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October 5, 2021 at 2:05 pm #91
What do you know about Jehoram/JoramOctober 5, 2021 at 2:20 pm #94LateephaParticipant
Jehoram was the son of king Ahab, he was the king of Israel who succeeded Ahaziah since Ahaziah had no son.
But because of his father’s legacy as a bad leader, Jehoram’s reign witnessed great political unrest in the kingdom.
He was later killed by Jehu, a man anointed by the prophet Elisha to stop the reign of Ahab’s family and take over Israel’s leadership.
Because Ahaziah had no son, Joram succeeded him as king in the second year of Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah. 2 KINGS 1:17
King Jehoram (or Joram) of Israel was a man marked by trouble. He experienced political unrest from the time he first ascended the throne, and his life was cut short by the hand of a usurper.
Jehoram was a son of wicked King Ahab. When Ahab’s older son, Ahaziah, died without an heir, Jehoram ascended to the throne. The Moabites had already declared their independence from Israel during his
brother’s short reign, and Jehoram joined up with the king of Judah and the king of Edom to try to regain control over the Moabites. Though the Israelite coalition fiercely attacked Moab and virtually overran their land, they were unable to capture the capital city of Kir-hareseth, and it appears that Moab remained independent for the rest of Israel’s history.
Later Jehoram invited the king of Judah to accompany him in an attempt to recover the town of Ramoth-gilead from the Arameans.
During the battle, Jehoram was wounded, and he returned to Jezreel to recover. The king of Judah also came to visit him. Then Jehu, one of Jehoram’s commanders, left the battle and killed Jehoram and the king
of Judah. Jehu then assumed the throne and established his own dynasty instead of Jehoram’s.
Jehoram’s assassin, Jehu, had been anointed by the prophet Elisha to become king of Israel and to bring judgment on the family of Ahab (2 Kings 9). More than seventy members of Ahab’s family and
forty-two family members of the king of Judah would be killed by Jehu.January 18, 2023 at 1:04 pm #1305
Jehoram, also known as Jehoram of Israel or Joram, was a king of Israel in the 9th century BCE. He is first mentioned in the Bible in 2 Kings 3, where he is described as the son of Ahab and the brother of Ahaziah.
Jehoram was not a faithful king, and he led Israel into idolatry and away from the worship of the true God. He also engaged in a number of military campaigns against the Moabites, which are described in 2 Kings 3. Despite his unfaithfulness, Jehoram was able to defeat the Moabites with the help of the prophet Elisha.
However, Jehoram’s reign was ultimately cut short by a revolt led by Jehu, who was anointed king by the prophet Elisha. Jehu killed Jehoram and his family, fulfilling a prophecy given by the prophet Elijah that Jehoram’s dynasty would be destroyed.
Jehoram’s reign serves as a warning against the dangers of idolatry and unfaithfulness to God. Despite his military successes, Jehoram was ultimately judged for his sins and his dynasty was brought to an end.
It is important to note that Jehoram is also mentioned in the Bible as the king of Judah, but he is not the same person as Jehoram of Israel. Jehoram of Judah was the son of Jehoshaphat and was a much more faithful king. He reigned from 848-841 BCE.
In conclusion, Jehoram of Israel was a king of Israel in the 9th century BCE who led Israel into idolatry and away from the worship of the true God. Despite his military successes, he was ultimately judged for his sins and his dynasty was brought to an end. His story serves as a warning against the dangers of unfaithfulness to God.January 18, 2023 at 1:14 pm #1306
Here are some Bible verses that mention Jehoram of Israel:
2 Kings 3:1-3 “Joram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as his father, and as his mother: for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made. Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.”
2 Kings 8:16-17 “And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat being then king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah began to reign. Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.”
And here are some verses that mention Jehoram of Judah:
2 Chronicles 21:5-6 “Jehoram was thirty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab: for the daughter of Ahab was his wife: and he did evil in the sight of the LORD.”
2 Kings 8:21-22 “And Jehoram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead. And in his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.”
2 Chronicles 21:8-10 “And Jehoram took for himself three wives: Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite; and Ahaziahu the daughter of Jehoram, king of Israel; and Athaliah the daughter of Omri, king of Israel. And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab as a wife. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord.”
2 Kings 9:15-17 “But King Jehoram had returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds the Arameans had inflicted on him in the battle with Hazael king of Aram. Then Jehu said, “If this is your mind, then let no one escape or flee from the city to go and tell the news in Jezreel.” Jehu then rode in a chariot to Jezreel, where Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah were staying. King Jehoram had been wounded in the battle with Hazael king of Aram.”
2 Chronicles 22:5-6 “He walked in the ways of the house of Ahab and did evil in the sight of the Lord, as the house of Ahab had done, for he was a son-in-law of Ahab’s. He followed their advice and went with Jehoram son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Aram at Ramoth Gilead. The Arameans wounded Joram.”
2 Chronicles 22:8 “And it came to pass, that, when Jehoram was established in the kingdom, he slew all his brethren with the sword, and divers also of the princes of Israel.”
2 Kings 8:24 “And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.”
2 Chronicles 21:20 “Twenty and two 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 of Omri king of Israel.”
As you can see, Jehoram is presented as a king who does evil in the sight of the Lord, who follows the ways of the house of Ahab and who kills his own brothers. He is also portrayed as a king who was wounded in battle and ultimately died, and his son Ahaziah reigned in his stead.
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