Jehoram, son of Jehoshaphat

He ignored the righteous example of his father, and married the wicked Athaliah who was the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel. This infected Judah with the same disease Israel suffered from, the "baalism of the house of Ahab." The Edomites who had been subjects under his father's rule (2Ki 3:8-26; 2Ch 21:8-9), now revolted. Because of Jehoram's idolatry, the Levitical city of Libnah also rebelled (Jos 21:13; 2Ch 21:10; 2Ch 24:10-14), pending the future overthrow of Athaliah.

He built new high places in the mountains of Judah, and even murdered the righteous members of his fathers house. Elijah sent him a written prophecy describing soon coming judgement from the Lord. A great plague fell upon his house and Jehoram was smitten with intestinal disease. The Philistines and Arabians who were former tributaries under his father, now attacked Jerusalem. They carried off both his treasure and all but one of his sons. After two years of suffering, he died without regard of the people.