Metaphysical meaning of Ahaziah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Ahaziah (mbd)
Ahaziah, a-ha-zi'-ah (Heb.)--Jehovah hath grasped; Jah holds, possesses; whom Jehovah sustains; Jehovah sustains.

a King of Israel and son of Ahab and Jezebel (I Kings 22:40). b A king of Judah, son of Joram and Athaliah. (Athaliah was a daughter of Ahab and Jezebel. See II Kings 8:24 - 9:28.)

Meta. Although both these kings were idolatrous, and were directed in their reigns by the selfishness of the sense man, yet they represent the continuity of the inner spiritual will of man (whom Jehovah sustains, Jah holds, possesses), which selfishness cannot kill out.
In the case of Ahaziah, king of Judah, this idea is carried out quite clearly by the saving (hiding) of his son Joash, or Jehoash, from being destroyed by Athaliah. Later this son was given the throne, and he proved to be a good king. (See II Kings 11:1-17.)

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