And the people of the land slew all them that had conspired
against King Amon
On occasion of his death, there seems to have been an insurrection of the people in a body, to avenge the death of their king, who might be beloved on account of his idolatry, so depraved was the nation; or it may be only to avenge his death because he was their king, whose life these men ought not to have taken away: and the rather this may be thought to be the reason by what follows,
and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead;
who had been prophesied of by name above three hundred years before, see ( 1 Kings 13:2 ) .