Meshullemeth

Meshullemeth

Scripture Reference2 Kings 21:19

Name Meaning—Those who repay or retribution

This is the name given to the daughter of Harez of Jotbah—the earliest instance of adding the birthplace of a queen-mother. Meshullemeth became the wife of Manasseh, son of Hezekiah, and mother of Amon, who succeeded his father Manasseh as king of Judah. After her name we read that her son, “did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord.” How much, we wonder, did his mother’s influence contribute to his departure from the Lord and his disobedience to His commands?