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אָחָז בֶּן יוֹתָם (מלכים ב טז, ישעיה ז, דברי הימים א ג:יג, דברי הימים ב כח )
Twelfth king of יהודה who succeeds his father. אחז commits trespasses against God, including passing his son through fire. אחז 's kingdom is attacked by the combined forces of פקח king of Israel and רצין king of ארם . The prophet ישיעהו appears to אחז and pleads with him to remain calm, promising him that ארם and אפרים (another name for the Kingdom of Israel) will fail in their bid to conquer יהודה . אחז refuses to accept this message of encouragement from the נביא . ישעיהו also warns אחז that the punishment for his idolatry is yet to come at the hands of אשור . Indeed, אחז withstands the siege against ירושלים , although according to the account related in דברי הימים כח , יהודה does suffer serious losses in its confrontation with ארם and ישראל . אחז appeals to תִּגְלַת פִּלְאֶסֶר king of אשור to rescue him from his two enemies, which תגלת פלסר does by attacking דַּמֶּשֶׂק and killing רְצִין . אחז visits his patron in Damascus where he is very taken by an altar he sees there. אחז forwards the specifications of the structure to אוריה , a כהן in ירושלים who follows the plans in building a new מזבח . Upon his return, אחז offers sacrifices on his new altar. אחז further dismantles parts of the בית המקדש in order to keep them from the king of אשור . אחז is succeeded by his son חִזְקִיָּהוּ . Altars that were made by אחז are later destroyed by King יאשיהו during his religious reforms (מלכים ב כג :יב ).
אָחָז בֶּן מִיכָה (דברי הימים א ח:לה )
grandfather of עֲמַשְׁסַי
אֲחַזְיָהוּ בֶּן אַחְאָב (אֲחַזְיָה) (מלכים א כב:נב-נד, מלכים ב א )
Eighth king of ישראל . אחזיהו follows the idolatrous practices of his parents אחאב and איזבל . This king attempts a joint mission with יהושפט of יהודה to procure gold from אוֹפִיר . Following an accident, אחזיה falls ill and sends messengers to inquire of בעל זבוב , the false god, whether he will recover. These messengers are intercepted by אליהו who sends a message of rebuke to the king for not inquiring of God. אחזיה then sends a group of 50 soldiers to arrest אליהו but the prophet invokes fire from the sky and burns them up. A second brigade of 50 suffers the same fate. The leader of a third group however, appeals to אליהו who spares the soldiers. אלהיו meets אחזיה and tells him he will die because he sought the advice of בעל זבוב instead of God. אחזיהו 's brother יהורם reigns following his death.
אֲחַזְיָהוּ בֶּן יוֹרָם (אֲחַזְיָה, יְהוֹאָחָז, עֲזַרְיָהוּ) (מלכים ב ח-ט, דברי הימים א ג:יא, דברי הימים ב כב )
Sixth king of יהודה . אחזיהו continues the idolatrous ways of his father and his mother's family (עֲתַלְיָהוּ is the daughter of King אחאב of Israel). אחזיהו teams with יהורם בן אחאב of Israel to fight חזאל מלך ארם . When יורם is wounded in the battle against ארם , אחזיהו visits him in יזרעאל where he is recuperating. יֵהוּא בֶּן נִמְשִׁי comes to יזרעאל and kills both kings, taking over the reign of ישראל . אחזיהו 's mother עֲתַלְיָה assumes the throne of יהודה .
אֲחֻזָּם בֶּן אַשְׁחוּר (דברי הימים א ד:ו )
אֲחֻזַּת (בראשית כו:כו )