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Zachariah


Zachari’ah (remembered by Jehovah), or properly Zechariah.

1. Son of Jeroboam II, fourteenth king of Israel, and the last of the house of Jehu. There is a difficulty about the date of his reign. Most chronologers assume an interregnum of eleven years between Jeroboam’s death and Zachariah’s accession. The latter event took place b.c. 772–

1. His reign lasted only six months. He was killed in a conspiracy of which Shallum was the head, and by which the prophecy in 2 Kings 10:30 was accomplished.

2. The father of Abi or Abijah, Hezekiah’s mother. 2 Kings 18:2.