II Chronicles 22

Jehoram’s 22 year old son, Ahaziah inherited the throne. As we learned in II Kings 8, Ahaziah continued the alliance with Israel and marched out to war with King Jehoram of Israel.  And as we learned in II Kings 9: Israel gets a new dynasty, that proved fatal to both kings. And as we learned in II Kings 11: Murderous grandmother, Ahaziah’s mother Athaliah took that opportunity to kill of her other sons, step-sons, and grandsons–except for the youngest one, an infant named Joash, who was hidden by his aunt Jehoshabeath, who was married to the priest Jehoiada, who would later lead the charge against Athalia.

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