Henry Allen Ironside

Joash (Or, Jehoash)

(Jehovah-gifted) 2 Kings 13:10-25; 14:8-16 Contemporary Prophet: Jonah (?) “A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.”—Proverbs 12:3 “In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of Judah began Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned sixteen years” (2 Kings 13:10). It is evident from a comparison of the figures of this verse with those given in verse one of same chapter, and first verse of ...

Jeroboam II

(Whose people is 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 8:82 “In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash 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 the son of Nebat, who made Israel to si...

Zachariah

(Jah has remembered) 2 Kings 15:8-12 Contemporary Prophet: Amos. “Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.”—Proverbs 13:6 “In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.” There appears to be (from a comparison of dates) a period unaccounted for, of about eleven years, between Jeroboam’s death and the beginning of his son Zachariah’s rei...

Shallum

(Requital) 2 Kings 15:13-15 Contemporary Prophet: Amos (?). “An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.”—Proverbs 17:11 “Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria. For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.” This assassin w...

Menahem

(Comforter) 2 Kings 15:16-22 “By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.”—Proverbs 11:11 Menahem, Josephus asserts, and not without reason, was general of the Israelitish forces. His coming up from Tirzah to slay Shallum, and afterwards starting “from Tirzah” (where the main army was posted, probably) on his expedition of slaughter against Tiphsah, implies as much. “Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therei...

Pekahiah

(Jah has observed) 2 Kings 15:23-26 “The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.”—Proverbs 11:5 “In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain...

Nadab

(Willing) 1 Kings 15:25-31 “The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.”—Proverbs 14:11 “And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.” The sons of Jeroboam, together with their father, had ejected God’s ordained ...

Ahaz

(Possessor) (2 Kings 16; 2 Chron. 28) Contemporary Prophets: Isaiah; Micah; Hosea; Oded. “It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.”—Proverbs 16:12 Ahaz was wicked as his father Jotham was righteous. “Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father: for he walked in the ways of the kings of Isr...

Jeroboam

(Whose people is many) 1 Kings 11:26-40; 12-14:20; 2 Chron. 10; 13:1-20. Contemporary Prophets: Ahijah; The Man Of God Out Of Judah; “The Old Prophet Of Bethel. “The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.”—Proverbs 10:7 Jeroboam is an example of what is not at all uncommon in the East—a man exalted from a comparatively low station in private or public life to the highest, or one of the highest, positions in the land. We have scripture instances ...

Uzziah

(Strength of Jehovah) (2 Kings 15:1-7; 2 Chron. 26) Contemporary Prophets: Zechariah, Of 2 Chron. 26:5; Isaiah; Hosea; Amos. “He (the Lord) shall cut off the spirit of princes: He is terrible to the kings of the earth.”—Psalm 76:12. “Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who I was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah. He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.” He is called Azariah {helped by ...
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