Ahaz did not follow in the ways of his father and he chose to do what was evil in God’s sight. Ahaz followed in the ways of the kings of Israel and made idols for worshipping Baal. He sacrificed his
Jotham became king when his father, Uzziah, was struck with leprosy. Jotham did what was right in the sight of the Lord as his father had done, but it is noted that he did not enter the temple, which is
While it is recorded in the genealogy of Christ in Matthew 1 that Jehoram is the father of Uzziah, there are actually three kings between these two characters, none of them mentioned in Matthew 1.
Jehoram was given the kingdom by his father Jehoshaphat because he was the first born son. When Jehoshaphat died Jehoram killed all of his brothers and some of the officials of Israel. Jehoram followed
Jehoshaphat was the son of Asa and the fourth king in the kingdom of Judah.
Jehoshaphat did four noteworthy things; he strengthened himself against Israel, he sought God and followed His commands with
Asa, son of Abijah, became the next king. He was passionate about keeping the worship of the one true God and about destroying the idols. He even demoted his grandmother from her position as queen mother
Abijah was Rehoboam’s son and heir to the throne. Abijah wanted to reunite the two kingdoms and made a plea to king Jeroboam and his troops;
“People of Israel, do not fight against the Lord, the
Rehoboam lived during a unique time for the Israelites; he was the last king to rule all of Israel and the first to rule just the tribe of Judah when the nation divided.
When Solomon was king he noticed
One of David’s desires had been to build a temple for God, but because he had killed many people and fought many wars God said that David could not do that. Rather, David’s son Solomon would be the
David is a character we know well; he went from being a shepherd boy to being king. He was the slayer of a giant. Best friends with Jonathan, King Saul’s son. He was the author of many of the Psalms