The Era of Joash in Judah

“Due to unusual circumstances, Judah will soon have its first child-king.  This occurs when Jehoram’s widow, Athaliah, rises to power in a way that would have pleased her mother, Jezebel: she kills all the royal offspring, including her own.  However, one child, Joash, has been saved and hidden.  At the age of seven he is presented to the people as king by Jehoiada the priest.

As he comes of age, Joash brings credit to his rule by ordering repairs of the once-beautiful temple of Solomon, then later discredits himself by accepting paganism along with the others who ignore the prophecy of Joel.”

Read: 2 Kings 11, 2 Chronicles 22:10-12, 2 Kings 10:18-31, 2 Chronicles 23, 2 Chronicles 24:1-2, 2 Kings 12:2-3

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.