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King Joram of Israel in 2 Kings

King Joram of Israel

A son of Ahab, this guy is yet another wicked ruler of Israel. He teams up with Jehoshaphat to defeat the rebellious Moabites—and they win. But Elisha has no respect for him, and later commissions Jehu to take him down. Jehu joyfully agrees, pursuing Joram and shooting him in the back and through the heart with an arrow as Joram attempts to run away yelling "Treason!" But it's no use, since God wants treason—in this case.

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