The death of King Jotham (2 Chr 27:7-27:9)

“Now the rest of the acts of King Jotham, all his wars, and his ways, are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign. He reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. King Jotham slept with his ancestors. They buried him in the city of David. His son Ahaz succeeded him.”

This is once again, almost word for word from 2 Kings, chapter 15. For more details, see the lost “Book of the Annals of the Kings of Israel and Judah.” This is the first time that this biblical chronicler explicitly used this name. It almost sounds like the Book of Kings 2, but that book used exactly the same expression. Once again there is a repetition of the age and reign of King Jotham that was just mentioned a couple of paragraphs earlier. He states that King Jotham died without mentioning how he died. He was buried in Jerusalem with his ancestors without any specific mention of where or how. His son King Ahaz took over after him.



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