Jotham son of Uzziah began to rule over Judah in the second year of King Pekah's reign in Israel.
He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. His mother was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.
Jotham did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight, just as his father Uzziah had done.
But he did not destroy the pagan shrines, where the people offered sacrifices and burned incense. He was the one who rebuilt the upper gate of the Temple of the LORD.
The rest of the events in Jotham's reign and all his deeds are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah.
In those days the LORD began to send King Rezin of Aram and King Pekah of Israel to attack Judah.
When Jotham died, he was buried with his ancestors in the City of David. Then his son Ahaz became the next king.