Matthew 1:8 Matthew didn't include three kings after king Jehoram: 1) King Ahaziah 2) King Joash 3) King Amaziah The above three kings were missing in Matthew 1: 8, after king Jehoram, (2 Chronicles 22) Then the people of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, Jehoram’s youngest son, their next king. So Ahaziah son of Jehoram reigned as king of Judah. After king Ahaziah his son Joash ruled Judah and again his son Amaziah ruled Judah for 25 years. These three kings were not present in Matthew Gospel chapter 1 : 8.
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Perhaps the names of these three kings were omitted from Matthew's genealogy as a reflection of a negative judgment on that portion of David's line because of King Joram of Judah marrying Athaliah, who was a Sidonian rather than a Jew, since she was the daughter of King Ahab of Israel and Jezebel, who was also a Sidonian. Joram and Athaliah's son was Ahaziah. After Ahaziah was killed as part of the process of eliminating Ahab's descendants, Athaliah murdered all the other sons of Joram, except for Joash (also called Jehoash), who was hidden away by Joram's daughter Jehoiada. Joash became king at age 7, and Athaliah was executed. After Joash reigned forty years, his son Amaziah succeeded him, and reigned for twenty-nine years. Although Joash and Amaziah were both characterized as good kings in 2 Kings 12:2 and 2 Kings 14:3, respectively, their omission from Matthew's genealogy might reflect a combination of Joram's prior sin in marrying Athaliah, and of God's characterization of Himself at the time of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Israel as a jealous God who visits the iniquity of the fathers on their children to the third and fourth generations (Exodus 20:4-6). Their absence could have been intended to denote this ongoing judgment of God on Joram's descendants because of Joram's sin.
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