Jehoahaz was the eleventh king of divided Israel. He was the son and successor of Jehu and promptly set about undoing the little good his father Jehu had tried to do. He did turn to God in desperation at least once and Israel got a bit of reprieve.
His seventeen year reign was marked by a series of embarassing military defeats at the hands of neighboring Aram. At length they were driven out of the land by his son Jehoash.