בֶּן־עֶשְׂרִים וְחָמֵשׁ שָׁנָה יוֹתָם בְּמָלְכוֹ וְשֵׁשׁ־עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה מָלַךְ בִּירוּשָׁלִָם וְשֵׁם אִמּוֹ יְרוּשָׁה בַּת־צָדוֹק׃ 27:1
2Chr. 27:1 Jotham was twenty-five years of age on his becoming king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother was Jerushah daughter of Zadok.
This verse is an echo of 2Kin. 15:33. There the name of Jotham’s mother is Jerusha.
וַיַּעַשׂ הַיָּשָׁר בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂה עֻזִּיָּהוּ אָבִיו רַק לֹא־בָא אֶל־הֵיכַל יְהוָה וְעוֹד הָעָם 27:2
2Chr. 27:2 And he did the right thing in the eyes of the Lord like everything that Uzziah, his father, had done except he did not go in to the Temple of the Lord, and the people were yet corrupt.
The information in this verse and the next is contained in 2Kin. 15:34 and 15:35.
הוּא בָּנָה אֶת־שַׁעַר בֵּית־יְהוָה הָעֶלְיוֹן וּבְחוֹמַת הָעֹפֶל בָּנָה לָרֹב׃ 27:3
2Chr. 27:3 He rebuilt the upper gate of the house of the Lord and built abundantly on the wall of Ophar.
This verse and the next three, to v.27:6, are found no where else.
וְעָרִים בָּנָה בְּהַר־יְהוּדָה וּבֶחֳרָשִׁים בָּנָה בִּירָנִיּוֹת וּמִגְדָּלִים׃ 27:4
2Chr. 27:4 And he established cities in the hill country of Judah, and he built castles and towers in the forests.
וְהוּא נִלְחַם עִם־מֶלֶךְ בְּנֵי־עַמֹּון וַיֶּחֱזַק עֲלֵיהֶם וַיִּתְּנוּ־לֹו בְנֵי־עַמֹּון בַּשָּׁנָה הַהִיא מֵאָה כִּכַּר־כֶּסֶף 27:5
וַעֲשֶׂרֶת אֲלָפִים כֹּרִים חִטִּים וּשְׂעֹורִים עֲשֶׂרֶת אֲלָפִים זֹאת הֵשִׁיבוּ לֹו בְּנֵי עַמֹּון וּבַשָּׁנָה הַשֵּׁנִית וְהַשְּׁלִשִׁית׃
2Chr. 27:5 And he waged war with the king of the children of Ammon and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave to him in that year a hundred talents of silver and ten thousand measures of wheat and ten thousand of barley. The children of Ammon paid this to him as well in the second year and the third.
וַיִּתְחַזֵּק יוֹתָם כִּי הֵכִין דְּרָכָיו לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהָיו׃ 27:6
2Chr. 27:6 So Jotham increased in strength, because he set his ways before the Lord, his God.
וְיֶתֶר דִּבְרֵי יוֹתָם וְכָל־מִלְחֲמֹתָיו וּדְרָכָיו הִנָּם כְּתוּבִים עַל־סֵפֶר מַלְכֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵל וִיהוּדָה׃ 27:7
2Chr. 27:7 And the rest of the acts of Jotham and all his wars, and his ways, behold, they are recorded on the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
This verse is similar to 2Kin. 15:36. There, though, mention of the kings of Israel is omitted.
בֶּן־עֶשְׂרִים וְחָמֵשׁ שָׁנָה הָיָה בְמָלְכוֹ וְשֵׁשׁ־עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה מָלַךְ בִּירוּשָׁלִָם׃ 27:8
2Chr. 27:8 He was twenty-five years of age on his becoming king and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.
This is a repetition of most of the first verse above. Why did the chronicler repeat it? Who knows.
וַיִּשְׁכַּב יוֹתָם עִם־אֲבֹתָיו וַיִּקְבְּרוּ אֹתוֹ בְּעִיר דָּוִיד וַיִּמְלֹךְ אָחָז בְּנוֹ תַּחְתָּיו׃ 27:9
2Chr. 27:9 And Jotham slept with his ancestors, and they buried him in the city of David. Then Ahaz, his son, became king in his place.
And the information in this verse can be found in 2Kin. 15:38.
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