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|Kings of Israel|
Zechariah (spelled Zachariah in the KJV and Zacharias in the DRB; Hebrew: זכריה, meaning "remembered by the Lord"; Latin: Zacharias) was a king of the northern Israelite Kingdom of Israel, and son of Jeroboam II.
Zechariah became king of Israel in Samaria in the thirty-eighth year of Azariah, king of Judah. ( ) William F. Albright has dated his reign to 746 BC – 745 BC, while E. R. Thiele offers the dates 753 BC – 752 BC.
The account of his reign is briefly told in 2 Kings ( ). Zachariah ruled Israel for only six months before Shallum murdered him and took the throne. This ended the dynasty of Jehu after four generations of his descendants, fulfilling the prophecy in .
Zechariah of Israel
|King of Israel|
753 – 752 BC
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