Joash

King living at the time of Divided Monarchy

Joash, also known as Jehoash, was a king of the tribe of Judah who lived during the time of the Divided Monarchy. He was the son of Ahaziah and Zibiah, and he was married to Jehoaddan. Joash was the father of Amaziah and is first mentioned in 2 Kings 11:2.

Joash’s reign as king is recorded in 2 Kings 11:2-12:21 and 2 Chronicles 22:11-24:27. During his reign, Joash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and sought the guidance of the high priest Jehoiada. He repaired the temple of the Lord and reinstated the proper worship of God in Judah. However, after the death of Jehoiada, Joash turned away from the Lord and allowed idolatry to flourish in the land.

One significant event during Joash’s reign was when he was wounded in battle and eventually assassinated by his own officials. His son, Amaziah, succeeded him as king.

Overall, Joash’s reign was characterized by both faithfulness to God and later disobedience. His story serves as a reminder of the importance of remaining faithful to the Lord and seeking His guidance in all things.

References:
2 Kings 11:2-12:21
2 Chronicles 22:11-24:27

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