25:1–28 The account of Amaziah’s reign (796–767 b.c.) should be compared with 2 Kin. 14. Note that the war against Edom is recorded only in Chronicles (vv. 5–16). The writer of Chronicles shows how foreign alliances, response to prophetic instruction, and idolatry affect Israel’s military security. The account describes fidelity and infidelity, much as in the accounts of Joash and Uzziah (22:10–24:27 note).