Notes: February 23, 2009 – 2 Kings 21 & 2 Chronicles 33

Manasseh and Amon

Some boys follow the steps of their fathers; and some boys don’t.

  • Manasseh was 12 years old when he became king.
  • He reigned for 55 years.
  • He did evil in the sight of the Lord-unlike Hezekiah his father.
  • He built high places and altars and idols instead of tearing them down.
  • He dedicated his son to false gods.
  • He encouraged his people to sin thus.
  • When afflicted, Manasseh begged for God’s mercy-which was granted
  • Then he ordered a general cleansing of the land from paganism.
  • But this mini-revival was not 100% effective.
  • At his death, Amon, his son, became king.

Amon, his son, was 22 years old when he became king.

  • He ruled only 2 years because some of his servants rebeled against him.
  • His rule was evil, like his father’s.
  • After his assassination, the people killed the conspirators; and they made Josiah king.