1. Rehoboam.

 

Hebrew Word:  Rĕchab`am.

Hebrew Meaning: A people has enlarged.

 

Fathers Name.   

Solomon.

1 KINGS 11:43

“And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city

of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.”

 

Mothers Name.

Naamah.

1 KINGS 14:21

“And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam

was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he

reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord did

choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And

his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.”

 

Reigning Age.

Forty one years old.

1 KINGS 14:21

“And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam

was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he

reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord did

choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And

his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Rehoboam; Built Cities.

2 CHRONICLES 11:5-12

“And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence

in Judah.

6 He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

7 And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam,

8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,

9 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,

10 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and

in Benjamin fenced cities.

11 And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them,

and store of victual, and of oil and wine.

12 And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made

them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.”

 

2.  Rehoboam desired; many wives.

2 CHRONICLES 11:23

“And he desired many wives.”

 

3. Rehoboam had eighteen wives; and sixty concubines.

2 CHRONICLES 11:18-21

“And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the

son of David to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of

Jesse;

19 Which bare him children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham.

20 And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom;

which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.

21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above

all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and

threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and

threescore daughters.)”

 

4. Rehoboam; did evil.

2 CHRONICLES 12:14

“And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the 

Lord.”

 

Term Length.

Seventeen years.

1 KINGS 14:21

“And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam

was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he

reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord did

choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And

his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.”

 

Death.

2 CHRONICLES 12:16

“And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city

of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.”

 

2. Abijah | Abijam.

 

Hebrew Word: Abiyam.

Hebrew Meaning: My Father is the sea.

 

Father’s Name.

Rehoboam.

1 KINGS 14:31

“And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his

fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name was Naamah

an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Maachah.

1 KINGS 15:2

“His mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.”

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal his age.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Heart; not perfect.

1 KINGS 15:3

“He walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before

him: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as the

heart of David his father.”

 

2. Continual war; with Jeroboam, King of Israel.

1 KINGS 15:6

“There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of

his life.”

 

3. Abijaj had fourteen wives, twenty two sons and sixteen

daughters.

2 CHRONICLES 13:21

“But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and

begat  twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.”

 

Term Length.

Three years.

2 CHRONICLES 13:1-2

“Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to

reign over Judah.

2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

1 KINGS 15:8

“Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of

David.”

 

3. Asa.

  

Hebrew Word: Aca.

Hebrew Meaning: Healer, Injurious.

 

Father’s Name.

Abijam.

1 KINGS 15:8

“And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the

city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Maachah.

2 CHRONICLES 15:16

“Maachah the mother of Asa the king.”

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal his age.

 

Prophet.

Azariah; the son of Oded.

2 CHRONICLES 15:1-15

“And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:

2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me,

Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The Lord is with you, while ye

be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if

ye forsake him, he will forsake you.

3 Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God,

and without a teaching priest, and without law.

4 But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of

Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.

5 And in those times there was no peace to him that went out,

nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the

inhabitants of the countries.

6 And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God

did vex them with all adversity.

Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for

your work shall be rewarded.

8 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded

the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols

out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities

which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar

of the Lord, that was before the porch of the Lord.

9 And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers

with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for

they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that

the Lord his God was with him.

10 So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the

third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.

11 And they offered unto the Lord the same time, of the spoil

which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven

thousand sheep.

12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their

fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

13 That whosoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel should

be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

14 And they sware unto the Lord with a loud voice, and with

shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.

15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all

their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was

found of them: and the Lord gave them rest round about.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Asa was strengthend; by Azariah the son of Oded.

2 CHRONICLES 15:1-15

(Scripture noted above.)

 

2. Asa dethrones; his idolatrous mother.

2 CHRONICLES 15:16

“And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he

removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol

in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and

burnt it at the brook Kidron.”

 

3. Asa furnished; the house of God.

2 CHRONICLES 15:18

“He brought into the house of God the things that his father had

dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold,

and vessels.”

 

4. Asa relies; on King of Syria, over God; in time of war.

2 CHRONICLES 16:1-6

“In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king of

Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent

that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the

house of the Lord and of the king's house, and sent to Benhadad

king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,

3 There is a league between me and thee, as there was between

my father and thy father: behold, I have sent thee silver and

gold; go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he

may depart from me.

4 And Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains

of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon,

and Dan, and Abelmaim, and all the store cities of Naphtali.

5 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that he left off

building of Ramah, and let his work cease.

6 Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the

stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha was

building; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.”

 

5. God rebukes Asa; via Hanani the seer for his lack of faith.

God then judges; Asa with wars from that time forward.

Asa places Hanani the seer; into a prison house.

2 CHRONICLES 16:7-10

“And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah,

and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria,

 and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the

king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.

Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very

many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because thou didst rely on the

 Lord, he delivered them into thine hand.

9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole

earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart

is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore

from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison

house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And

Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.”

 

6. Asa receives; a disease in his feet.

1 KINGS 15:23

“Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his

feet.”

 

Warning.

One should never harm a servant of the Lord, as Asa harmed

Hanani the seer.

1 CHRONICLES 16:22

“Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.”

GENESIS 12:3

“I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth

thee.”

DEUTERONOMY 32:39

“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I

kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any

that can deliver out of my hand.”

 

7. Asa; built cities.

1 KINGS 15:23

“The cities which he built.”

 

8. Asa is recorded as one who did right, in the eyes of the Lord.

1 KINGS 15:11

“Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord.”

 

Term Length.

Forty one years.

1 KINGS 15:10

“Forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

1 KINGS 15:24

“Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the

city of David his father.”

 

4. Jehoshaphat.

Hebrew Word: Yĕhowshaphat.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah has judged.

 

Father’s Name.

Asa.

1 KINGS 15:24

“And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers

in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat his son reigned

in his stead.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Azubah.

1 KINGS 22:42

"His mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.”

 

Reigning Age.

Thirty five years old.

1 KINGS 22:42

“Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old when he began to

reign.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Jehoshaphat strengthened himself against Israel, by setting

armies in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim.

2 CHRONICLES 17:1-2

“And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened

himself against Israel.

2 And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set

garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which

Asa his father had taken.”

 

2. God blessed Jehoshaphat; because he sought and obeyed him.

2 CHRONICLES 17:3-5

“And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the

first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;

4 But sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in his

commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

5 Therefore the Lord stablished the kingdom in his hand; and

all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches

and honour in abundance.”

 

3. Jehoshaphat removed sin; from the land.

2 CHRONICLES 17:6

“And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord: moreover he

took away the high places and groves out of Judah.”

 

4. Jehoshaphat sent teachers; of the Book of the Law of the Lord,

throughout all of the cities of Judah.

2 CHRONICLES 17:7-9

“Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, even to

Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and

to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.

8 And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah,

and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan,

and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with

them Elishama and Jehoram, priests.

9 And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the 

Lord with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah,

and taught the people.”

 

5. God blessed Jehoshaphat, for his righteous activities.

A.) God eliminated war; against Jehoshaphat.

2 CHRONICLES 17:10

“And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands

that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against

Jehoshaphat.”

 

B.) God blessed Jehoshaphat; financially.

