Christopher Knapp

Hoshea

(Deliverer.) 2 Kings 15:30; 17:1-6. ——— “Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but -wise men turn away wrath.”—Proverbs 29:8. ——— “In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah began I Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Samaria over Israel nine years.” He was the last of the nineteen kings who ruled (or, rather, misruled) Israel. An interregnum of at least eight years (see Hezekiah) occurred between the murder of Pekah, his predecessor, and his actual assu...

Zimri

(Musical.) (1 Kings 16:9-20.) ——— “Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.”—Proverbs 88:18. ——— “In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. And the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines. And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the ca...

Omri

(Heaping.) 1 Kings 16 :15-28. Contemporary Prophet: ELIJAH (?) ——— “The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: hut He blesseth the habitation of the just.”—Proverbs 8:S3. ——— Civil War, that most deplorable of all forms of armed conflict, followed Omri’s assumption of the throne of Israel. “Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri. But ...

Ahab

(Brother of [his] father.) 1 Kings 16:29-17:1; 18:1-22:40; 2 Chron. 18. Contemporary Prophets: ELIJAH; Micah son. of Imlah. ——— “When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth; but the righteous shall see their fall.”—Proverbs 29:16. ——— “And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years. And Ahab the son of Om...

Ahaziah

(Whom Jehovah holds.) 1 Kings 22:40, 49, 51; 2 Kings 1. Contemporary Prophet, ELIJAH. ——— “The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.”—Proverbs 10:27. ——— “Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, a...

Joram (Or Jehoram)

(Exalted by Jehovah.) 2 Kings 1:17; 3:1-27; 6:8-7:20; 9:1-26. Contemporary Prophet, ELISHA. ——— “The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.”—Proverbs 12:7. ——— “Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign I over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years. And he wrought evil in the sight of the Lord; but not like his father, and like his mother “—in contrast wi...

Jehu

(Jehovah is He.) 2 Kings, chaps. 9 and 10. Contemporary Prophet: ELISHA. ——— “The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.”—Proverbs 26:10 ——— “And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thy hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead: and when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go ...

Jehoahaz

(Jehovah-seized.) 2 Kings 13 :1-9. Contemporary Prophets: ELISHA, JONAH. ——— “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: bat when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”—Proverbs 29:2. ——— “In the three and twentieth year of Joash the son of I Ahaziah king of Judah, Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, and followed the sins ...

Jeroboam II.

(Whose people in many.) (2 Kings 14:23-29.) Contemporary Prophets: HOSEA; AMOS. ——— “The froward is abomination to the Lord: but His secret is with the righteous.”—Proverbs 3:32. ——— “In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash I king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam t...
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