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2 Kings 15:38--16:2

Context
15:38 Jotham passed away 1  and was buried with his ancestors in the city of his ancestor David. His son Ahaz replaced him as king.

Ahaz’s Reign over Judah

16:1 In the seventeenth year of the reign of Pekah son of Remaliah, Jotham’s son Ahaz became king over Judah. 16:2 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. 2  He did not do what pleased the Lord his God, in contrast to his ancestor David. 3 

1 tn Heb “lay down with his fathers.”

2 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

3 tn Heb “and he did not do what was proper in the eyes of the Lord his God, like David his father.”



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