2 CHRONICLES 17:11

“Also some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and

tribute silver; and the Arabians brought him flocks, seven

thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and

seven hundred he goats.”

 

C.) Jehoshaphat grew and flourished, by the hand of God.

2 CHRONICLES 17:12-13

“And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah

castles, and cities of store.

13 And he had much business in the cities of Judah.”

 

D.) God grew; Jehoshaphat’s team.

2 CHRONICLES 17:13-19

“And the men of war, mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem.

14 And these are the numbers of them according to the house of

their fathers: Of Judah, the captains of thousands; Adnah the

chief, and with him mighty men of valour three hundred thousand.

15 And next to him was Jehohanan the captain, and with him two

hundred and fourscore thousand.

16 And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly

offered himself unto the Lord; and with him two hundred thousand

mighty men of valour.

17 And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valour, and with him

armed men with bow and shield two hundred thousand.

18 And next him was Jehozabad, and with him an hundred and

fourscore thousand ready prepared for the war.

19 These waited on the king, beside those whom the king put in

the fenced cities throughout all Judah."

 

6. Jehoshaphat makes a mistake; by joining with King Ahab of

Israel.

2 CHRONICLES 18:1

Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and

joined affinity with Ahab.”

 

7. God desires the death; of King Ahab.

2 CHRONICLES 18:18-22

“Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the Lord; I saw the Lord

sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his

right hand and on his left.

19 And the Lord said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that

he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one spake saying

after this manner, and another saying after that manner.

20 Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and

said, I will entice him. And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith?

21 And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth

of all his prophets. And the Lord said, Thou shalt entice him, and

thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so.

22 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the

mouth of these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil

against thee.”

 

8. King Ahab; dies.

2 CHRONICLES 18:33-34

“And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king

of Israel between the joints of the harness: therefore he said to

his chariot man, Turn thine hand, that thou mayest carry me out

of the host; for I am wounded.

34 And the battle increased that day: howbeit the king of Israel

stayed himself up in his chariot against the Syrians until the even:

and about the time of the sun going down he died.”

 

9. God saved Jehoshaphat’s life; while in a battle with King Ahab,

against Ramoth-gilead.

2 CHRONICLES 18:31

“And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw

Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore

they compassed about him to fight: but Jehoshaphat cried out,

and the Lord helped him; and God moved them to depart from

him.”

 

10. The union of Jehoshaphat and King Ahab; displeased the Lord.

 2 CHRONICLES 19:2-3

“And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and

said to King Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and

love them that hate the Lord? Therefore is wrath upon thee from

before the Lord.

3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou

hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared

thine heart to seek God.”

 

11. Jehoshaphat brings the people; back to God.

2 CHRONICLES 19:4

“And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again

through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and

brought them back unto the Lord God of their fathers.”

 

12. Jehoshaphat sets the way; of the Lord up, throughout

Jerusalem.

2 CHRONICLES 19:5-11

“And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of

Judah, city by city,

6 And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not

for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the judgment.

7 Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed

and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor

respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.

8 Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and

of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the

judgment of the Lord, and for controversies, when they returned

to Jerusalem.

9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the 

Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

10 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that

dwell in your cities, between blood and blood, between law and

commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them

that they trespass not against the Lord, and so wrath come upon

you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.

11 And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters

of the Lord; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the

house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites shall

be officers before you. Deal courageously, and the Lord shall be

with the good.”

 

13. War is formed; against Jehoshaphat.

2 CHRONICLES 20:1-2

“It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and

the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the

Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.

Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There

cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on

this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which

is Engedi.” 

 

14. Jehoshaphat seeks the Lord; for guidance.

2 CHRONICLES 20:3-13

"And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and

proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

4 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the 

Lord: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.

5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and

Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court,

6 And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in

heaven? And rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the

heathen? And in thine hand is there not power and might, so that

none is able to withstand thee?

7 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this

land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of

Abraham thy friend forever?

8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein

for thy name, saying,

9 If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or

pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy

presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our

affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.

10 And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount

Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came

out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed

them not;

11 Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of

thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.

12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? For we have no might

against this great company that cometh against us; neither know

we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

13 And all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their

wives, and their children.”

 

15. God answers Jehoshaphat, and gives him comfort and

direction.

2 CHRONICLES 20:14-19

“Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the

son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph,

came the Spirit of the Lord in the midst of the congregation;

15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of

Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto

you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude;

for the battle is not yours, but God's.

16 Tomorrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by

the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook,

before the wilderness of Jeruel.

17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand

ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and

Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against

them: for the Lord will be with you.

18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground:

and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the 

Lord, worshipping the Lord.

19 And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the

children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel

with a loud voice on high.”

 

16. Jehoshaphat’s enemies defeated; by the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 20:20-24

“And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the

wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood

and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem;

Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe

his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed

singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of

holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise

the Lord; for his mercy endureth forever.

22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set

ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount

Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the

inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay

and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the

inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.

24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the

wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they

were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.”

 

17. Jehoshaphat and the people are blessed; by the Lord, and

rejoice in his goodness.

2 CHRONICLES 20:25-30

And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the

spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches

with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped

off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they

were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.

26 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the

valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the Lord: therefore the

name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto

this day.

27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and

Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem

with joy; for the Lord had made them to rejoice over their enemies.

28 And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and

trumpets unto the house of the Lord.

29 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those

countries, when they had heard that the Lord fought against the

enemies of Israel.

30 So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him

rest round about.”

 

18. Jehoshaphat makes a mistake; by joining with Ahaziah king

of Israel.

2 CHRONICLES 20:35-36

“And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with

Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:

36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to

Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongaber.”

 

19. God punishes Jehoshaphat; for aligning himself with Ahaziah,

king of Israel.

2 CHRONICLES 20:37

Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against

Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah,

the Lord hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that

they were not able to go to Tarshish.”

 

20. The Bible records Jehoshaphat; as doing right, in the eyes of

the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 20:32

“And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not

from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the Lord.”

 

Term Length.

Twenty five years.

1 KINGS 22:42

“He reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

1 KINGS 22:50

“Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his

fathers in the city of David his father.”

 

5. Jehoram.

  

Hebrew Word: Yĕhowram.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah is exalted.

 

Father’s Name.

Jehoshaphat.

1 KINGS 22:50

“And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his

fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoram his son

reigned in his stead.”

 

Mother’s Name.

The Bible does not reveal Jehorams mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

Thirty two years old.

2 CHRONICLES 21:20

“Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign.”

 

Prophet.

Elijah.

2 CHRONICLES 21:12-15

“And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying,

Thus saith the Lord God of David thy father, Because thou hast

not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways

of Asa king of Judah,

13 But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast

made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring,

like to the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain

thy brethren of thy father's house, which were better than thyself:

14 Behold, with a great plague will the Lord smite thy people,

and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:

15 And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels,

until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Jehoram was the youngest son; of Jehoshaphat.

2 CHRONICLES 21:2-3

“And he had brethren the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and

Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah:

all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.

And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and

of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the kingdom

gave he to Jehoram; because he was the firstborn.”

 

2. Jehoram kills; his brothers.

2 CHRONICLES 21:4

“Now when Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father,

he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the

sword, and divers also of the princes of Israel.”

