Friday, March 8, 2019

10. Kings: 9. Amaziah 10. Azariah (Uzziah) 11. Jotham
Lesson 10
9. Amaziah 10. Azariah (Uzziah) 11. Jotham
Kings #9 - #11 of Judah
2 Kings 14:1-15:35
2 Chronicles 25-27

9. Amaziah 2 Kings 12:21, 14:1-21 & 2 Chronicles 25
Amaziah is the son of Joash. He was 25 years old when he became the king of Judah. He reigned in Jerusalem for 29 years. He did what was right in God’s eyes. But the idols were not removed from the high places.

He executed the ones that killed his father according to the old law. He killed 10,000 Edomites in battle and took Sela; but changed the name to Joktheel. He was feeling powerful after this victory and decided to fight Israel.
King Amaziah of Judah sent messengers to King Jehoash of Israel. He said he wanted to go to battle against him. King Jehoash sent back his reply in a story.
He said there was a thistle in Lebanon that sent a message to the cedar in Lebanon, but a wild beast trampled the thistle. King Jehoash told Amaziah that just because he won the battle against Edom and now felt victorious, didn’t mean he is strong enough to war against Israel.
But Amaziah didn’t listen to the warning. Both kings went to Beth Shemesh and their armies fought a battle. Judah lost the battle against Israel and the men ran. King Amaziah was captured and taken to Jerusalem.
They broke down part of the wall of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate. King Jehoash of Israel took all the gold and silver and other treasures that were in the king’s house. He took hostages back to Samaria with him.
There were more battles between the two kings. The kings were always fighting. King Jehoash of Israel died and King Amaziah lived 15 more years after him. There was a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, so he fled to Lachish. They followed him and he was killed there. They took him back to Jerusalem on horseback and buried him. The people made his son Azariah who was 16 years old the next king.

10. Azariah 2 Kings 14:21-22, 15:1-7, 2 Chronicles 26
The people made Amaziah’s son Azariah the next king during the 27th year of reign of King Jeroboam of Israel. He is called Uzziah in Chronicles and Amaziah in Kings. He was 16 years old and was a king for 52 years!
After his father was buried, he built Elath and returned it to Judah. He did what was right according to God, except there were still idols in the high places that people were worshipping.  God made him prosper as long as he worshipped God.
He battled against the Philistines and broke down the wall of Gath and other cities. He built cities around some of the Philistine cities. God was with him when he fought the Philistines and Arabians as long as he followed God’s law. The Ammonites brought him tribute and he was known as far as Egypt. His kingdom was very strong.
Azariah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate and Valley Gate and fortified the city. He built towers in the desert and dug a lot of wells for water for his abundant livestock. He loved the land and had farmers and vineyards to produce the soil.
Azariah had a lot of soldiers. There were 2,600 chief officers. There were 307,500 soldiers under them that were good soldiers. Azariah made the whole army shields, spears, helmets, body armor, bows and slings. He made weapons for the towers to shoot arrows and throw rocks.
He was well-known all around the area and this pride was his downfall. He went to the temple to burn incense and Azariah the priest (popular name) followed him into the temple. There were 80 priests in the temple.
The priest told King Azariah that it wasn’t his place to burn the incense; that was the job for the priests. He told the king to leave. King Azariah became angry and God struck King Azariah with leprosy.
The priest removed the king in a hurry when he saw the leprosy break out on his forehead.
King Amaziah had leprosy and he was forced to live in an isolated house until he died. His son Jotham was a co-king until he died and then he became the sole king of Judah.
11. Jotham 2 Kings 15:32-38, 2 Chronicles 27:1-9
During the 2nd year of King Pekah of Israel’s reign, the son of Azariah’s son Jotham became the king of Judah. He was 25 years old and was a king for 16 years. He was a good king and obeyed God’s laws. Although, the idols were still in the high places and some of the people worshipped them.
He added to Judah with more cities in the mountains and the wall of Ophel. He built fortresses and towers in the forests. He battled the Ammonites and was victorious so the people gave him tribute of 100 talents of silver, 10,000 kors of wheat and 10,000 of barley for 3 years.
There were battles between Judah and King Rezin of Syria and King Pekah of Israel. He became mighty because he followed God.
When Jotham died, he was buried in Jerusalem and his son Ahaz became the king.
A few of the lessons in this kings series will have these worksheets.
This worksheet is available for Amaziah. The questions and answers were written and given to me by Christina Barkley with permission to recreate the worksheets to share. Click here to download.
Also for Amaziah, is the fill-in-the-finger worksheet. The idea, instructions and answers were created by Christina Barkley and I recreated the worksheets with permission to share. This includes the hand that you see above (without logo) and a blank worksheet for students to draw their own hand. Although the answers may vary, a basic teacher's worksheet is included also to show the students what to do. Click here to download.
These flash cards for King Amaziah have a couple of ways to use them. Christina Barkley wrote the 15 statements and gave me permission to create the flash cards and share them with you.
The application packs contain any extra posters, worksheets, maps, etc. specific for the king(s) listed. Each set is different and may contain printables that will be used for more than one king. This pack includes the worksheets and posters.
It also has the visuals for these kings that are not in the Kings Visual Packs. The visual aid posters you see above are also in this pack.
 Most visuals used in these lessons are in the Kings Visual Pack. This has an assortment of visuals that are used in several lessons. You can print one set to reuse, or print a set for each lesson. The other visuals are in the application pack. Click here to download.

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