22:5 He followed their advice and joined Ahab’s son King Joram 1 of Israel in a battle against King Hazael of Syria 2 at Ramoth Gilead in which the Syrians defeated Joram. 22:6 Joram 3 returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds he received from the Syrians 4 in Ramah when he fought against King Hazael of Syria. Ahaziah 5 son of King Jehoram of Judah went down to visit Joram son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he had been wounded. 6
1 sn Jehoram and Joram are alternate spellings of the Israelite king’s name (also in vv. 6-7). The shorter form is used in these verse to avoid confusion with King Jehoram of Judah, father of Azariah.
3 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Joram) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Heb “which the Syrians inflicted [on] him.”
6 tn Heb “because he was sick,” presumably referring to the wounds he received in the battle with the Syrians.