The speed at which King Hezekiah move in restoring worship to Jerusalem was faster than the purification rituals could keep up with. Having invited Jews from all of the Promised Land, God granted special permissions.
Hezekiah, one of the best kings of the Jews, now comes to the throne. It was largely because of his godly mother that he turned out so different from his wicked father Ahaz. With great zeal he restored true worship to Judah.
First comes Jotham, a great king in Judah who “did what was right in the sight of the Lord.” Then came his son Ahaz to Judah’s throne after his father Jotham’s death. Ahaz was grotesque and a full blown apostate, and fool.
Uzziah was one of Judah’s greatest kings. He enjoyed so many achievements because of His love and obedience to God. But in a moment, in a single act of self-serving pride, he forever marred his righteous record. Still, he was good.