 

3. Jehoram walked in the ways; of the Kings of Israel.

2 CHRONICLES 21:6

“He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the

house of Ahab.”

 

4. Jehoram married; King Ahab’s daughter.

2 CHRONICLES 21:6

“For he had the daughter of Ahab to wife.”

 

5. Jehoram was a worker of iniquity, in the eyes of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 21:6

“And he wrought that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord.”

 

6. Jehoram’s sins.

2 CHRONICLES 21:11

“He made high places in the mountains of Judah and caused the

inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and compelled

Judah thereto.”

 

7. God punishes Jehoram, for his iniquity.

2 CHRONICLES 21:14-19

“Behold, with a great plague will the Lord smite thy people, and

thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:

15 And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels,

until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.

16 Moreover the Lord stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the

Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians:

17 And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried

away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and

his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left

him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.

18 And after all this the Lord smote him in his bowels with an

incurable disease.

19 And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of

two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so he

died of sore diseases. And his people made no burning for him,

like the burning of his fathers.”

 

Term Length.

Eight Years.

2 CHRONICLES 21:20

“He reigned in Jerusalem eight years."

 

Death.

2 CHRONICLES 21:20

“Departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried him in the

city of David, but not in the sepulchers of the kings.”

 

6. Ahaziah.

Hebrew Word: Achazyah.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah holds and possesses.

 

Father’s Name.

Jehoram.

2 KINGS 8:25

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.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Athaliah.

2 CHRONICLES 22:2

“His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.”

 

Reigning Age.

Fourty two years old.

2 CHRONICLES 22:2

“Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Did evil; in the sight of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 22:3

“He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab.”

 

2. Ahaziah’s mother; was his wicked counselor.

2 CHRONICLES 22:3

“For his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.”

 

3. The house of Ahab; were Ahaziah’s counsellors, to his

destruction.

2 CHRONICLES 22:4

“Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the Lord like the house of

Ahab: for they were his counsellors after the death of his father

to his destruction.”

 

4. Ahaziah destroyed; by God.

2 CHRONICLES 22:7

“And the destruction of Ahaziah was of God.”

 

Term Length.

One year.

2 KINGS 8:26

“He reigned one year in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

2 CHRONICLES 22:8-9

“And it came to pass, that, when Jehu was executing judgment

upon the house of Ahab, and found the princes of Judah, and the

sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that ministered to Ahaziah, he

slew them.

9 And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in

Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him,

they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat,

who sought the Lord with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had

no power to keep still the kingdom.”

 

7. Athaliah.

 

Hebrew Word: Athalyah.

Hebrew Meaning: Afflicted of the Lord.

 

Father’s Name.

Ahab, King of Israel – (King Omri’s Granddaughter).

2 KINGS 8:26

“And his mother's name was Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king

of Israel.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Jezebel, the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians.

1 KINGS 16:30-31

“And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord above

all that were before him.

31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to

walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to

wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and

went and served Baal, and worshipped him.”

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible reveals no age for Athaliah.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Athaliah’s family; broke down the house of the Lord, and

raised in its place Baalim.

2 CHRONICLES 24:7

“For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the

house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of

the Lord did they bestow upon Baalim.”

 

2. Athaliah kills all of her family, after the death of her son, King

Ahaziah.

2 KINGS 11:1

“And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was

dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.”

 

3. Joash, the son of King Ahaziah; was hid from Athaliah, for a

period of six years.

2 KINGS 11:2-3

“Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took

Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's

sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse,

in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.

3 And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And

Athaliah did reign over the land.”

 

4. God anoints Jehoash; King Ahaziah’s son, to be King of Judah.

2 KINGS 11:4-12

And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over

hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to

him into the house of the Lord, and made a covenant with them,

and took an oath of them in the house of the Lord, and shewed

them the king's son.

5 And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall

do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath shall even be

keepers of the watch of the king's house;

6 And a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; and a third part at

the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the

house, that it be not broken down.

7 And two parts of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even they

shall keep the watch of the house of the Lord about the king.

8 And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with his

weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within the ranges, let

him be slain: and be ye with the king as he goeth out and as he

cometh in.

9 And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things

that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man

his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that

should go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.

10 And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give King

David's spears and shields, that were in the temple of the Lord.

11 And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand,

round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the

left corner of the temple, along by the altar and the temple.

12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon

him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and

anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save

the king.”

 

5. The death; of Athaliah.

2 KINGS 11:13-16

“And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the

people, she came to the people into the temple of the Lord.

14 And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as

the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king,

and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets:

and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.

15 But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the

hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her

forth without the ranges: and him that followeth her kill with the

sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house

of the Lord.

16 And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the

which the horses came into the king's house: and there was she

slain.”

 

Term Length.

Six years.

2 KINGS 11:3

“And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And

Athaliah did reign over the land.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 11:20

“And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in quiet:

and they slew Athaliah with the sword beside the king's house.”

 

8. Jehoash | Joash.

 

Hebrew Word: Yĕhow'ash or Yow'ash.

Hebrew Meaning: Given by the Lord.

 

Father’s Name.

Ahaziah.

2 KINGS 11:2

“But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah,

took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the

king's sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his

nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.”

 

Mother’s Name.

2 KINGS 12:1

“And his mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.”

 

Reigning Age.

Seven years old.

2 KINGS 11:21

“Seven years old was Jehoash when he began to reign.”

 

Prophet.

Zechariah.

2 CHRONICLES 24:20

“And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada

the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them,

Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the 

Lord, that ye cannot prosper? Because ye have forsaken the Lord,

he hath also forsaken you.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Upon Jehoash’s appointment as King; the land is cleared of

filth, and reset in righteousness.

2 KINGS 11:17-20

“And Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord and the king

and the people, that they should be the Lord's people; between

the king also and the people.

18 And all the people of the land went into the house of Baal, and

brake it down; his altars and his images brake they in pieces

thoroughly, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.

And the priest appointed officers over the house of the Lord.

19 And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and

the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought down

the king from the house of the Lord, and came by the way of the

gate of the guard to the king's house. And he sat on the throne

of the kings.

20 And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in

quiet.”

 

2. Joash did right; while the priest Jehoiada. was alive.

2 CHRONICLES 24:2

“And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all

the days of Jehoiada the priest.”

 

3. Jehoiada the priest made the mistake; of giving Joash two

wives; thus breaking the laws of God.

2 CHRONICLES 24:3

“And Jehoiada took for him two wives.” 

 

4. Joash repaired; the house of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 24:4

“Joash was minded to repair the house of the Lord.”

 

5. Joash forsakes God; and serves idols.

2 CHRONICLES 24:17-18

“Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and

made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.

18 And they left the house of the Lord God of their fathers, and

served groves and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and

Jerusalem for this their trespass.”

 

6. God send prophets to Joash, but he would not listen.

2 CHRONICLES 24:19

“Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the Lord;

and they testified against them: but they would not give ear.”

 

7. God sends Zechariah; to Joash.

2 CHRONICLES 24:20

“And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada

the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them,

Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the 

Lord, that ye cannot prosper? Because ye have forsaken the Lord,

he hath also forsaken you.”

