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Easton's Bible Dictionary


retribution. (1.) The son of Jabesh, otherwise unknown. He "conspired against Zachariah, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead" (2Ki 15:10). He reigned only "a month of days in Samaria" (15:13, marg.). Menahem rose up against Shallum and put him to death (2Ki 15:14,15,17), and became king in his stead.

(2.) Keeper of the temple vestments in the reign of Josiah (2Ki 22:14).

(3.) One of the posterity of Judah (1Ch 2:40,41).

(4.) A descendant of Simeon (1Ch 4:25).

(5.) One of the line of the high priests (1Ch 6:13).

(6.) 1Ch 7:13.

(7.) A keeper of the gate in the reign of David (1Ch 9:17).

(8.) A Levite porter (1Ch 9:19,31; Jer 35:4).

(9.) An Ephraimite chief (2Ch 28:12).

(10.) The uncle of the prophet Jeremiah (Jer 32:7).

(11.) A son of king Josiah (1Ch 3:15; Jer 22:11), who was elected to succeed his father on the throne, although he was two years younger than his brother Eliakim. He assumed the crown under the name of Jehoahaz (q.v.). He did not imitate the example of his father (2Ki 23:32), but was "a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men" (Eze 19:3). His policy was anti-Egyptian therefore. Necho, at that time at Riblah, sent an army against Jerusalem, which at once yielded, and Jehoahaz was carried captive to the Egyptian camp, Eliakim being appointed king in his stead. He remained a captive in Egypt till his death, and was the first king of Judah that died in exile.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


perfect; agreeable

Smith's Bible Dictionary



(1.) The fifteenth king of Israel, son of Jabesh, conspired against Zachariah, killed him, and brought the dynasty of Jehu to a close, B.C. 770. Shallum, after reigning in Samaria for a month only, was in his turn dethroned and killed by Menahem (2 Kings 15:10-14).

(2.) The husband of Huldah the prophetess (2 Kings 22:14; 2 Chronicles 34:23) in the reign of Josiah. (B.C. 830)

(3.) A descendant of Shesham (1 Chronicles 2:40, 41).

(4.) The third son of Josiah king of Judah, known in the books of Kings and Chronicles as Jehoahaz (1 Chronicles 3:15; Jeremiah 22:11). (B.C. 610) SEE [JEHOAHAZ].

(5.) Son of Shaul the son of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:25).

(6.) A high priest (1 Chronicles 6:12-13; Ezra 7:2).

(7.) A son of Naphtali (1 Chronicles 7:13).

(8.) The chief of a family of porters or gate‐keepers of the east gate of the temple (1 Chronicles 9:17). (B.C. 1050)

(9.) Son of Kore, a Korahite (1 Chronicles 9:19; 9:31).

(10.) Father of Jehizkiah, an Ephraimite (2 Chronicles 28:12).

(11.) One of the porters of the temple who had married a foreign wife (Ezra 10:24).

(12.) One of the sons of Bani (Ezra 10:42).

(13.) The son of Halohesh and ruler of a district of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:12).

(14.) The uncle of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 32:7) perhaps the same as No. 2.

(15.) Father or ancestor of Maaseiah (Jeremiah 35:4) perhaps the same as No. 9. (B.C. 630)


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