Jotham is the son of Uzziah and Jerushah. His maternal grandfather was Zadok the priest. There was quite a bit of marriage between the Levite priests and David's descendants. This is not surprising given that our final king, Jesus, is both priest and king.
Jotham becomes king of Judah at the age of 25 and reigns for 16 years. Jotham follows the word of God, but he does not go to the Temple. This means he did not lead the people to worship as was the responsibility of the king. Thus, the people drift away from God and choose to behave wickedly. He builds a high gate for the Temple, as well as, cities in the mountains of Judah. Jotham's reign is also discussed in 2 Kings 15.
Jotham wars with the Ammonites and forces them to pay tribute. The tribute of the Ammonites consists of silver, barley, and wheat. This sum was paid to Jotham for 3 years!
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