Jotham, King of Judah (יוֹתָם, yotham, Ιωαθαμ, Iōatham). Son of Uzziah and Jerusha, daughter of Zadok; reigned in the mid-eighth century bc as Judah’s 11th ruler. The name “Jotham” means “the Lord is perfect.”
JOTHAM (PERSON) [Heb yôtām (יֹותָם)]. 1. The son of Jahdai, a Judahite who belonged to the clan of Caleb (1 Chr 2:47).2. The youngest of the 70 sons of Jerubbaal, who was also known as Gideon (Judg 9:5; cf. 8:30). By hiding himself, Jotham escaped the fury of his half-brother Abimelech who, with the
Jotham. 1. Youngest of Gideon’s 70 sons and the only survivor of Abimelech’s slaughter of Jotham’s brothers at Ophrah (Jgs 9:5). Upon learning of Abimelech’s intrigue with the Shechemites, which led to the death of his brothers, Jotham traveled to Shechem and addressed its men from atop nearby Mt Gerizim.
JOTHAM1. Youngest of Gideon’s 70 sons and the only survivor of Abimelech’s slaughter of Jotham’s brothers at Ophrah (Jgs 9:5). Upon learning of Abimelech’s intrigue with the Shechemites, which led to the death of his brothers, Jotham traveled to Shechem and addressed its people from atop nearby Mt Gerizim.
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Jotham (joh´thuhm; Heb., “the Lord is perfect”).1 The youngest of seventy sons of Jerubbaal (Gideon). He alone escaped when his brother Abimelech conspired to be crowned king at Shechem and killed the remaining sons of Jerubbaal (Judg. 8:29–9:5). After hearing that the men of Shechem had made Abimelech
JOTHAM1. A king of Judah who was a son of Azariah (of Uzziah) and father of Ahaz (2 Kgs 15:5, 7, 30–38; 2 Chr 27:1–9). He was coregent with his father c. 750–742 b.c. because his father had leprosy and was unable to administer efficiently the affairs of the kingdom. He was sole king c. 742–735 b.c.,
JOTHAM (Heb. yôṯām ‘Yahweh is perfect’). 1. The youngest of the 70 legitimate sons of Jerubbaal (Gideon), and sole survivor of Abimelech’s massacre of the other brothers. Through the parable of the trees selecting the bramble to be their king (an honour previously declined by the cedar, the olive
Jotham (Heb. yôṯām)1. The youngest of the 70 sons of Gideon (Jerub-baal). After Gideon’s death, Jotham’s brother Abimelech (born of Gideon’s concubine; Judg. 8:31) convinced the townsfolk of Shechem (the family home of Gideon) to support his leadership over them (9:1–4). He then murdered all his
JOTHAM (Hebrew, “the Lord is perfect”) The name of three men in the Old Testament.1. The youngest of the seventy legitimate sons of Gideon (Judg 9:5). He escaped the massacre of his sixty-nine brothers at the hands of his half brother Abimelech, who was subsequently chosen by the people of Shechem to
Jo´tham (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