1 The son of Jehoshaphat; he was king of Israel for twenty-eight years (ca. 843–816 BCE) and established a dynasty that lasted five generations and ninety years (2Kgs 9-10; 2Kgs 15:12). In a bloody coup, Jehu killed Jehoram, king of Israel (849–843 BCE; v. 24) and directed the killings of Jehu’s confederate King Ahaziah of Judah (843 v. 27), Jezebel (vv. 30–37), Ahab’s seventy sons (2Kgs 10:1-10), all members and associates of the house of Ahab (vv. 11, 17), Ahaziah’s forty-two brothers (vv. 13–14), and all the worshipers of Baal in Israel (vv. 18–25). Jehu also ordered the destruction of the temple and the idols of Baal (vv. 26–28). 2 The son of Hanani, and a prophet who prophesied against Baasha (902–886 BCE), king of Israel (1Kgs 16:1-4; 1Kgs 16:7; 1Kgs 16:12); he both rebuked and praised Jehoshaphat (874–850 BCE), king of Judah (2Chr 19:2-3). (2Chr 20:34) attributes authorship of the history of Jehoshaphat to him. 3 The son of Joshibiah, and a prince of the tribe of Simeon (1Chr 4:35). 4 One of David’s “mighty warriors” from Anathoth (1Chr 12:3). 5 A Judahite, a descendant of Jarha, an Egyptian slave (1Chr 2:38).
Anointing of Jehu
1Then the prophet Elisha called a member of the company of prophets and said to him, “Gird up your loins; take this flask of oil in your hand, ... View more
12This was the promise of the Lord that he gave to Jehu, “Your sons shall sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.” And so it happened.
Massacre of Ahab's Descendants
1Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, a ... View more
1The word of the Lord came to Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,2“Since I exalted you out of the dust and made you leader over my people Israel, and you ... View more
7Moreover the word of the Lord came by the prophet Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha and his house, both because of all the evil that he did in the sight of the ... View more
12Thus Zimri destroyed all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the Lord, which he spoke against Baasha by the prophet Jehu—
2Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, w ... View more
34Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, from first to last, are written in the Annals of Jehu son of Hanani, which are recorded in the Book of the Kings of I ... View more
35Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah son of Seraiah son of Asiel,
3The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, both sons of Shemaah of Gibeah; also Jeziel and Pelet sons of Azmaveth; Beracah, Jehu of Anathoth,
38Obed became the father of Jehu, and Jehu of Azariah.