Jotam was king of Judah . His reign is dated to 742–735 BC. BC (Albright) or 740-732 BC Dated.
The Hebrew name יוֹתָם jôtām is a sentence name, the subject of which is YHWH (יוֹ jô ) and its predicate to the rootתמם tmm , German 'completed / finished / perfect to be' heard. The name therefore means "YHWH is perfect".
Jotam was the son of king Azariah (Uzziah) and Jerusha, daughter of Zadok . According to the Old Testament report, since Azariah was punished with leprosy for a temple crime, Jotam was installed as regent, who succeeded Azariah as king after his death. 2 Kings 15,32-38 EU and 2 Chr 27 EU report on his government. Then Jotam erected the upper gate at the temple in Jerusalem and ordered work on the wall of Ophel . There are also reports of battles with the Aramaeans under Rezin and with Israel under Pekach . He also defeated the Amorites , who thereupon had to deliver a tribute of 100 hundredweight silver and 100,000 bushels of wheat and barley to Judah. Ahaz became Jotam's successor .
Iotam was a contemporary of the prophets Isaiah , Hosea and Micah .
- Martin Mulzer: Jotam. In: Michaela Bauks, Klaus Koenen, Stefan Alkier (Eds.): The Scientific Biblical Lexicon on the Internet (WiBiLex), Stuttgart 2006 ff.
- Otto Wahl : Jotam. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 3, Bautz, Herzberg 1992, ISBN 3-88309-035-2 , Sp. 733-734.
King of Judah
742–735 BC Chr.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||King of Judah|
|DATE OF BIRTH||8th century BC Chr.|
|DATE OF DEATH||8th century BC Chr.|