King Jehoahaz of Judah - Biography

Chart of the Kings King Jehoahaz of Judah - Biography God's Judgment Regarding King Jehoahaz of Judah
Previous King: Josiah   Next King: Jehoiakim


Little is known of Jehoahaz. The son of King Josiah, Jehoahaz came to power when his father was killed in an invasion by Egypt. Jehoahaz was enthroned in preference to his older brother, Jehoiakim, possibly because the nobility considered Jehoiakim too submissive — the Jews of this day were fiercely independent, and resented Egypt's interference. Upon their victory, Egypt imposed a tribute on Judah, which Jehoahaz apparently refused to pay. After three months, the Egyptian king dethroned Jehoahaz and took him captive to Egypt, placing Jehoiakim on the throne.

Where to read Jehoahaz's story: 2 Kings 23:31-35; 2 Chronicles 36:1-4

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