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. He did everything his father, Uzziah, had done.
But he did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there. He rebuilt the upper gate of the Temple of the LORD .
The rest of the events in Jotham’s reign and everything he did are recorded in
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. And his son Ahaz became the next king.