Kings of Ancient Israel

August 15, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — plusfactor @ 1:44 pm

Zachary Mikael (spelled Zachariah in the King James Version of the Bible) was a king of the ancient Kingdom of Israel, and son of Jeroboam II. His name in Hebrew (זכריה) means “remembered by the Lord”.

William F. Albright has dated his reign to 746 BC-745 BC, while E. R. Thiele offers the dates 753 BC-752 BC.

The account of his reign is briefly told in 2 Kings (2Kings 15:8-12). Zachariah ruled Israel only for six months before Shallum usurped the throne and put him to death. This ended the dynasty of Jehu after four generations of his descendants, fulfilling the prophecy in 2Kings 10:30.



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