New king of Judah: Jotham Father’s name: King Uzziah His age at the beginning of his reign: 25 years old Length of reign: 16 years, in Jerusalem Mother’s name: Jerusha (daughter of Zadok) Reigning in Israel at that time: King Pekah (son of Remaliah), who had been the king there for 2 years
In the second year of Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, Jotham son of Uzziah became king in Judah. He was twenty-five years old when he became king and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok. He acted well in God’s eyes, following in the steps of his father Uzziah. But he didn’t interfere with the traffic to the neighborhood sex-and-religion shrines; they continued, as popular as ever. The construction of the High Gate to The Temple of God was his work.
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