 

8. Joash kills Zecariah; the prophet.

2 CHRONICLES 24:21-22

“And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at

the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the 

Lord.

22 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which

Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when

he died, he said, The Lord look upon it, and require it.”

 

9. Joash receives punishment; from God.

2 CHRONICLES 24:23-24

“And it came to pass at the end of the year, that the host of Syria

came up against him: and they came to Judah and Jerusalem,

and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people,

and sent all the spoil of them unto the king of Damascus.

24 For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men,

and the Lord delivered a very great host into their hand, because

they had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers. So they executed

judgment against Joash.”

 

10. Joash; murdered.

2 CHRONICLES 24:25

“And when they were departed from him, (for they left him in

great diseases,) his own servants conspired against him for the

blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed,

and he died: and they buried him in the city of David, but they

buried him not in the sepulchers of the kings.”

 

Term Length.

Forty years.

2 KINGS 12:1

“Forty years reigned he in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

2 CHRONICLES 24:25

“They buried him in the city of David, but they buried him not in

the sepulchers of the kings.”

 

9. Amaziah. 

 

Hebrew Word: Amatsyah.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah is mighty.

 

Father’s Name.

Joash

2 KINGS 14:1

“In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel

reigned Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Jeoaddan.

2 KINGS 14:2

“And his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.”

 

Reigning Age

Twenty five years old.

2 KINGS 14:2

“He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Amaziah did not have a perfect heart; before the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 25:2

“He did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with

a perfect heart.”

 

2. Amaziah kills the servants; that killed his father Joash.

2 CHRONICLES 25:3-4

“Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him,

that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.

But he slew not their children, but did as it is written in the law

in the book of Moses, where the Lord commanded, saying, The

fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die

for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin.”

 

3. Amaziah builds; an army.

2 CHRONICLES 25:5-6

“Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them captains over

thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses

of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin: and he

numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found

them three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war,

that could handle spear and shield.

6 He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out

of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.”

 

4. Amaziah listens; to a man of God, and has victory.

2 CHRONICLES 25:7-11

“But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the

army of Israel go with thee; for the Lord is not with Israel, to wit,

with all the children of Ephraim.

8 But if thou wilt go, do it; be strong for the battle: God shall

make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help,

and to cast down.

9 And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for

the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And

the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more

than this.

10 Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army that was come

to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger

was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in

great anger.

11 And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people,

and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir

ten thousand.”

 

5. Amaziah erects; false gods.

2 CHRONICLES 25:14

"Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the

slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the

children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down

himself before them, and burned incense unto them.”

 

6. The Lord is angry with Amaziah; and sends to him a prophet.

2 CHRONICLES 25:15

“Wherefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against Amaziah,

and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast

thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver

their own people out of thine hand?”

 

7. Amaziah mocks the prophet, and God determines to destroy

Amaziah.

2 CHRONICLES 25:16

“And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said

unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? Forbear; why

shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said,

I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou

hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.”

 

8. God plunders Amaziah; via Joash the King of Israel.

2 CHRONICLES 25:23-24

“And Joash the king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son

of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh, and brought him

to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate

of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

24 And he took all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels that

were found in the house of God with Obededom, and the treasures

of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.”

 

9. Amaziah; murdered.

2 CHRONICLES 25:27-28

“Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away from following

the Lord they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and

he fled to Lachish: but they sent to Lachish after him, and slew

him there.

28 And they brought him upon horses, and buried him with his

fathers in the city of Judah.”

 

Term Length.

Twenty nine years.

2 KINGS 14:2

“Reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 14:20

“He was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.”

 

10. Uzziah | Azariah. 

 

Hebrew Word: Uzziyah.

Hebrew Meaning: My strength is Jehovah.

 

Father’s Name.

Amaziah.

2 CHRONICLES 26:1

“Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years

old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Jecoliah.

2 CHRONICLES 26:3

“His mother's name also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.”

 

Reigning Age.

Sixteen years old.

2 CHRONICLES 26:1

“Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years

old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.”

 

Prophet.

1. Isaiah.

ISAIAH 1:1

“The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning

Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and

Hezekiah, kings of Judah.”

 

2. Hosea.

HOSEA 1:1

“The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in

the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah,

and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.”

 

3. Amos.

AMOS 1:1

“The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa,

which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of

Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of

Israel, two years before the earthquake.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Uzziah did right; in the sight of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 26:4

“He did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to

all that his father Amaziah did.”

 

2. Uzziah sought God; in the days of Zechariah.

2 CHRONICLES 26:5

“And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had

understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought

the Lord, God made him to prosper.”

 

3. Uzziah; excels.

2 CHRONICLES 26:9-15

“Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate,

and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and

fortified them.

10 Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for

he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains:

husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in

Carmel: for he loved husbandry.

11 Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that went out to

war by bands, according to the number of their account by the

hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand

of Hananiah, one of the king's captains.

12 The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty

men of valour were two thousand and six hundred.

13 And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand

and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty

power, to help the king against the enemy.

14 And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields,

and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings

to cast stones.

15 And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men,

to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and

great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was

marvellously helped, till he was strong.”

 

4. Uzziah fills with pride and rebellion; to his loss.

Uzziah becomes a leper; to his death.

2 CHRONICLES 26:16-21

“But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his

destruction: for he transgressed against the Lord his God, and

went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense upon the altar

of incense.

17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him

fourscore priests of the Lord, that were valiant men:

18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It

appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the Lord,

but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn

incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed;

neither shall it be for thine honour from the Lord God.

19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn

incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy

even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the 

Lord, from beside the incense altar.

20 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon

him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust

him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because

the Lord had smitten him.

21 And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and

dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the

house of the Lord.”

 

Term Length.

Fifty two years.

2 CHRONICLES 26:3

“He reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

2 CHRONICLES 26:23

“So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his

fathers in the field of the burial which belonged to the kings;

for they said, He is a leper.”

 

11. Jotham.

 

Hebrew Word: Yowtham.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah is perfect.

 

Father’s Name.

Uzziah.

2 CHRONICLES 27:2

“And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord,

according to all that his father Uzziah did.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Jerushah.

2 CHRONICLES 27:1

“His mother's name also was Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok.”

 

Reigning Age.

Twenty five years old.

2 CHRONICLES 27:1

“Jotham was twenty and five years old when he began to reign.”

 

Prophet.

1. Isaiah.

ISAIAH 1:1

“The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning

Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and

Hezekiah, kings of Judah.”

 

2. Hosea.

HOSEA 1:1

“The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in

the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah,

and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.”

 

3. Micah.

MICAH 1:1

“The word of the Lord that came to Micah the Morasthite in the

days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he

saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Jotham did what was right; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 27:2

“He did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to

all that his father Uzziah did."

 

2. Jotham; was a builder.

2 CHRONICLES 27:3-4

“He built the high gate of the house of the Lord, and on the wall

of Ophel he built much.

4 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the

forests he built castles and towers.”

 

3. Jotham was victorious; in battle.

2 CHRONICLES 27:5

He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, and prevailed

against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same

year an hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand measures of

wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of

Ammon pay unto him, both the second year, and the third.”

