In the Old Testament, the third king of Judah. The scriptures record that his “heart was perfect with the Lord all his days” (1 Kgs. 15:14). During his reign he raised the army to a state of efficiency, threw off the Ethiopian yoke, removed the false idols, and invited the people to make a covenant to seek Jehovah (1 Kgs. 15–16; 2 Chr. 14–16). However, when he became diseased in his feet, he did not seek the Lord’s help and died (1 Kgs. 15:23–24; 2 Chr. 16:12–13).