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#13 - Was Ahaz buried with his fathers?

Response by Dave Marr

“And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David.” 2 Kg.16:20
“And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel” 2 Chr.28:27

Here is a case by the skeptic where, out of the two verses that he introduces, one actually supports and clarifies the other. “Ahaz slept with his fathers”, and was buried “in the city of David”.

That Ahaz slept with his fathers means that he died just like all of the other kings before him. Here is the key: Ahaz was buried in Jerusalem, the city of David-- the place where all the other kings were laid to rest. Therefore, he was buried with his fathers. However, because of his gross sin before God and His kingdom, the people did not bury Ahaz in the sepulchres of the holy kings.