New Defender's Study Bible Notes
16:20 Hezekiah his son. When Ahaz died (II Kings 16:20), only one son—Hezekiah—was left to take the throne. Ahaz had “burnt his children in the fire” (II Chronicles 28:3), and lost one son in combat with Israel (II Chronicles 28:7). Providentially, the Lord saw to it that Hezekiah survived all this, for he had somehow returned to the faith of his fathers, in spite of the apostasy of his father, and would prove to be Judah’s most godly king since David.