Who was Shealtiel Shealtiel was the son of King Jeconiah. He would at some point adopt his sons, Pedaiah, child, Zerubbabel. However we are not given any reason or events leading up to this. One can speculate that Pedaiah died early in Zerubbabel’s life and thus Jeconiah would have adopted him. Who was Zerubbabel Zerubbabel […]

Jeconiah was the son of King Josiah. Unfortunately he would end up being nothing like his father. Instead he would fall back to the old ways. He was imprisoned by Pharaoh Neco and later made King by him. He taxed people and basically was a puppet. He even changed his name to Jehoiakim because that […]

Josiah was the son of King Amon. He was only eight years old when he became king. He would reign for thirty one years. Unlike his absolutely monstrous fathers he would rule justly. He would purge the high places and the Asherim and the carved images and molten images. Josiah would tare down the alters […]

Amon was the son of King Mannaseh. He did evil in the sight of the Lord just like his father. He sacrificed to all the carved images his father had made and served them. Moreover he did not humble himself as Manasseh so it multiplied his guilt. He was so evil that his servants killed […]

Manassah was the son of King Hezekiah. Unlike his father he did evil in the sight of the Lord. He rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah destroyed. He also raised up Baals and made Asherim and worshipped all the hosts of heaven and served them. He built alters to them in the house of the […]

Hezekiah was the son of King Ahaz. He began his rule by opening the doors to the house of the Lord. He also repaired them. He reestablished the proper worship of God, gathering both the priests and Levites. Not only that but he restored temple worship. Hezekiah he reinstated the Passover and even invited all […]

Ahaz the son of King Uzziah. He did not do what is right in the sight of the Lord. Instead he walked in the ways of the king of Israel. He sacrificed his son through fire in accordance to the abominations of the nations of whom the Lord had driven out. He would sacrifice and […]

Jotham was son of King Uzziah. He too would do what is right in the sight of the Lord. Unlike his father, though he would not enter the temple. The people on the other hand continued to act corruptly. He built the upper gate of the house of the lord, and he built up the […]

Uzziah the son of Amaziah was sixteen years of age when he was crowned King of Judah. He restored much of Judah after the years of destruction brought be his forefathers. He did what was right in the sight of the Lord and continued to seek God. He fought the Philistines and Arabians who lived […]

Amaziah was the son of King Joash, and one again not included in the genealogy. He reigned twenty five years in Jerusalem. He did what was right in the sight of the Lord but not like David. The high places where not taken away and people burned incense and sacrificed. He killed his fathers assailants […]