Jehoash of Judah

843 BC - 797 BC

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Jehoash (Hebrew: יְהֹואָשׁ, Yəhōʾāš, “Jehovah-given”; Greek: Ιωας; Latin: Joas), also known as Joash (in King James Version), Joas (in Douay–Rheims) or Joás (Hebrew: יֹואָשׁ, 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 319,118 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jehoash of Judah is the 1,740th most popular politician (down from 1,550th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Israel (down from 71st in 2019) and the 26th 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 1,740 out of 15,710Before him are Carinus, Constans, Henry, King of Portugal, William V, Prince of Orange, Maria II of Portugal, and Zhengde Emperor. After him are Temür Khan, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Shepseskaf, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Athalaric, and Theophanu.

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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 79 out of 389Before him are James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Annas (-22), Dinah (null), Ehud Olmert (1945), Pontius Pilate's wife (6), and Ada Yonath (1939). After him are Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130), Amalric of Jerusalem (1136), Ahaziah of Judah (-900), Simeon (null), Cyril of Jerusalem (313), and William of Tyre (1130).


Among politicians born in Israel, Jehoash of Judah ranks 26Before him are Abijah of Judah (-1000), Jehoiakim (-634), Jeconiah (-700), Ehud Barak (1942), Amon of Judah (-660), and Ehud Olmert (1945). After him are Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130), Amalric of Jerusalem (1136), Ahaziah of Judah (-900), Unas (-2400), Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem (1105), and Ezer Weizman (1924).