 

4. Jotham was successful; because he sought the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 27:6

“So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before

the Lord his God.”

 

Term Length.

Sixteen years.

2 CHRONICLES 27:1

“He reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

2 CHRONICLES 27:9

“And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the

city of David.”

 

12. Ahaz. 

 

Hebrew Word: Achaz.

Hebrew Meaning: He has grasped.

 

Father’s Name.

Jotham.

2 KINGS 15:38

“And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his

fathers in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son reigned

in his stead.”

 

Mother’s Name.

The Bible does not reveal Ahaz’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

Twenty years old.

2 CHRONICLES 28:1

“Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign.”

 

Prophet.

1. Isaiah.

ISAIAH 1:1

“The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning

Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and

Hezekiah, kings of Judah.”

 

2. Hosea.

HOSEA 1:1

“The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in

the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah,

and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.”

 

3. Micah.

MICAH 1:1

“The word of the Lord that came to Micah the Morasthite in the

days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he

saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Ahaz did not which was right, in the eyes of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 28:1

“He did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord, like

David his father.”

 

2. Ahaz walked in the ways; of the Kings of Israel, and made false

gods.

2 CHRONICLES 28:2

“For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also

molten images for Baalim.”

 

3. Ahaz burnt his children; in the fire, and sacrificed to false gods.

2 CHRONICLES 28:3-4

“Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom,

and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the

heathen whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.

4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on

the hills, and under every green tree.”

 

4. God punishes Ahaz; for his sin.

2 CHRONICLES 28:5-8

“Wherefore the Lord his God delivered him into the hand of the

king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great

multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And

he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who

smote him with a great slaughter.

6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and

twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men; because

they had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers.

7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king's

son, and Azrikam the governor of the house, and Elkanah that was

next to the king.

8 And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren

two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also

away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.”

 

5. God brings Judah low; because of Ahaz.

2 CHRONICLES 28:19

“For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel;

for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the Lord.”

 

6. Ahaz seeks false gods for help; builds false god worship areas,

while destroying the house of God; thus adding more sin; to his

life.

2 CHRONICLES 28:22-25

“And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against

the Lord: this is that king Ahaz.

23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him:

and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them,

therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they

were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.

24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God,

and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up

the doors of the house of the Lord, and he made him altars in

every corner of Jerusalem.

25 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn

incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the Lord God of

his fathers.”

 

Term Length.

Sixteen years.

2 CHRONICLES 28:1

“He reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

2 CHRONICLES 28:27

“And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city,

even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchers

of the kings of Israel.”

 

13. Hezekiah.

 

Hebrew Word: Chizqiyah.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah is my strength.

 

Father’s Name.

Ahaz.

2 KINGS 18:1

“Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king

of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to

reign.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Abi.        

2 KINGS 18:2

“His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.”

 

Reigning Age.

25 years old.

2 KINGS 18:2

“Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign.”

 

Prophet.

1. Isaiah.

ISAIAH 1:1

“The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning

Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and

Hezekiah, kings of Judah.”

 

2. Hosea.

HOSEA 1:1

“The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in

the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah,

and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.”

 

3. Micah.

MICAH 1:1

“The word of the Lord that came to Micah the Morasthite in the

days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he

saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Hezekiah did that which was right, in the eyes of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 29:2

“He did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to

all that David his father had done.”

 

2. Hezekiah repaired; the house of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 29:3

“He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the

doors of the house of the Lord, and repaired them.”

 

3. Hezekiah commands the Priests; to sanctify themselves,

and the house of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 29:4-17

“And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered

them together into the east street,

5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now

yourselves, and sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers,

and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.

6 For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil

in the eyes of the Lord our God, and have forsaken him, and have

turned away their faces from the habitation of the Lord, and

turned their backs.

7 Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the

lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings

in the holy place unto the God of Israel.

8 Wherefore the wrath of the Lord was upon Judah and Jerusalem,

and he hath delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to

hissing, as ye see with your eyes.

9 For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and

our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.

10 Now it is in mine heart to make a covenant with the Lord God

of Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn away from us.

11 My sons, be not now negligent: for the Lord hath chosen you

to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister

unto him, and burn incense.

12 Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel

the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites: and of the sons

of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehalelel:

and of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the

son of Joah:

13 And of the sons of Elizaphan; Shimri, and Jeiel: and of the

sons of Asaph; Zechariah, and Mattaniah:

14 And of the sons of Heman; Jehiel, and Shimei: and of the sons

of Jeduthun; Shemaiah, and Uzziel.

15 And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves,

and came, according to the commandment of the king, by the

words of the Lord, to cleanse the house of the Lord.

16 And the priests went into the inner part of the house of the 

Lord, to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they

found in the temple of the Lord into the court of the house of the 

Lord. And the Levites took it, to carry it out abroad into the brook

Kidron.

17 Now they began on the first day of the first month to sanctify,

and on the eighth day of the month came they to the porch of the 

Lord: so they sanctified the house of the Lord in eight days; and in

the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.”

 

4. Hezekiah goes to the restored house of the Lord, to offer

sacrifices.

2 CHRONICLES 29:20-24

“Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered the rulers of the

city, and went up to the house of the Lord.

21 And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven

lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom,

and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded the

priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the Lord.

22 So they killed the bullocks, and the priests received the blood,

and sprinkled it on the altar: likewise, when they had killed the

rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the altar: they killed also the

lambs, and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar.

23 And they brought forth the he goats for the sin offering before

the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon

them:

24 And the priests killed them, and they made reconciliation with

their blood upon the altar, to make an atonement for all Israel: for

the king commanded that the burnt offering and the sin offering

should be made for all Israel.”

 

5. Hezekiah sets the house of the Lord; in order.

2 CHRONICLES 29:25-30

“And he set the Levites in the house of the Lord with cymbals,

with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment

of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet: for

so was the commandment of the Lord by his prophets.

26 And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the

priests with the trumpets.

27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the

altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord 

began also with the trumpets, and with the instruments ordained

by David king of Israel.

28 And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang,

and the trumpeters sounded: and all this continued until the

burnt offering was finished.

29 And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all

that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped.

30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the

Levites to sing praise unto the Lord with the words of David, and

of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they

bowed their heads and worshipped.”

 

6. Hezekiah reinstates; the Passover.

2 CHRONICLES 30:1-5

“And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters

also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the

house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the 

Lord God of Israel.

2 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the

congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second

month.

3 For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had

not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the people

gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.

4 And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.

5 So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout

all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to

keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel at Jerusalem: for

they had not done it of a long time in such sort as it was written.”

 

7. Hezekiah writes a letter; throughout all Israel and Judah.

2 CHRONICLES 30:6-9

“So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes

throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the

commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn

again unto the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he

will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the

hand of the kings of Assyria.

7 And be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which

trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, who therefore

gave them up to desolation, as ye see.

8 Now be ye not stiff necked, as your fathers were, but yield

yourselves unto the Lord, and enter into his sanctuary, which he

hath sanctified forever: and serve the Lord your God, that the

fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.

9 For if ye turn again unto the Lord, your brethren and your

children shall find compassion before them that lead them

captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the Lord 

your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face

from you, if ye return unto him.”

