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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]