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Jehoash / Joash / יואש / יהואש King of Judah / מלך יהודה

Nicknames: "Jehoash", "Joash", "Yehoash", "יואש", "יהואש"
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Death: Died in Bet-Melo, Judea
Place of Burial: David
Immediate Family:

Son of Ahaziah / Akhazya / Ozias / אחזיה King of Judah / מלך יהודה and Zibiah from Beersheba / צביה מבאר-שבע
Husband of Jehoaddan / יהועדן .
Father of Amaziah / אמציה King of Judah / מלך יהודה; Neri and Amoz / אמוץ .
Brother of Demal and Jehoshabeath .
Half brother of Jotham and Azariah

Occupation: king, King of Judah, aka JEHOASH, Died in Beth Millo of Assassination by his officers, Roy de Judée
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Wikipedia Jehoash of Judah & יואש מלך יהודה


When his father King Ahaziah perished together with the descendants of Omri in the massacre which followed the revolt of Jehu, Jehoash was an infant and was hidden from the murderers by relatives and the co-operation of the high priest of the Temple at Jerusalem and was the only one of King Ahaziah's sons to survive, as also when Queen Athaliah then usurped the throne of Judah and killed all the members of the Davidic dynasty. In -836 Athaliah was seized and put to death. At age 7 in 836 BCE Jehoash was proclaimed king and the legitimate dynasty restored. Jehoash was compleed to pay a humiliating tribute to Hazael King of Damascus who invaded Judah and threatened the capital.

The assassination of Jehoash "probably expressed the violent indignation of patriots at the adversities that Judah suffered". (2Kg 11:1-21) His assassins were put to death by his son Amaziah.


Reigned for 40 years from the age of 7. He started out as a good king, but when the high priest who had raised him died he followed worthless men & turned bad. Assassinated by his officers.


Why King Yehoash was anointed, given that he was already the heir to the throne - the concern for Ataliah's coup: Keritot 5b

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