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.
2 Chronicles 22:7Context
22:7 God brought about Ahaziah’s downfall through his visit to Joram. 3 When Ahaziah 4 arrived, he went out with Joram to meet Jehu son of Nimshi, whom the Lord had commissioned 5 to wipe out Ahab’s family. 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 “From God was the downfall of Ahaziah by going to Joram.”
4 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Ahaziah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Heb “anointed.”
6 tn Heb “to cut off the house of Ahab.”