The end of the reign of King Asa (2 Chr 16:11-16:14)

“The acts of King Asa, from first to last, are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel. In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet. His disease became severe. Yet even in his disease he did not seek Yahweh, but sought help from physicians. King Asa slept with his ancestors, dying in the forty-first year of his reign. They buried him in the tomb which he had hewn out for himself in the city of David. They laid him on a bier which had been filled with various kinds of spices prepared by the perfumer’s art. They made a very great fire in his honor.”

Once again, we are back at 1 Kings, chapter 15, after the last unique paragraph about the prophet Hanani. Here is the first mention in this book of the lost “Book of the Chronicles or Annals of the kings of Judah.” This lost book served as the source background for the Chronicler biblical writer for the first time. The first assumption to think that it is the biblical Book of Kings, but that book of Kings also cited this work. In his old age, King Asa, like Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son in 2 Samuel, chapter 9, had a foot problem. However, here it says that he did not rely on Yahweh but on physicians that was not in 1 Kings. Unlike the other kings of Judah who also were buried in Jerusalem, there was huge fire in his honor. After all he had ruled for 41 years, quite a long time.

The death of King Jehoiakim (2 Kings 24:5-24:6)

“Now the rest of the deeds of King Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah? So King Jehoiakim slept with his ancestors. Then his son King Jehoiachin succeeded him.”

Like many of the other kings of Judah, we can read about him in the lost “Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah.” He died and his son King Jehoiachin took over as king, who practically has the same name. There is no indication of where he is buried.

 

The death of King Amon (2 Kings 21:23-21:26)

“The servants of King Amon conspired against him. They killed the king in his house. However, the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against King Amon. The people of the land made his son Josiah king in place of him. Now the rest of the acts of Amon that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah? He was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza. Then his son King Josiah succeeded him.”

Once again, there is no explanation of why this uprising and conspiracy took place. There is not a hint that Yahweh was responsible one way or another. It just happened. However, this was not popular so that the king’s servants or consultants were also killed by the people of the land. They took his young son Josiah and made him king since King Amon was only 24 years old when he died. However, he still has a place in the lost “Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah.” King Amon was buried with his father, King Manasseh, in their Uzza palace garden. Long live the new King Josiah.

The death of King Manasseh (2 Kings 21:17-21:18)

“Now the rest of the acts of King Manasseh, all that he did, and the sin that he committed, are they not written in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah? King Manasseh slept with his ancestors. He was buried in the garden of his house, in the garden of Uzza. His son King Amon succeeded him.”

For more information about the wicked King Manasseh, check with the lost “Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah.” King Manasseh died and was buried in his own garden, but not with his ancestors. His son King Amon took over for him. Let’s see what happens to him. Interesting enough, there was no individual retribution for Manasseh, despite all his evil ways. Other kings suffered either themselves or their families for less serious sins. Despite his anger with King Manasseh, Yahweh left him along personally. Rather Yahweh seemed more displeased with the people of Judah and Jerusalem rather than Manasseh himself.

The death of King Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:20-20:21)

“The rest of the deeds of King Hezekiah, and all his power, and how he made the pool and the conduit and brought water into the city, are they not written in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah? King Hezekiah slept with his ancestors. His son Manasseh succeeded him.”

As per usual, if you want to know more, look up the lost “Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah.” King Hezekiah brought water to Jerusalem with a pool and canal. He then died. There is no mention of his burial. His son King Manasseh took over after his death.