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Jotham (jô'tham), Jehovah is upright. 1. The youngest son br Gideon, Judges 9:5, who escaped from the massacre of his brethren. His parable of the reign of the bramble is the earliest example of the kind, Judges 9:7 to Judges 21:2. The son of king Uzziah or Azariah and Jerushah. After ruling the kingdom for some years during his father's leprosy, he succeeded to the throne b.c. 758, when he was 25 years old, and reigned 16 years in Jerusalem. He was contemporary with Pekah and with the prophet Isaiah. His history is contained in 2 Kings 15:1-38 and 2 Chronicles 27:1-9.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Jotham'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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