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[ey-haz] /ˈeɪ hæz/
a king of Judah, 735?–715? b.c. II Kings 16; II Chron. 28:9. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The remark may refer to some earlier period in the reign of Ahaz, before the capture of Damascus.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • They advanced against Ahaz, and overran his helpless country.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • To convince him of the truth of this he requested Ahaz to demand a sign.

    The Christ John Eleazer Remsburg
  • Yet let not Ahaz exult too much in the immediate deliverance!

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • So perhaps, for the same reason, JehoAhaz was shortened into Ahaz.

  • No doubt these proceedings helped to heighten the unpopularity of Ahaz.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun-dial of Ahaz ten degrees backward.

    The Story of Eclipses George Chambers
  • Ahaz may have had this lesson impressed on his mind by his visit to Tiglath-Pileser.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • This probably necessitated the construction of a new staircase, which would naturally be called the staircase of Ahaz.

    The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder
  • If Ahaz had any conscience left, we can imagine the effect of this upon him.

Ahaz in the Bible

possessor. (1.) A grandson of Jonathan (1 Chr. 8:35; 9:42). (2.) The son and successor of Jotham, king of Judah (2 Kings 16; Isa. 7-9; 2 Chr. 28). He gave himself up to a life of wickedness and idolatry. Notwithstanding the remonstrances and warnings of Isaiah, Hosea, and Micah, he appealed for help against Rezin, king of Damascus, and Pekah, king of Israel, who threatened Jerusalem, to Tiglath-pileser, the king of Assyria, to the great injury of his kingdom and his own humilating subjection to the Assyrians (2 Kings 16:7, 9; 15:29). He also introduced among his people many heathen and idolatrous customs (Isa. 8:19; 38:8; 2 Kings 23:12). He died at the age of thirty-five years, after reigning sixteen years (B.C. 740-724), and was succeeded by his son Hezekiah. Because of his wickedness he was "not brought into the sepulchre of the kings."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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