Manasseh, son of Hezekiah, was one of the worst kings ever to rule in Jerusalem. He was “even more wicked than the Amorites.” He ruined his nation and himself. The end. That’s how his story is told in the Book of Kings. The Book of Chronicles adds a few striking details: very late in life he repented, and God accepted his repentance. He did significant work in fortifying the city. So the question arises: which is the most authentic accounting of his life?