The reign of King Jehoram in Judah (848-841 BCE) (2 Kings 8:16-8:19)

“In the fifth year of King Jehoram son of King Ahab of Israel, Jehoram son of King Jehoshaphat of Judah began to reign. He was thirty-two years old when he became king. He reigned eight years in Jerusalem. He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as the house of King Ahab had done. The daughter of King Ahab was his wife. He did what was evil in the sight of Yahweh. Yet Yahweh would not destroy Judah, for the sake of his servant David, since he had promised to give a lamp to him and to his descendents forever.”

This became the time of the 2 Jerhorams that lasted 8 years since they both died in 841 BCE. One was king in Israel and the other king in Judah. Not only did they have the same names, they were brothers-in-law. King Jehoram in Judah had married the sister of King Jehoram in Israel, another son of King Ahab of Israel. Thus King Jehoram of Judah walked in the evil ways of the Israelite kings. However, Yahweh did not destroy the King Jehoram of Judah because he had promised David to have a descendent forever.