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Jotham

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Jotham

Jehovah is perfect.

1. The youngest of Gideon's seventy 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; comp. 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. The son and successor of Uzziah on the throne of Judah. As during his last years Uzziah was excluded from public life on account of his leprosy, his son, then twenty-five years of age, administered for seven years the affairs of the kingdom in his father's stead (2 Chronicles 26:21, 23; 27:1). After his father's death he became sole monarch, and reigned for sixteen years (B.C. 759-743). 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. He was buried in the sepulchre of the kings, greatly lamented by the people (2 Kings 15:38; 2 Chronicles 27:7-9).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Jotham

the perfection of the Lord


Naves Topical Index
Jotham

1. Son of Gideon:

General references
Judges 9:5; Judges 9:57

Rebukes the Shechemites in the parable of the trees
Judges 9:7-21

2. Son of Azariah, king of Judah:

General references
2 Kings 15:5-7; 2 Kings 15:32; 2 Kings 15:38; 1 Chronicles 3:12; 2 Chronicles 26:21-23; 2 Chronicles 27:1-9

Piety of
2 Chronicles 27:1-9

The moral condition of Israel during his reign
2 Chronicles 28:4

Ancestor of Jesus
Matthew 1:9

3. Son of Jahdai
1 Chronicles 2:47


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Jotham

(Jehovah is upright).

  1. The youngest son of Gideon, (Judges 9:5) who escaped from the massacre of his brethren. (B.C. after 1256.) His parable of the reign of the bramble is the earliest example of the kind.
  2. The son of King Uzziah or Azariah and Jerushah. After administering the kingdom for some years during his father's leprosy, he succeeded to the throne B.C. 758, when he was 25 years old, and reigned 16 years in Jerusalem. He was contemporary with Pekah and with the prophet Isaiah. His history is contained in (2 Kings 15:1) ... and 2 Chronicles 27:1 ...
  3. A descendant of Judah, son of Jahdai. (1 Chronicles 2:47)