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χ Introduction with the corresponding reigning year of the contemporary king of Judah. 2. Length of the kings reign, drawn from the Annals. 3. A brief verdict as to his character, always unfavourable, and generally consisting of two parts: a. Statement of the general fact that he did evil in the sight of Yahwe; b. More special mention of his following the sins of Jeroboam 1. The conclusion of the account of a reign takes the following form:— 1. An indication of the principal source employed by RD, containing further details as to the king in question. Usually we read2:— So I. 15. 26 ( Nadab), v. 34 ( Baasha), 16. 26 ( Omri), II. 3. 3 ( Jehoram), 10. 31, cf. v. 29 ( Jehu), 13. 2 ( Jehoahaz), v. 11 ( Jehoash), 14. 24 ( Jeroboam I I ) , 15. 9 ( Zechariah), v. 18 ( Menahem), v. 24 ( Pekahiah), v. 28 ( Pekah). In all these cases the antecedent of the relative wenn is not Οϊατ, but  τ mwon; cf. II. 17. 21. I. 16. 30 ( Ahab), II. 17. 22  τ rowcn without  y\\ WTQnn tton; I. 22. 53 ( Ahaziah), II. 23. 15 tow n « wrann ten, referring not to γϊινεπ ( omitted), but to d ^ t ;  J. who made Israel to sin. In I. 16. 13 the sins of Baasha and Elah, and in I I . 21. 11 of Manasseh ( rrnrr n « WEnrr are spoken of in the same terms. 2 When further details, general or special, are mentioned as existing in the source, these usually stand immediately after rvm ; e. g. I. 11. 41 innim. An exception is I. 15. 23 ( Asa), where irrvm toi precedes. Slight variations of the stereotyped form are:— 1.  m n n to inn 1. 35. 23 ( Asa). 2. Total omission of ntDJ? TEN toi ; without further details five times, viz. I. 14. 19 ( Jeroboam), 16. 20 ( Zimri), 11. 14. 18 ( Amaziah), 15. 11 ( Zechariah), 15. 15 ( Shallum); with further details, II. 20. 20 ( Hezekiah). Reading ntD2 TON five times, viz. I. 16. 27 ( Omri), II. 1. 18 ( Ahaziah of Israel), 14. 15 ( Jehoash of Israel), 16. 19 ( Ahaz), 21. 25 ( Amon);  ttUNi 1.16. 5 ( Baasha) ; ten irmnin twice, I. 16. 27 ( Omri), 22. 46 ( Jehoshaphat). 3. c: n in place of on fcbn five times, viz. I. 14. 19 ( Jeroboam), II. 15. 11, 1 5 , 26, 31 ( Zechariah Shallum, Pekahiah, Pekah). 1 The usual formula is as follows :— He did not depart from He walked after ( in) the sins of J. He clave to He walked in the way of J. and in his which he caused Israel to sin. sin ( sins) Chapter Home  | TOC  | Index

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Front Matter Title pageCopyright Page Table Of ContentsPREFACEINTRODUCTION 1. Structure of Kings. 2 . Characteristics of the Chief Ancient Versions of Kings. 3. The Synchronisms of the Compiler.LIST OF PRINCIPAL ABBR EVIATIONS EMPLOYED .ContentsNOTES ON I KINGSClose of the history of David. Establishment of Solomon as his successor.History of the reign of Solomon.The vision at Gibeon. Solomons request for wisdomSolomons officers of state. His prosperity and wisdomSolomon's building operations; chiefly, the construction of the Temple and its furnitureSolomon's Second VisionFurther details of Solomon's magnificence and wisdom.Solomon's foreign wives, and his idolatry.Solomon's adversaries; Hadad the Edomite and Rezon the Syrian.History of Jeroboam. Rehoboam's accession and the defection of the ten tribes.Jeroboam's institution of the calf-worship. The prophecy against the altar at Bethel. A brief resumption by RD of the main thread of the history from the end of chapter 12.The sickness and death of Jeroboam's son Abijah.Summary of Jeroboam's reign.Rehoboam, king of Judah.Abijah, king of Judah.Asa, king of JudahBa'asha, king of Israel.Elah, king of Israel.Zimri, king of Israel.Omri, king of Israel. Summary of Ahab's reignJehoshaphat, king of J dah.NOTES ON 2 KINGS Ahaziah, king of Israel.Elisha 'heals' the unwholesome water of Jericho (19 -22), and vindicates his prophetic authority against the insults of children at Bethel (23-25). Elisha makes miraculous provision for the wife of one of the sons of the prophets. Elisha restores to life the son of the Shunammite woman.Elisha causes iron to float.Elisha blinds and captures an Aramaean army.Elisha again assists the Shunammite woman.Elisha's interview with Hazael at Damascus.Ahaziah, king of Judah.Jehu, an officer of the host of Israel, is anointed king at the command of Elisha. He destroys the whole house of Ahab, and extirpates Ba'al-worship from Israel.Summary of Jehus reign: his character and his foreign relations.Introduction by RD to the reign of Jehoash.Measures taken by Jehoash for the repair of the Houseof Yahwe. Closing events of the reign of Jehoash, summarized by RD.Jehoahaz, king of Israel.Jehoash, king of Israel.Amaziah, king of Judah.Jeroboam II, king of Israel.Azariah, king of Judah.Zechariah, king of Israel.Shallum, king of Israel.Menahem, king of Israel.Pekahiah, king of Israel. Pekah, king of Israel. Jotham, king of Judah.Ahaz, king of Judah.Hoshea, king of Israel. Fall of the kingdom. Commentary by RD upon the causes which brought about the downfall of the Northern Kingdom.The foreign settlers in the district of Samaria.Hezekiah, king of Judah. Manasseh, king of Judah. Amon, king of Judah.Josiah, king of Judah. The finding of the Book of the Law, and the religious reformation to which it gave rise. Jehoahaz, king of Judah. Jehoiakim, king of Judah. Jehoiachin, king of Judah. Zedekiah, king of Judah.Destruction of the Temple and City of Jerusalem. Gedaliah, governor of Judah.Kindness shown to the captive Jehoiachin by Evil-Merodach, king of Babylon. Back MatterAPPENDIX1 Inscription of Mesha, king of Moab.2 The Siloam Inscription. 3 Inscription of the Monolith of Shalmaneser II, 11. 78-102. 4 Fragment of the Annals of Shalmaneser II. 5 Narrative of Sennacherib's Third Campaign (B.C. 701), from the Taylor Cylinder, Col. II. 1. 34-Col. III. 1. 41. ADDITIONSINDEXBack Cover
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