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Shomer, father of Jehozabad

 

(keeper).

The father (mother ?) of Jehozabad who slew King Joash. (2 Kings 12:21) In the parallel passage in (2 Chronicles 24:26) the name is converted into the feminine form Shimrith, who is further described as a Moabitess. (B.C. 839.)

 

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