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|King of Israel|
Zechariah from "Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum"
|Reign||c. 752 BC (reigned 6 months)|
Kingdom of Israel
Zechariah became king of Israel in Samaria in the thirty-eighth year of Azariah, king of Judah. (2 Kings 15:8) 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 (2 Kings 15:8-12). According to the Bible, Zechariah did what was evil in the Lord's sight, as the previous kings of Israel since Jeroboam ben Nebat had done. Zechariah ruled Israel for only six months before Shallum, a captain from his own army, murdered him and took the throne. This ended the dynasty of Jehu after four generations of his descendants, fulfilling the prophecy in 2 Kings 10:30.
Zechariah of Israel
| King of Israel
753 – 752 BC