King Ahaziah dies (2 Kings 1:17-1:18)

“King Ahaziah died according to the word of Yahweh which Elijah had spoken. His brother Jehoram succeeded him in the second year of King Jehoram son of King Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, because King Ahaziah had no son. Now the rest of the acts of King Ahaziah that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Israel?”

Thus it came to pass that King Ahaziah died just as Yahweh via Elijah had said. His brother Jehoram, who had the same name as the king of Judah, became king. Thus we have two kings named Jehoram, living at the same time, but one is king of Judah and the other is the king of Israel. So now we have to be more careful when we use the name Jehoram. In case you are interested and want more information about Ahaziah, you can refer to the missing “The Book of the Annals of the King of Israel.”

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