"God is perfect." The son and successor of Uzziah on the throne of Judah. As during his last years Uzziah was excluded from public life on account of his leprosy, his son, then twenty-five years of age, administered for seven years the affairs of the kingdom in his father's stead.1 After his father's death he became sole monarch, and reigned for sixteen years. "So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God." He was contemporary with the prophets Isaiah, Hosea, and Micah, by whose ministrations he profited.

Jotham was buried in the sepulcher of the kings, and was succeeded by his son Ahaz.2



  1. 2 Chr. 26:21, 23; 27:1.
  2. 2 Kings 15:38; 2 Chr. 27:7–9.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.