8:25 In the twelfth year of the reign of Israel’s King Joram, son of Ahab, Jehoram’s son Ahaziah became king over Judah. 8:26 Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king and he reigned for one year in Jerusalem. 1 His mother was Athaliah, the granddaughter 2 of King Omri of Israel. 8:27 He followed in the footsteps of Ahab’s dynasty and did evil in the sight of 3 the Lord, like Ahab’s dynasty, for he was related to Ahab’s family. 4
8:28 He joined Ahab’s son Joram in a battle against King Hazael of Syria at Ramoth Gilead in which the Syrians defeated Joram. 8:29 King Joram returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds he received from the Syrians 5 in Ramah when he fought against King Hazael of Syria. King Ahaziah son of Jehoram of Judah went down to visit 6 Joram son of Ahab in Jezreel, for he was ill.
2 tn Hebrew בַּת (bat), “daughter,” can refer, as here to a granddaughter. See HALOT 166 s.v. בַּת.
3 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”
4 tn Heb “and he walked in the way of the house of Ahab and did evil in the eyes of the
5 tn Heb “which the Syrians inflicted [on] him.”
6 tn Heb “to see.”