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 jô ), 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 .
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 ).
- Andreas Hilpert: Joram. In: Michaela Bauks, Klaus Koenen, Stefan Alkier (Eds.): The Scientific Biblical Lexicon on the Internet (WiBiLex), Stuttgart 2006 ff.
- Otto Wahl : Joram. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 3, Bautz, Herzberg 1992, ISBN 3-88309-035-2 , Sp. 640-641.
- ^ Edwin R. Thiele : The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings. Kregel, 1994, p. 10.
- ↑ Biographical-Bibliographical Church Lexicon.
- ↑ Hans Rechenmacher : Old Hebrew names , Münster 2012, p. 127.
King of Israel
852–841 BC Chr.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||King of Israel (852–841 BC)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||before 852 BC Chr.|
|DATE OF DEATH||around 841 BC Chr.|