* Twenty and five years old.
As Ahaz was 20; years old when he began to reign, and died when
he had reigned 16; years, his whole age only amounted to 36
years; and as Hezekiah was, at least, entering on his 25th
year when he began to reign, then Ahaz must have been under 12
years of age when his son was born! This is not at all
impossible: and there are well-attested facts of men having
children at as early a period, especially in eastern
* A.M. 3278-3306. B.C. 726-698. Abi.