Smith's Bible Dictionary


Jo'tham. (Jehovah is upright).

1. The youngest son of Gideon, Jdg_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 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 2Ki_15:1, and 2Ch_27:1.

3. A descendant of Judah, son of Jahdai. 1Ch_2:47.


Taken from: Smith's Bible Dictionary by Dr. William Smith (1884)