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Jehu

Jehu (/ˈdʒiːhjuː/; Hebrew: יֵהוּא/span, Modern Yehu Tiberian Yēhû, meaning "Jehovah is He"; Latin: Hieu) was the tenth king of Israel since Jeroboam I, noted for exterminating the house of Ahab at the instruction of Yahweh. He was the son of Jehoshaphat, and grandson of Nimshi.William F. Albright has dated his reign to 842–815 BC, while E. R. Thiele offers the dates 841–814 BC. The principal source for the events of his reign comes from 2 Kings 9-10.

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