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The son of Joram, or Jehoram, and sixth king of Judah. Called Jehoahaz,[1] and Azariah.[2] Guided by his idolatrous mother Athaliah, his reign was disastrous;[3] 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.[4] He reigned only one year.


  1. 2 Chr. 21:17; 25 (Link)
  2. 2 Chr. 22:6 (Link)
  3. 2 Kings 8:24-29 (Link)
  4. 2 Kings 9:22-28 (Link)