Joash

1) The son of Ahaziah of Judah who reigned for forty years from about 836 BCE. Under the watchful care of Jehoiada, the high priest, Joash renewed the covenant with Yahweh (2 Kgs. 11:17) and extirpated Baalism. He was forced to surrender much treasure in the Temple to the Syrians, and eventually was murdered in a household conspiracy. According to the Chronicler (2 Chron. 24:20–2) this was because Joash had ordered the outspoken Zechariah to be stoned, a crime referred to in Luke 11:51.
2) King of Israel, 801–785 BCE, who defeated Benhadad of Aram and recovered several towns, as Elisha had predicted (2 Kgs. 13:14–19). He also defeated Amaziah of Judah (2 Kgs. 14:8–14), which the Chronicler in a late narrative embroiders: Amaziah had wickedly toyed with the gods of Edom (2 Chron. 25:20).

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  • JOASH — (Heb. יוֹאָשׁ ,יְהוֹאָשׁ; YHWH has given ), son of Ahaziah, king of Judah (835–798 B.C.E.). Joash ascended the throne in the seventh year of the reign of Jehu, king of Israel (II Kings 12:2), and ruled until the second year of the reign of Joash… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Joash —    1) (Jehoash) (fl. 9th cent BCE)    King of Judah (835 798 BCE). His grandmother Athaliah seized the throne and murdered all members of the house of David when Joash was a year old. He was rescued by his aunt Jehosheba, wife of the high priest… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Joash — /joh ash/, n. a king of Judah, reigned 837? 800? B.C., successor of Athaliah. II Kings 13:10 13. Also, Douay Bible, Joas /joh as/. * * * …   Universalium

  • Joash —    Whom Jehovah bestowed.    1) A contracted form of Jehoash, the father of Gideon (Judg. 6:11, 29; 8:13, 29, 32).    2) One of the Benjamite archers who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:3).    3) One of King Ahab s sons (1 Kings 22:26).    4)… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Joash — /joh ash/, n. a king of Judah, reigned 837? 800? B.C., successor of Athaliah. II Kings 13:10 13. Also, Douay Bible, Joas /joh as/ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • AMAZIAH — (Heb. (אֲמַצְיָה(וּ; YHWH is strong (or YHWH adopted ), the name of two biblical figures. (1) King of Judah, son of Joash son of Ahaziah. Amaziah reigned for 29 years (II Kings 14:1–20; II Chron. 25) but the synchronism with the reign of Jeroboam …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 Kings 13 — 1 In the three and twentieth year of Joash the son of Ahaziah king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years. 2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, and followed the… …   The King James version of the Bible

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  • 2 Kings 14 — 1 In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah. 2 He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother s name was… …   The King James version of the Bible

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