king of the Ammonites at the time of the Babylonian captivity (Jer. 40:14). He hired Ishmael to slay Gedaliah who had been appointed governor over the cities of Judah.
But discontented survivors of the royal family under Ishmael intrigued with baalis, king of Ammon.
He acted in union with baalis, the king of Ammon, with whom he had intended to take refuge.