Ahaz (Ay´haz; Heb., “he has grasped”)

The son of Jotham and father of Hezekiah. Ahaz was the eleventh king of Judah, reigning 735–715 BCE. Only twenty years old at his succession, Ahaz is judged by the Hebrew historians as having committed such abominable Canaanite practices as sacrificing his son and worshiping at high places (2Kgs 16:1-4).

2Kgs 16:1-4

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