 

8. God gives the people one heart, to do the commandment of

the King.

2 CHRONICLES 30:12-16

“Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do

the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of

the Lord.

13 And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the

feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great

congregation.

14 And they arose and took away the altars that were in

Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took they away, and cast

them into the brook Kidron.

15 Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the

second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed,

and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into

the house of the Lord.

16 And they stood in their place after their manner, according to

the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood,

which they received of the hand of the Levites.”

 

9. Hezekiah prays for the people; and God heals them.

2 CHRONICLES 30:17-20

“For there were many in the congregation that were not

sanctified: therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of

the passovers for every one that was not clean, to sanctify them

unto the Lord.

18 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and

Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves,

yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But

Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good Lord pardon every one

19 That prepareth his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his

fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification

of the sanctuary.

20 And the Lord hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.”

 

10. There was great joy in Jerusalem, like the days of Solomon.

2 CHRONICLES 30:21-27

“And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept

the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness:

and the Levites and the priests praised the Lord day by day,

singing with loud instruments unto the Lord.

22 And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto all the Levites that

taught the good knowledge of the Lord: and they did eat

throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings, and

making confession to the Lord God of their fathers.

23 And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven

days: and they kept other seven days with gladness.

24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the congregation a

thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes

gave to the congregation a thousand bullocks and ten thousand

sheep: and a great number of priests sanctified themselves.

25 And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the

Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the

strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt in

Judah, rejoiced.

26 So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of

Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in

Jerusalem. 

27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and

their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy

dwelling place, even unto heaven.”

 

11. Hezekiah removes sin; from Judah.

2 CHRONICLES 31:1

“Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went

out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut

down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars

out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh,

until they had utterly destroyed them all.”

2 KINGS 18:4

“He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut

down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that

Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did

burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.”

 

12.  Hezekiah reinstates the tithe and offering; to the servants of

the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 31:4-6

“Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to

give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be

encouraged in the law of the Lord.

5 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of

Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil,

and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all

things brought they in abundantly.

And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in

the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and

sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto

 the Lord their God, and laid them by heaps.”

 

12. Hezekiah served God; with all of his heart.

2 CHRONICLES 31:20-21

“And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that

which was good and right and truth before the Lord his God.

21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house

of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his

God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.”

 

13. Hezekiah’s words to the people of Judah; when the King of

Assyria, threatened them.

2 CHRONICLES 31:7-8

“Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the

king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for

there be more with us than with him:

8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to

help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested

themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.”

 

14. Hezekiah and Isaiah the Prophet; pray to God about; the

King of Assyria’s ungodly threats.

2 CHRONICLES 31:20

“And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the

son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.”

 

15. Heaven’s response; to Hezekiah and Isaiah’s prayers.

2 CHRONICLES 31:21-23

“And the Lord sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of

valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of

Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And

when he was come into the house of his god, they that came

forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of

Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and

from the hand of all other, and guided them on every side.

23 And many brought gifts unto the Lord to Jerusalem, and

presents to Hezekiah king of Judah: so that he was magnified

in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.”

 

16. Hezekiah’s heart was then lifted with pride, and God

disciplined him for that; with sickness.

2 CHRONICLES 31:24-25

“In those days Hezekiah was sick to the death, and prayed unto

the Lord: and he spake unto him, and he gave him a sign.

25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done

unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath

upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.”

 

17. Hezekiah repents and humbles himself; before the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 31:26

“Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his

heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath

of the Lord came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.”

 

18. Hezekiah was extremely wealthy, via the hand of

Almighty God.

2 CHRONICLES 31:27-29

“And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he

made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious

stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of

pleasant jewels;

28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil;

and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks.

29 Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks and

herds in abundance: for God had given him substance very much.”

 

19. God tried; Hezekiah.

2 CHRONICLES 31:31

“Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of

Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was

done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know

all that was in his heart.”

 

20. Hezekiah was a great King, and God was with him.

2 KINGS 18:5-7

“He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; so that after him was none

like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before

him.

6 For he clave to the Lord, and departed not from following him,

but kept his commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses.

7 And the Lord was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he

went forth.”

 

21. Hezekiah‘s staff; copied the words of Solomon.

PROVERBS 25:1

“These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah

king of Judah copied out.

 

Term Length.

Twenty nine years.

2 KINGS 18:2

“He reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

2 CHRONICLES 31:33

“And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the

chiefest of the sepulchers of the sons of David: and all Judah and

the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death.”

 

14. Manasseh.

 

Hebrew Word: Mĕnashsheh.

Hebrew Meaning: Causing to forget. 

 

Father’s Name.

Hezekiah.

2 CHRONICLES 32:33

“And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the

chiefest of the sepulchers of the sons of David: and all Judah and

the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And

Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Hephzibah.

2 KINGS 21:1

“And his mother's name was Hephzibah.”

 

Reigning Age.

Twelve years old.

2 CHRONICLES 33:1

“Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign.”

 

Prophet.

Seers.

2 CHRONICLES 33:18

“The words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the 

Lord God of Israel.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Manasseh did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 33:2

“But did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, like unto the

abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord had cast out before

the children of Israel.”

 

2. Manasseh built; sin.

2 CHRONICLES 33:3

“For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had

broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made

groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.”

2 CHRONICLES 33:5

“And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of

the house of the Lord.”

 

3. Manasseh committed; abominations.

2 CHRONICLES 33:6-7

“And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley

of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used

enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar

spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the 

Lord, to provoke him to anger.

7 And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the

house of God.”

 

4. Manasseh causes; Judah to error.

2 CHRONICLES 33:9

“So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to

err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom the Lord had

destroyed before the children of Israel.”

 

5. The Lord tries to speak to Manasseh, to turn him from his evil

ways.

2 CHRONICLES 33:10

“And the Lord spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they

would not hearken.”

 

6. The Lord punishes Manasseh for his rebellion, and

unwillingness to listen, to him.

2 CHRONICLES 33:11

“Wherefore the Lord brought upon them the captains of the host

of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns,

and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.”

 

7. Manasseh seeks God; while in his punishment.

2 CHRONICLES 33:12

“And when he was in affliction, he besought the Lord his God, and

humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.”

 

8. God hears Manasseh’s prayers; and restores his life. Manasseh

now knows; that the Lord is God.

2 CHRONICLES 33:13

“And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard

his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his

kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord he was God.”

 

9. Manasseh’s new life; of righteousness.

2 CHRONICLES 33:14-16

“Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the

west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the

fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very

great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of

Judah.

15 And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of the

house of the Lord, and all the altars that he had built in the

mount of the house of the Lord, and in Jerusalem, and cast them

out of the city.

16 And he repaired the altar of the Lord, and sacrificed thereon

peace offerings and thank offerings, and commanded Judah to

serve the Lord God of Israel.”

 

Term Length.

Fifty five years.

2 CHRONICLES 33:1

“He reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 21:18

“And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the

garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza.”

 

15. Amon.

 

Hebrew Word: Amown.

Hebrew Meaning: Master workmen.

 

Father’s Name.

Manasseh.

2 CHRONICLES 33:20

“So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his

own house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Meshullemeth.

