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King Joram of Judea

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King Joram of Judea: Eldest son of King Jehoshaphat; he killed his brothers to secure his sovereignty. Reigned from 714-706 BCE. Influenced by his wicked wife Athaliah the daughter of Jezebel, he introduced idolatry into Judea. The Edomites revolted against Judea, and Joram failed to subdue them. As Elijah the prophet predicted, the Philistines and Arabians also revolted, plundering Joram’s palace and capturing member of the royal household. Joram died from an incurable stomach disease.
Joram's Evil Reign, Joram's Punishment
Being a monarch, ruler, or member of a royal family does not mean that that person is automatically good or wise. Thus, you will now hear about a period in Jewish history of about twenty-six hundred years ago, when there was much trouble for the Jews, bec...
A biblical history of the Jews
After the split of the monarchy, the descendants of King Solomon rule over the Kingdom of Judah in the south. In this lesson we learn about the reigns of the kings from Rehoboam through Joash.
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