king of the Philistines in very early history, circa.B.C.E.
Dictionaries:.Abimelech is the name
of two kings of Philistia.
The first was a contemporary
the second, probably son of the former, was king in the days of Isaac.
Abimelech's name is applied to the king of Gath,
elsewhere known by his personal name, Achish:.1Samuel
Shortly after the destruction of Sodom.(Jude
1:7), Abraham journeyed with his herds and flocks into the extreme
Southeast country of Palestine:.Genesis
20:1-18. While sojourning at Gerar, the country within which was city
of Abimelech king of the Philistines, Abraham made believe that Sarah was
20:2).and Abimelech took her, intending
to make her one of his wives. But God rebuked Abimelech in a dream, besides
on the women of his household.
After Abimelech had reproved Abraham most justly
for the deception,
he dealt generously with him, loading him with presents and granting him
the liberty of the land.
had arisen between the servants of the two men over the wells of water,
the two men made a covenant.(a
covenant is an agreement).at
a well, which took its name, Beersheba,
from this fact of covenant making.
This other Abimelech.was
a son of Gideon by a
The selfish and cruel con
man Abimelech induced
the men of Shechem to choose him as ruler and then he turned around and
slew 70 of his brethren:.Judges
9:1-5. Jotham alone escaped, who pronounced a curse upon the murderers.
This was fulfilled by many of the men of Shechem being killed and Abimelech
wounded by a piece of a millstone
cast upon him by a woman at his attack upon Thebez:.Judges
eighth king of Israel:.2Chronicles
22:2-4. Son of Ahab
and that evil woman Jezebel. He reigned
two years, B.C.E.
897-896, alone and with his father, who associated him in the kingdom the
year before his death, B.C.E. 894.
22:40 "So Ahab
slept with his fathers and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead."
and worshipped Jeroboam
his father and mother's idols, such as Baal
had been introduced into Israel
by Jezebel his evil mother.
After a fall from the second
floor gallery of his house, he sent to consult a god of the Philistines
as to his recovery:.2Kings
The history of this king
presents a sad picture of the state
and wickedness into which Israel had fallen, while professing
to be God's people.
But what could one expect,
having such a bad mom and dad. When Ahaziah's mom saw that he died from
his fall, she killed all those who may grow up and reign in his stead:.2Kings
"And when Athaliah the mother
of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed
royal. But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram,
sister of Ahaziah, took Joash
the son of Ahaziah and stole him from among the king's sons which were
slain and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from
Athaliah, so that he was not slain."
1:17 "So he died according to the word of the LORD which Elijah had
spoken. And Jehoram.(the
of Israel, who was also son to Ahab).reigned
speaking here of Ahaziah, verse 2;
always read the context
if there's a question).stead
in the second year of Jehoram.(the
son of Jehoshaphat
king of Judah; because he.(Ahaziah,
king of Israel).had
-Alexander the Great:.aka
Alexander III, B.C.E.
356-323. King of Macedonia B.C.E.
336-323 and conquerer of Asia
Minor, Greece, Syria,
and most of the countries to the east of the Mediterranean Sea as far as
India. His reign marked the beginning of the Hellenistic
Age. He ruthlessly
ruled most of the civilized world by the time he died in 323 at the age
of 33. He is regarded
in history as a tactical.genius,
the modern equivalent
being General George
nephew, the son of Abigail, David's sister and Jether an Ishmaelite.
David was going to replace Joab as the captain
of his army:.2Samuel
19:13. His percentage may have led David to show him less favor than
his other nephews and this may have disposed
him to join in the rebellion
17:25. He was the general of Absalom's army and was defeated by his
cousin Joab, who was adamant
at protecting David:.2Samuel
17:1-18:33. David afterwards offered him a pardon and the command of
his troops in the place of Joab, whose
overbearing conduct he could no longer endure:.2Samuel
19:13. But in the confusion of Sheba’s rebellion, Amasa was treacherously
murdered by his powerful rival Joab:.2Samuel
The fourteenth king of Judah, son of Manasseh,
began to reign as his successor in B.C.E.
639 at the age of twenty-two and reigned only two years at Jerusalem. He
did evil in the sight of the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done, by
forsaking God and worshipping idols. His servants conspired against him
and slew him in his own house, but the people killed all the conspirators
and established his son Josiah
on the throne. He was buried in the garden of Uzza:.2Kings
the name or title of several kings of Persia.
Artaxerxes was a good king king of ancient Persia,
485. Artaxerxes Longimanus as his name was called, was son and successor
of Xerxes.(Xerxes was the Ahasuerus
of the book of book
of Esther: Esther 1:1.
485), who ascended the throne B.C.E.
465-425. He was, as history records."the
first of Persian monarchs for mildness and magnanimity".
He greatly favoured both Ezra and Nehemiah.
7:6).led a second company
of the Jewish exiles
back to Jerusalem. In the twentieth year of Artaxerxes Longimanus, the
prophet Nehemiah, a
of Ezra, was sent to Jerusalem as governor:.Nehemiah
A granddaughter of Omri.(2Chronicles
daughter of Ahab
and the bitch Jezebel. She murdered
any and all competition to her reigning. She reigned 6 years, B.C.E..
884-878, before she was killed.
She was chosen as the wife
called Joram, so Jehoram/Joram), son
of the pious.Jehoshaphat
king of Judah.
influence drew into idolatry
and crime both her husband Jehoram.(of
her son Ahaziah:.2Chronicles
After the premature death
of Jezebel and her son Ahaziah.(2Kings
1:2), she usurped
the throne and sought to secure herself in it by the murder of all the
by her son Ahaziah), then an infant,
was saved by his aunt Jehosheba.
Six years afterwards he was brought from his place of refuge under protection.(2Kings
Jehoiada the high priest.(2Chronicles
crowned by the bold and faithful high priest Jehoiada, who at the same
time caused the blood-stained Athaliah to be put to death:.2Kings
Athaliah was a tool of the
dark side that made her crazy:.2Kings
11:13,14; 2Chronicles 24:7.
Athaliah was the instigator
of much trouble and thus,
she got her comeuppance:.2Chronicles