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Jehoram

Jehoram (jēhōˈrəm) [key] or Joram jōˈrəm, in the Bible. 1 Son of Ahab, king of Israel (c.852–841 B.C.), brother and successor of Ahaziah1. He enlisted the support of Jehoshaphat of Judah to put down a revolt in Moab. Jehoram was wounded in an attack on Ramoth-gilead and retired to Jezreel. Jehu, whom Elisha had earlier anointed king of Israel, assassinated Jehoram and usurped the throne, ending the house of Ahab in Israel. 2 King of Judah (c.848–841 B.C.), son and successor of Jehoshaphat. His wife was the notorious Athaliah1. The Bible says that he followed her family in the worship of Baal. He was succeeded by his son Ahaziah2.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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