753BC – King Zechariah the 14th King of Israel

2 Kings 14:29-15:12. King Zechariah ruled in Samaria for six months. He sinned against the Lord and led Israel into sin. He was killed in front of the people by Shallum who became the next king.

So the word of the LORD spoken to King Jehu was fulfilled: “Your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.”

The death of King Zechariah ended the dynasty of Jehu after four generations, fulfilling the prophecy by God in 2 Kings 10:30.

Zechariah in Hebrew means: remembered by the Lord.

Background Reading:

King Zechariah – 14th king of Israel

15:8 During the thirty-eighth year of the reign of Azariah, king of Judah, Jeroboam’s son Zachariah began a six-month reign in Samaria. 9 He did what the LORD considered to be evil, just as his ancestors had done. He never abandoned the sins of Nebat’s son Jeroboam, who caused Israel to sin. 10 So Jabesh’s son Shallum conspired against him and attacked him in full view of the people, killed him, and reigned in his place. 11 The rest of Zachariah’s activities are recorded in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.
2 Kings 15:8-11

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