After several kings in Judah.
Joash began to rule over Judah in 7th year of Jehu in Israel.
He was 7 years old when he became king.
Early part of his life, Joash did what was pleasing in God's sight.
And yet, he did not get rid of the idols,
and Israelites were still offering sacrifices to the idols.
Joash also had the priests to collect the money
to repair the temple.
So the priests collected the money and
paid expenses related to the temple's restoration.