|Chart of the Kings||King Ahaziah of Judah - Biography||God's Judgment Regarding King Ahaziah of Judah|
Ahaziah's brief reign was a time of confusion and evil. The son of a wicked couple, he made his friends among equally wicked relatives, and followed in their ways:
2 Kings 8:25-27 In the twelfth year of Joram [that is, Israel's King Jehoram] the son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign. Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athaliah, the daughter [that is, descendent; she was actually the grandaughter] of Omri king of Israel. And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the LORD, as did the house of Ahab: for he was the son in law of the house of Ahab.