ZECHARIAH , king of Israel, son of Jeroboam ii. Zechariah succeeded to the throne after his father's death in 743 b.c.e. He was assassinated six months later by *Shallum of Jabesh, who seized the throne for about one month (ii Kings 15:8–13). It is not possible to determine the reason for his assassination, but presumably it was prompted by external political circumstances.
Bright, Hist, 253.
[Yehoshua M. Grintz]
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