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Jotham (son of Jerubbaal)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jotham, King of Judah
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, Son of Gideon
Jotham, Son of Gideon (יוֹתָם‎, yotham). Son of Jerubbaal. Escaped the slaughter of his brothers by Abimelech (Judg 9:5, 7, 21, 57).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jotham (Person)
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Joatham
Joatham. kjv spelling of Jotham, king of Judah (750–732 bc), in Matthew 1:9.See Jotham #2.
Jotham
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.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jotham
1. The youngest son of Gideon-Jerubbaal, the sole survivor of the massacre of his seventy brothers by Abimelech. Although Jotham was the legitimate ruler after their death, he never gained national leadership. The people followed Abimelech, the son of Gideon’s concubine at Shechem.Jotham is best known
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Joatham
JOATHAM* kjv spelling of Jotham, king of Judah (750–735 bc), in Matthew 1:9. See Jotham #2.
Jotham
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.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jotham
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jotham
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.,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jotham
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jotham
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jotham
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jotham
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
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Relatives
Gideon Father
Abimelech Brother
Jether Brother
Joash Grandfather
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