Manasseh will have the longest reign of all the kings but he was also the most wicked king. You might call Manasseh King Ahab 2.0. 55 years compared to his fathers 29 years. Obviously his long reign had nothing to do with his worthiness, its only by God’s grace. He takes the throne at 12 years of age. Not a good age to become king of any thing. So much change is taking place. Manasseh is the prodigal son of the Old Testament. His father is considered the greatest king next to King David. The story of Manasseh in some ways is an encouragement to parents with prodigals.