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In the twelfth ° ° year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

8:25 twelfth year of Joram. Ahaziah is said in this verse to have become king of Judah in the twelfth year of Joram, king of Israel. Yet II Kings 9:29 says it was in the eleventh year. Both are correct—the first using the post-accession year as the starting point, the latter using the actual accession year—both systems being used in the ancient world.

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