Create, Creation - , Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah between Joram/Jehoram and Uzziah/Azariah in 1:8-9; Jerusalem - One hundred and forty-five years after, under Amaziah, they sustained the same fate from Joash, king of Israel, 2 Kings 14; 2 Chronicles 25