And Amon was twenty two years old when he began to reign,
&c.] Being born in the forty fifth of his father's life, and in the thirty third of his reign:
and he reigned two years in Jerusalem;
which, as Abarbinel observes, was the usual time the sons of wicked kings reigned, and instances in the son of Jeroboam, Baasha, and Ahab, ( 1 Kings 15:25 ) ( 16:8 ) ( 22:51 ) . An Arabic writer F11 says, he reigned twelve years, but according to the Jews only two:
and his mother's name was Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz of
there was a place called Jotbath, which was one of the stations of the children of Israel in the wilderness, ( Numbers 33:33 ) ( Deuteronomy 10:7 ) but it can scarcely be thought to be the same place.
F11 Abulpharag. Hist. Dynast. Dyn. 3. p. 67.