Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king. He was king for two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz. She was from Jotbah.
In God's opinion he lived an evil life, just like his father Manasseh.
He followed in the footsteps of his father, serving and worshiping the same foul gods his father had served.
He totally deserted the God of his ancestors; he did not live God's way.
Amon's servants revolted and assassinated him, killing the king right in his own palace.
But the people, in their turn, killed the conspirators against King Amon and then crowned Josiah, Amon's son, as king.
The rest of the life and times of Amon is written in The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah.
They buried Amon in his burial plot in the Garden of Uzza. His son Josiah became the next king.
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