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Jehoash of Judah

843 BC - 797 BC

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Jehoash (Hebrew: יְהוֹאָשׁ, Yəhōʾāš, “Jehovah-given”; Greek: Ιωας; Latin: Joas), also known as Joash (in King James Version), Joas (in Douay–Rheims) or Joás (Hebrew: יוֹאָשׁ, Yōʾāš), was the eighth king of Judah, and the sole surviving son of Ahaziah after the massacre of the royal family ordered by his grandmother, Athaliah. His mother was Zibiah of Beersheba. Jehoash was 7 years old when his reign began, and he reigned for 40 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jehoash of Judah has received more than 442,041 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Jehoash of Judah is the 1,700th most popular politician (up from 1,737th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Israel (up from 78th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Israeli Politician.

Jehoash of Judah is most famous for the destruction of the temple and the exile of the Jews.

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Among politicians, Jehoash of Judah ranks 1,700 out of 15,577Before him are Balian of Ibelin, Yuri Dolgorukiy, Romanos II, Jehoram of Judah, Pachacuti, and Harald Hardrada. After him are Koxinga, Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, Crown Prince Sado, Talaat Pasha, Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, and Pasquale Paoli.

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Among people born in 843 BC, Jehoash of Judah ranks 1 Among people deceased in 797 BC, Jehoash of Judah ranks 1

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Jehoash of Judah ranks 75 out of 430Before him are Ahmed Yassin (1937), Amon of Judah (-660), Uzziah (-900), Annas (-22), Ehud Olmert (1945), and Simeon (null). After him are Rabbi Akiva (50), Ada Yonath (1939), Penitent thief (-18), Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem (1105), Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130), and Cyril of Jerusalem (313).


Among politicians born in Israel, Jehoash of Judah ranks 29Before him are Haggai (-550), Jehoiakim (-634), Jeconiah (-700), Amon of Judah (-660), Uzziah (-900), and Ehud Olmert (1945). After him are Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem (1105), Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130), Ahaziah of Judah (-900), Amaziah of Judah (-802), Ahaziah of Israel (-870), and Manasseh (-709).