Ahaz or Achaz -(Possessor.) King of Judah (2 Kgs. 16; 2 Chr. 28); makes an alliance with Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, in order to repel an attack from Syria and Israel; copies heathen altar (2 Kgs. 16:10); Isaiah’s message to (Isa. 7); dial of Ahaz (2 Kgs. 20:11; 23:12).
Ahaz (Hebrew: אָחָז, ʼAḥaz, "has held"; Greek: Ἄχαζ, Ἀχάζ Akhaz; Latin: Achaz; an abbreviation of Jehoahaz, "Yahweh has held" (Hebrew: יְהוֹאָחָז, Modern Yəhō’aḥaz, Tiberian Yehō’aḥaz; Akkadian: 𒅀𒌑𒄩𒍣 Ia-ú-ḫa-zi) was king of Judah, and the son and successor of Jotham. Ahaz was 20 when he became king of Judah and reigned for 16 years.
Ahaz is portrayed as an evil king in the Second Book of Kings (2 Kings 16:2).
Edwin R. Thiele concluded that Ahaz was co-regent with Jotham from 736/735 BC, and that his sole reign began in 732/731 and ended in 716/715 BC. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 744 – 728 BC.
The Gospel of Matthew lists Ahaz of Judah in the genealogy of Jesus. He is also mentioned in Isaiah 14:28 according to the King James Version.
Marriage and Family
|Offspring of Achaz or Ahaz and unknown parent|
|Hezekiah of Judah||741 Land of Canaan||686 Land of Canaan|| Hephzi-bah|
|Offspring of Jotham and unknown parent|
|Achaz of Judah||Land of Canaan||715 Land of Canaan|
Achaz of Judah
42nd Biblical Patriarch
| 11th King of Judah|
Coregent: 735 – 731 BC
Sole reign: 731 – 729 BC
Coregent: 729 – 715 BC
| Succeeded by|
- 2 Chr 28 - Biblical Record of the Reign of King Ahaz
- Gospel of Matthew Ch 1
- Gospel of Luke Ch 3
- Ahaz - LDS Bible Dictionary
- Ahaz - Wikipedia