Joash was the son of Ahaziah. He too was not mentioned in the genealogy written by Matthew. He was only seven when he became King of Judah. His mother Zibiah was from Beersheba. He walked in the ways of the lord but the priests of Judah were faithless. The temple priests told Joash that the […]

Who was Ahaziah Not mentioned in the genealogy, Ahaziah the son of Joram, was so evil that God chose to omit him from Matthew’s genealogy. He walked with the house of Ahab and did evil in the sights of the Lord. His mother Athaliah would introduce Ahaziah into forms of worship that would offend God. […]

Jehoram, or Joram, was the son of King Jehoshaphat. He killed all his brothers with a sword and some of the rulers of Israel. He was thirty-two when he became king, he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, just as Ahab did. He did evil in […]

Jehoshaphat is the son of King Asa. He was twenty-five years old when he began his rule in Jerusalem. He started his reign strengthening himself against Israel, placing soldiers in all the cities of Judah, fortifying them, and set up garrisons in land the Judah. Seeing that he was following in the ways of David, […]

Asa was the son of Adijah. Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. He expelled the male shrine prostitutes and got rid of all the false gods. He even disposed of his grandmother, Maakah the queen mother, because of her worship of Asherah. He would destroy the Kidron Valley and burn […]

Rehoboam was the son of King Solomon. Rehoboam reign would be marked by the challenges he put forth to the people. They came to him asking for him to lighten the load. He even sought some of his father’s advisors and they too suggested that he lighten there load. Not wanted to he went for […]

Solomon whose father was none other than King David. He would be born in Jerusalem with several brothers and sisters. He was entrusted to Nathan to raise him in the ways of a priest. Often Nathan would refer to Solomon as friend of God. Nathan may have also looked over Solomon because of David’s great […]

Who was Pharez He is the son of Judah, a elder twin brother, his younger brother being Zarah. He was said to be baring a scarlet thread in his hand at birth. His name means to breach or burst forth. Pharez is a half canaanite. Sometime during his life he had two son one of […]

Jesse was the son of Obed. We know that he kept sheep. He had at least eight sons, seven of which were rejected by God to serve as King. Though David who he left behind would attract the attention of God. Jesse would be surprised when Samuel, a prophet, would have God choose him as […]

Boaz was a wealthy man of the Elimelech family. He is known as the kinsmen, which implies some amount of strength and ironically his name literally means strength. Known as a mighty man of valor. His estate included a large amount of fields, in which he would allow Ruth to eat from. He was considered […]