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So he died according to the word of Yahweh that Elijah had spoken. Jehoram began to reign in his place in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, because he had no son. Bible

“Jehoram began to reign in his place in the second year of Jehoram.” This can be a confusing time in reading Kings and Chronicles because the kings of Israel and Judah were both called “Jehoram” and the shorter version “Joram.” Ahaziah had no son, so when he died, his brother Jehoram took over the throne (2 Kings 3:1).


Commentary for: 2 Kings 1:17