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Meaning: Jehovah is perfect

This is the name of 2 biblical men.

  1. Jotham, son of Gideon

    Jotham is the youngest of Gideon's 70 sons.

    He escaped when the rest were put to death by the order of Abimelech (Judges 9:5).

    When “the citizens of Shechem and the whole house of Millo” were gathered together “by the plain of the pillar” (i.e., the stone set up by Joshua, 24:26; compare Genesis 35:4) “that was in Shechem, to make Abimelech king,” from one of the heights of Mount Gerizim he protested against their doing so in the earliest parable, that of the bramble-king. His words then spoken were prophetic.

    There came a recoil in the feelings of the people toward Abimelech, and then a terrible revenge, in which many were slain and the city of Shechem was destroyed by Abimelech (Judges 9:45). Having delivered his warning, Jotham fled to Beer from the vengeance of Abimelech (9:7-21).

  2. King Jotham

    also known as: Joatham (Matt. 1:9)

    He is the son and successor of King Uzziah on the throne of the Kingdom of Judah.

    His life is recorded in 2 Kings 15:32-38; 2 Chronicles 26:21-23 (regent) and 26:23-27:9 (king).

    As during his last years Uzziah was excluded from public life on account of his leprosy, his son, then 25 years of age, administered for 7 years the affairs of the kingdom in his father's stead (2 Chronicles 26:21; 26:23; 27:1).

    After his father's death he became sole monarch, and reigned for 16 years (759-743 B.C.).

    He ruled in the fear of God, and his reign was prosperous.

    He was contemporary with the prophets Isaiah, Hosea, and Micah, by whose ministrations he profited.

    Death of King Jotham

    He was buried in the sepulchre of the kings, greatly lamented by the people (2 Kings 15:38; 2 Chronicles 27:7-9).

    Relatives of King Jotham

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