The short reign of King Amon in Judah (642-640 BCE) (2 Kings 21:19-21:22)

“King Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign. He reigned two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Meshullemeth daughter of Haruz of Jotbah. He did what was evil in the sight of Yahweh, as his father King Manasseh had done. He walked in all the ways in which his father walked. He served the idols that his father served, and worshiped them. He abandoned Yahweh, the God of his ancestors. He did not walk in the way of Yahweh.”

King Amon was young, 22 years old, when he began to rule Judah. However, he only lasted 2 years. This is the only mention of his mother Meshullemeth, so that she did not play a major role. He, like his father King Manasseh, served and worshipped idols. He abandoned Yahweh and did not walk in the way of Yahweh.


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