|Chart of the Kings||King Jehoahaz of Israel - Biography||God's Judgment Regarding King Jehoahaz of Israel|
|Previous King: Jehu||Next King: Joash|
Jehoahaz succeeded his father Jehu as king of Israel. During his 14-year reign, the consequences of the 9 evil kings who preceded Jehu began to be severe. Military raids by the neighboring Syrians brought such devastation that Jehoahaz despaired of Israel's survival.
Although the reign of Jehoahaz is recorded as generally evil, it is to his credit that at this point he remembered his father's legacy and turned to the LORD for help. The LORD answered his mayday by sending an unnamed rescuer who stopped Syria's advances, and so Israel, though left powerless and insecure, was not exterminated.Where to read Jehoahaz's story: 2 Kings 13:1-9