| Share
 

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.

More on Jehoram from Infoplease:

  • Jehosheba - Jehosheba Jehosheba , in the Bible, daughter of King Jehoram of Judah and aunt of King Jehoash. She ...
  • Joram - Joram Joram , in the Bible. 1,. 2. Kings of Israel and Judah: see Jehoram 1, 2. 3. Son of Toi, king ...
  • Ahaziah - Ahaziah Ahaziah , in the Bible. 1. King of Israel, son of Ahab. He was a worthy successor of his ...
  • 2 Chronicles: 22 - And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his…
  • Jehoshaphat - Jehoshaphat Jehoshaphat , In the Bible, king of Judah (c.873–849 B.C.), son and successor of ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Biblical Proper Names: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring