King Hezekiah

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As a one reads through the Old Testament, he will find the story as it unfolds of the children of Israel. Beginning in the book of Exodus the children of Israel are in Egyptian bondage and being forced to work as slaves. God appears to Moses in a burning bush and tells him that He [God] has heard His people and He is going to deliver them out of bondage. God at that time tells Moses that He has chosen him to be the leader of this people. After God brings ten plagues against Egypt the children of Israel are driven out of the land, and God promises to lead them to a land “flowing with milk and honey.” On their way to the “Promised Land” they cross the Red Sea in which Pharaoh and the Egyptian army is defeated by God. Then they go to Mount Sinai to receive the Law. After receiving the law they then go to the Promised Land, and there Moses sends twelve spies into the land. Ten of these spies come back and give a bad report to Moses and the children of Israel. Since they did this Israel was punished by God and made to wonder in the wilderness for forty years during which time all who were over the age of twenty perished. The only two that did not die was Caleb and Joshua who had come back with a good report, and told Moses and the children of Israel to go up at once and take the land. Once they had completed the wilderness wondering they returned to the Promised Land and took the land under the new leadership of Joshua. However, Israel did not drive out all the inhabitants as the Lord God had commanded them, thus the inhabitants that were not driven out would be a snare to them. Once they had established themselves in the land they began to chase after the gods of the inhabitants before them. God then sent judges to deliver them which ... ... middle of paper ... ...emember that apostasy is always only one generation away. Works Cited Bucke, Emory Stevens, ed. The Interpreter"s Dictionary of the Bible. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1962. Elwell, Walter A., ed., Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House., 1988). Orr, James, ed. Internation Standard Bible Encyclopedia. (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1952). Tenney, Merril C., ed. Pictorial Bible Dictionary, (Nashville: The Southwestern Company, 1975). Tenney, Merril C., ed. Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1975). Wikipedeia, Hezekiah, http.//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezekiah Hezekiah’s Tunnel, http://www.inplainsite.org/html/hezekiahs_tunnel Hezekiah’s Tunnel (Shiloah, , http://www.zionism-israel.com/dic/Hezekiahs_tunnel Bible Dictionary., http://scriptures.lds.org/en/bd/h/45

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