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Ahaziah Of Judah
Ahaziah was the sixth king of Judah (see Israelite Monarchy - The Southern Kingdom), the son and successor of Jehoram (see Jehoram Of Judah). Ahaziah was the son of "Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel," a connection to the wicked Omri and Ahab (see Omri Of Israel and Ahab Of Israel) that caused Ahaziah to also do "evil in the sight of the LORD."
"8:25 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign [see Kings of Israel and Judah].
"When Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled"
Ahaziah's relative youth and inexperience (he was 22 when he began his 1-year reign) may well have been the reason that, in the presence of seasoned men, he was more of a follower than a leader. Ahaziah of Judah joined with his uncle, Joram, king of Israel (see Joram Of Israel) in a war against the king of Damascus. It was a fatal mistake for Ahaziah; he got caught in a coup against another king that resulted in both of them being assassinated.
"9:21 And Joram said, Make ready. And his chariot was made ready. And Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out against Jehu, and met him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite. 9:22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
Ahaziah's inexperience is again attested by his, rather than standing and lawfully defending himself with lethal vigor from a pack of human jackals that were about to kill him if allowed to do so, Ahaziah fled like a defenseless, hunted animal.
"9:27 But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled by the way of the garden house. And Jehu followed after him, and said, Smite him also in the chariot. And they did so at the going up to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.