Joram (Israel)

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Joram , son of Ahab , was a king of Israel around 852–841 BC. And the last king of the Omri dynasty .


The Hebrew personal name "Joram" has been handed down in two different spellings: יְהֹורָם jəhôrām and (less often)יוֹרָם jôrām . It is a verb sentence name, consisting of subject and predicate. Subject (and at the same time theophoric element) is a form of " YHWH " (יְהֹו jəhô orיֹו ), the predicate is derived from the verb rootרום rûm , German ' to be high / sublime' from. The name can be translated as "YHWH is exalted". The Septuagint gives the name as Ιωραμ Iōram , the Vulgate as Ioram .

Biblical narration

Joram followed his older brother Ahaziah . In order to subdue the rebellious Moabites under their king Mesha again, he led a campaign to Moab together with Joschafat of Judah and the Edomites , but then gave up the siege of Kir-Heres , where Mesha had holed up. 841 BC He suffered a defeat together with Ahaziah of Judah against Hazael of Aram (Damascus) in Ramot-Gilead ( 2 Kings 8,28–29  EU and 9,14–15 EU ) and was killed shortly afterwards in the revolution of Jehu ( 2 Kings 9.24  EU ).

See also


Web links

Commons : Joram  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Edwin R. Thiele : The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings. Kregel, 1994, p. 10.
  2. Biographical-Bibliographical Church Lexicon.
  3. Hans Rechenmacher : Old Hebrew names , Münster 2012, p. 127.
predecessor Office successor
Ahaziah King of Israel
852–841 BC Chr.