VII. THE REIGN OF JOTHAM OVER JUDAH
A. Reigning for Sixteen Years
At the age of twenty-five, Jotham began to reign in Jerusalem in the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, and reigned for sixteen years (vv. 32-33).
B. Doing What Was Right in the Sight of Jehovah
Jotham did what was right in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that his father Uzziah had done. But the high places were not removed, and the people still sacrificed and burned incense in the high places (vv. 34-35a).
C. Building the Upper Gate
of the House of Jehovah
Jotham built the upper gate of the house of Jehovah (v. 35b).
D. Jehovah Beginning to Send
Rezin King of Syria and Pekah against Judah
In those days Jehovah began to send Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah against Judah (v. 37).
E. Buried with His Fathers in the City of David
Jotham slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. He was succeeded by his son Ahaz (vv. 36, 38).
(Life-Study of 1 & 2 Kings, Chapter 18, by Witness Lee)