2 Kings 18:1-8 NKJV

1 Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea the son of Elah, king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign.
2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abi a the daughter of Zechariah.

References for 2 Kings 18:2

    • { 18:2 - Called Abijah in 2 Chronicles 29:1ff
      3 And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father David had done.
      4 He removed the high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the wooden image b and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it Nehushtan. c

      References for 2 Kings 18:4

        • | 18:4 - Hebrew Asherah, a Canaanite goddess
        • } 18:4 - Literally Bronze Thing
          5 He trusted in the Lord God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor who were before him.
          6 For he held fast to the Lord; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the Lord had commanded Moses.
          7 The Lord was with him; he prospered wherever he went. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.
          8 He subdued the Philistines, as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city.