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2nd Chronicles Chapter 27

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Jotham succeeds Uzziah


27:1 JOTHAM was twenty five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok.
27:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, according to all that his father Uzziah did: However he entered not into the temple of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
. And the people did yet corruptly.
27:3 He built the high gate of the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
27:4 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

Jotham conquers Ammon


27:5 He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year one hundred talentsThe Biblical weight of a talent is equal to approximately 34 kilograms or 74.96lbs of silver, and ten thousand measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon pay unto him, both the second year, and the third.
27:6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
his God.
27:7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
27:8 He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.

Jotham’s death


27:9 And Jotham lay with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
: and Ahazאָחָז
ʼĀḥāz, “has held”; Greek: Ἄχαζ, Ἀχάζ Akhaz; Latin: Achaz) an abbreviation of Jehoahaz II (of Judah), “Yahweh has held” (Hebrew: יְהוֹאָחָז‎, Modern: Yəhō’aḥaz Reign 732–716 BC
his son reigned in his place.

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