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Ahaziah (āhəzĪˈə) [key], in the Bible. 1 King of Israel, son of Ahab. He was a worthy successor of his father only in that he followed Ahab's religious views. He was succeeded by his brother Jehoram1. 2 King of Judah, son of Jehoram2 and Athaliah1. He was considered a typical descendant of Ahab. He was killed in Jehu's coup while visiting at Jezreel. His mother succeeded him. He is also called Azariah and Jehoahaz.

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