Yehoram

Synonyms:
Jehoram, y’-ho-RAM, יְהוֹרָם
Jehoram_of_Judah (Wikipedia)
Jehoram
Jehoram of Judah.jpg
King of Judah
Reignc. 849 – 842 BCE (sole reign)
PredecessorJehoshaphat
SuccessorAhaziah
Bornc. 882 BCE
Diedc. 842 BCE (aged 39 or 40)
Burial
ConsortAthaliah of Israel
IssueAhaziah, King of Judah
Jehosheba
DynastyHouse of David
FatherJehoshaphat, King of Judah

Jehoram of Judah (Hebrew: יְהֹורָם, Yəhôrām) or Joram (Hebrew: יוֹרָם, Yôrām; Greek: Ιωραμ, translit. Ioram; Latin: Joram), was a king of Judah, and the son of Jehoshaphat. Jehoram took the throne at the age of 32 and reigned for 8 years. (2 Kings 8:17)

William F. Albright has dated his reign to 849 – 842 BCE. Edwin Thiele placed a coregency of Jehoram with his father Jehoshaphat, starting in 853/852 BCE, with the beginning of his sole reign occurring in 848/847 and his death in 841/840 BCE. As explained in the Rehoboam article, Thiele's chronology for the first kings of Judah contained an internal inconsistency that later scholars corrected by dating these kings one year earlier, so that Jehoram's dates are taken as one year earlier in the present article: coregency beginning in 854/853, sole reign commencing in 849/848, and death in 842/841 BCE.

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