Manasseh, son of Hezekiah and Hephzibath, was the king of the Kingdom of Judah.  He became king at the age of 12 and reigned for 55 years. He is renowned for re-instituting polytheistic worship of Baal and Asherah.  On one occasion, he was brought in chains to the Assyrian king, (possibly Esarhaddon), presumably for disloyalty. The incident brought him to repentance. Manasseh was restored to the throne, and abandoned idolatry, removing foreign idols and enjoining the people to worship God.