2 KINGS 21:19

“And his mother's name was Meshullemeth, the daughter of

Haruz of Jotbah.”

 

Reigning Age.

Twenty two years old.

2 KINGS 21:19

“Amon was twenty and two years old when he began to reign.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Amon did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 21: 20-21

“And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his

father Manasseh did.

21 And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and

served the idols that his father served, and worshipped them.”

 

2. Amon forsook; the Lord.

2 KINGS 21: 22

“And he forsook the Lord God of his fathers, and walked not in the

way of the Lord.”

 

3. Amon’s servants; murdered him.

2 KINGS 21: 23

“And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew the

king in his own house.”

 

Term Length.

Two years.

2 KINGS 21:19

“He reigned two years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 21:26

“And he was buried in his sepulcher in the garden of Uzza.”

 

16. Josiah.

 

Hebrew Word: Yo'shiyah.

Hebrew Meaning: Whom Jehovah heals.

 

Father’s Name.

Amon.

2 KINGS 21:25-26

“Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did, are they not

written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

26 And he was buried in his sepulcher in the garden of Uzza:

and Josiah his son reigned in his stead.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Jedidah.

2 KINGS 22:1

“And his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of

Boscath.”

 

Reigning Age.

Eight years old.

2 KINGS 22:1

“Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign.”

 

Prophet.

1. Jeremiah.

JEREMIAH 25:3

“From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of

Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year,

the word of the Lord hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto

you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened.” 

 

2. Zephaniah.

ZEPHANIAH 1:1

“The word of the Lord which came unto Zephaniah the son of

Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah,

in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.” 

 

Term Happenings.

1. He did what was right; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 34:2

“And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and

walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither

to the right hand, nor to the left.”

 

2. Josiah begins to seek God, in the eighth year of his reign.

2 CHRONICLES 34:3

“For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he

began to seek after the God of David his father.”

 

3. Josiah purges Judah and Jerusalem of evil, in the twelfth year

of his reign.

2 CHRONICLES 34:3-7

“And in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem

from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and

the molten images.

4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and

the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the

groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake

in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves

of them that had sacrificed unto them.

5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and

cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and

Simeon, even unto Naphtali, with their mattocks round about.

And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and

had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the

idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.”

 

4. Josiah repairs the house of the Lord, in the eighteenth year of

his reign.

2 CHRONICLES 34:8

“Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged

the land, and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah,

and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of

Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the Lord his God.”

 

5. Money is delivered into the hands of the workmen, for the

repair of the house of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 34:17

“And they have gathered together the money that was found in

the house of the Lord, and have delivered it into the hand of the

overseers, and to the hand of the workmen.”

 

6. Josiah finds a book, containing the Word of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 34:18-19

“Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest

hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of

the law, that he rent his clothes.”

 

7. Josiah sends people to investigate and understand the Word

of the Lord; as found in the book.

2 CHRONICLES 34:20-21

And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of

Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe,

and Asaiah a servant of the king's, saying,

21 Go, enquire of the Lord for me, and for them that are left in

Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is

found: for great is the wrath of the Lord that is poured out upon

us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord, to do

after all that is written in this book.”

 

8. The response given to the investigators, by Huldah the

prophetess; for Jerusalem.

2 CHRONICLES 34:22-25

“And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to

Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath,

the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in

Jerusalem in the college:) and they spake to her to that effect.

23 And she answered them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel,

Tell ye the man that sent you to me,

24 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place,

and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are

written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah:

25 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto

other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works

of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this

place, and shall not be quenched.”

 

9. The response given to the investigators, by Huldah the

prophetess; for Josiah.

2 CHRONICLES 34:26-28

“And as for the king of Judah, who sent you to enquire of the 

Lord, so shall ye say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel

concerning the words which thou hast heard;

27 Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble

thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this

place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself

before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I

have even heard thee also, saith the Lord.

28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be

gathered to thy grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes see all

the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the

inhabitants of the same. So they brought the king word again.”

 

10. Josiah makes a covenant with the Lord, for himself and his

nation.

2 CHRONICLES 34:29-32

“Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah

and Jerusalem.

30 And the king went up into the house of the Lord, and all the

men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests,

and the Levites, and all the people, great and small: and he read

in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was

found in the house of the Lord.

31 And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before

the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments,

and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with

all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are

written in this book.

32 And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and

Benjamin to stand to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did

according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.”

 

11. Josiah purges evil out of all the countries; that pertained to

the children of Israel.

2 CHRONICLES 34:33

“And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the

countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all

that were present in Israel to serve, even to serve the Lord their

God."

 

12. Josiah in the eighteenth year of his reign, reestablished and

kept the Passover.

2 CHRONICLES 35:17-19

“And the children of Israel that were present kept the passover

at that time, and the feast of unleavened bread seven days.

18 And there was no passover like to that kept in Israel from the

days of Samuel the prophet; neither did all the kings of Israel

keep such a passover as Josiah kept, and the priests, and the

Levites, and all Judah and Israel that were present, and the

inhabitants of Jerusalem.

19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah was this passover

kept.”

 

13. The people continued to serve the Lord, all the days of Josiah.

2 CHRONICLES 34:33

“And all his days they departed not from following the Lord, the

God of their fathers.”

 

14. Josiah decides to get into a war, not his own with Necho,

King of Egypt.

2 CHRONICLES 35:20

“After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Necho

king of Egypt came up to fight against Charchemish by

Euphrates: and Josiah went out against him.”

 

15. God warns Josiah; through the mouth of King Necho, of Egypt.

2 CHRONICLES 35:20

“But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, What have I to do with

thee, thou king of Judah? I come not against thee this day, but

against the house wherewith I have war: for God commanded me

to make haste: forbear thee from meddling with God, who is with

me, that he destroy thee not.”

 

16. Josiah does not heed the warning of God, and dies in battle.

2 CHRONICLES 35:22-25

“Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but

disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened

not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came

to fight in the valley of Megiddo.

23 And the archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to his

servants, Have me away; for I am sore wounded.

24 His servants therefore took him out of that chariot, and put

him in the second chariot that he had; and they brought him to

Jerusalem, and he died, and was buried in one of the sepulchers

of his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.

25 And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men

and the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to

this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold,

they are written in the lamentations.”

 

Term Length.

Thirty one years.

2 KINGS 22:1

“He reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

2 CHRONICLES 35:24

“Was buried in one of the sepulchers of his fathers.”

 

17. Jehoahaz.

  

Hebrew Word: Yĕhow'achaz.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah has seized. 

 

Father’s Name.

Josiah.

2 KINGS 23:30

“And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo,

and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own

sepulcher. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of

Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's

stead.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Hamutal

2 KINGS 23:31

“And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

 

Reigning Age.

Twenty three years old.

2 KINGS 23:31

“Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to

reign.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. He did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 23:32

“He did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to

all that his fathers had done.”

 

2. God punishes; Jehoahaz.

2 CHRONICLES 36:3

“And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and

condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver and a talent

of gold.”

 

3. The King of Egypt carries Jehoahaz; away to Egypt.

2 CHRONICLES 36:4

“And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.”

