The son of Joram, or Jehoram, and sixth king of Judah. Called Jehoahaz, and Azariah. Guided by his idolatrous mother Athaliah, his reign was disastrous; 9:29). He joined his uncle Jehoram, king of Israel, in an expedition against Hazael, king of Damascus; but was wounded at the pass of Gur when attempting to escape, and had strength only to reach Megiddo, where he died. He reigned only one year.