 

4. The King of Egypt places Jehoahaz’s brother; as King.

2 CHRONICLES 36:4

“And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah

and Jerusalem, and turned his name to Jehoiakim.”

 

Term Length.

Three months.

2 KINGS 23:31

“He reigned three months in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

Captive in Egypt.

2 CHRONICLES 36:4

“And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.”

 

18.  Jehoiakim.

Hebrew Word: Yĕhowyaqiym.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah raises up.

 

Father’s Name.

Josiah.

2 KINGS 23:34

“And Pharaohnechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room

of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Zebudah.

2 KINGS 23:36

“His mother's name was Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.”

 

Reigning Age.

Twenty five years old.

2 KINGS 23:36

“Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign.”

 

Prophet.

Jeremiah.

JEREMIAH 1:1-3

“The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in

Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

2 To whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of

Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.

3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah,

unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of

Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.”

 

Term Happenings.

1.  Jehoiakim did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 23:37

“He did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that

his fathers had done.”

 

2.  God sends Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon; to capture and to seize

Jehoiakim; to make Jehoiakim his servant.

2 KINGS 24:1

“In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim

became his servant three years.”

 

3.  Jehoiakim rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar; King of Babylon.

2 KINGS 24:1

“Then he turned and rebelled against him.”

 

4. God sends armies to destroy Jehoiakim; and Judah.

2 KINGS 24:2-4

“And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the

Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon,

and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the 

Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

3 Surely at the commandment of the Lord came this upon Judah, to

remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all

that he did;

4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem

with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.”

 

Term Length.

Eleven years.

2 KINGS 23:36

“He reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 24:6

“So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers.”

 

19. Jehoiachin.

  

Hebrew Word: Yĕhowyakiyn.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah establishes.

 

Father’s Name.

Jehoiakim .

2 KINGS 24:6

“So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son

reigned in his stead.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Nehushta.

2 KINGS 24:8

“And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan

of Jerusalem.”

 

Reigning Age.

Eighteen years old.

2 KINGS 24:8

“Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign.”

 

Prophet.

Jeremiah.

JEREMIAH 1:1-3

“The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that

were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

2 To whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the

son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.

3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of

Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of

Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem

captive in the fifth month.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Jehoiachin did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 24:9

“He did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to

all that his father had done.”

 

2. Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon; captures Jerusalem.

2 KINGS 24:10-11

“At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon

came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.

11And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city,

and his servants did besiege it.”

 

3. Jehoiachin, his family, servants and officers surrender; to

Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon.

2 KINGS 24:12

“And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of

Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes,

and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth

year of his reign."

 

4. Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon carries away Jehoiachin to

Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his

officers, and the mighty of the land.

2 KINGS 24:15

“And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's

mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty

of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to

Babylon.”

 

5. Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon; carries away all Jerusalem to

Babylon.

2 KINGS 24:13-14

“And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the 

Lord, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all

the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the

temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said.

14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all

the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the

craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of

the people of the land.”

2 KINGS 24:16

“And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen

and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even

them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.”

 

6. Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon shows mercy; to Jehoiachin,

via God.

JEREMIAH 52:31-34

“And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the

captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the

five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of

Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of

Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison.

32 And spake kindly unto him, and set his throne above the

throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon,

33 And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat

bread before him all the days of his life.

34 And for his diet, there was a continual diet given him of the

king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death,

all the days of his life.”

 

Term Length.

Three months; and ten days.

2 CHRONICLES 36:9

“He reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

Captive in Babylon.

2 KINGS 24:14

“And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all

the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all

the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort

of the people of the land.”

 

20. Zedekiah. 

 

Hebrew Word: Tsidqiyah.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah is righteous.

 

Father’s Name.

Hananiah.

JEREMIAH 36:10-12

“Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house

of the Lord, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the

scribe, in the higher court, at the entry of the new gate of the 

Lord's house, in the ears of all the people.

11 When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had

heard out of the book all the words of the Lord,

12 Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's

chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, even Elishama the

scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son

of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the

son of Hananiah, and all the princes.”

 

Mother’s Name.

Hamutal.

2 KINGS 24:18

“And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah

of Libnah.”

 

Reigning Age.

Twenty one years old.

2 KINGS 24:18

“Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to

reign.”

 

Prophet.

Jeremiah.

JEREMIAH 1:1-3

“The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were

in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

2 To whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the

son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.

3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of

Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of

Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive

in the fifth month.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Zedekiah did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 36:12

“He did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord his God.”

 

2. Zedekiah did not humble himself, when warned by God;

through Jeremiah.

2 CHRONICLES 36:12

“Humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from

the mouth of the Lord.

 

3. Zedekiah rebels against King Nebuchadnezzar, and refuses to

turn to God.

2 CHRONICLES 36:13

 “He also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made

him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his

heart from turning unto the Lord God of IsraeL."

 

4. Zedekiah’s sin causes sin, in all of Jerusalem.

2 CHRONICLES 36:14

“Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people,

transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen;

and polluted the house of the Lord which he had hallowed in

Jerusalem.”

 

5. God sends warnings to Zedekiah, because of his compassion.

2 CHRONICLES 36:15

“And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his

messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had

compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place.”

 

6. Jeremiah the Prophet is placed in prison by Zedekiah; for

speaking the Word of the Lord to him.

JEREMIAH 38:21

“Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit

Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give

him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the

bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the

court of the prison.”

 

7. The messengers of God were mocked. The anger of the Lord

rises.

2 CHRONICLES 36:16

“But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his

words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord

arose against his people, till there was no remedy.”

 

8. Total destruction is the result, of ignoring the compassion and

warnings of the Lord.

2 CHRONICLES 36:17-21

“Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who

slew their young men with the sword in the house of their

sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden,

old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his

hand.

18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and

the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the

king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon.

19 And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of

Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and

destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof.

20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to

Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the

reign of the kingdom of Persia:

21 To fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until

the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay

desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfill threescore and ten years.”

 

9. Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon; slew the sons of Zedekiah,

before his eyes.

JEREMIAH 52:10

“And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his

eyes.”

 

10. Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon; slew all the Princes of Judah.

JEREMIAH 52:10

“He slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.”

 

11. Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon; puts out the eyes of

Zedekiah.

JEREMIAH 52:11

“Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah.”

 

12. Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon; bound Zedekiah in chains,

and carries him away to Babylon; to live in prison

JEREMIAH 52:11

“And the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him

to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.”

 

13. The Lord tried to secure the safety; and beauty of Judah, but

to no avail.

2 KINGS 17:13-21

“Yet the Lord testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the

prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways,

and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all

the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you

by my servants the prophets.

14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their

necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the 

Lord their God.

15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made

with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against

them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after

the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the 

Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them.

16 And they left all the commandments of the Lord their God, and

made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove,

and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.

17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through

the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold

themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to

anger.

18 Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed

them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah

only.

19 Also Judah kept not the commandments of the Lord their God,

but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

20 And the Lord rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them,

and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast

them out of his sight.

21 For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made

Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from

following the Lord, and made them sin a great sin.”

 

Term Length.

Eleven years.

2 KINGS 36:11

“Reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.”

 

Death.

JEREMIAH 52:11

“Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon

bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in

prison till the day of his death.”

 

 

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