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    Judah was not the only nation that had been taken captive to Babylon, others escaped to Egypt and parts unknown. However God was not finished with the tribe of Judah. In the Old Testament He had revealed through the prophets how He would reconstruct the nation of Israel after the desolation of the land. Towards the end of the Old Testament period it reveals how God reestablished His nation. In 586 B.C., King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had overthrown Judah, and the land was in ruins, and the people

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    Hezekiah Research Paper

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    predecessors: David, and Solomon (Feldman, 598-607). However, upon further analysis of the on goings in Jerusalem during the reign of Hezekiah as well as his accomplishments as king, the argument arises that Hezekiah was in fact one of the greatest kings of Judah since the time of Solomon. Furthermore, the accomplishments of Hezekiah prove to be evidence that Hezekiah is viewed as the messianic king of 8th century BC Jerusalem due to his reforms to strengthen Judean religion, his developmental changes to improve

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    value="7"> Information taken from King and Kingship Lecture notes on Shiloh and Gilgal. Alt, A. "The Monarchy in Kingdoms Israel and Judah", Essays on Old Testament History and Religion, Blackwell 1966. p.243. "Monarchy in kingdoms of Israel and Judah", p. 248. "Monarchy in kingdom of Israel and Judah", p. 249-50. Bibliography Alt, A. "The Monarchy in Kingdoms Israel and Judah", Essays on Old Testament History and Religion, Blackwell 1966. Day, "The Canaanite Inheritance of the Israelite

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    Assyrian Crisis

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    THE ASSYRIAN CRISIS, A TIME OF GROWTH The Assyrian Crisis in Judah appears, from the surface, as a time of great luck for the people of Jerusalem. However, by examining the situation with a more powerful lens, one can see the powerful religious infuence such an event could have on a resident’s theology. If I were a Judean during this time, my faith would have faced the toughest test of my life. Going into such a conflict with a nation as strong as Assyria, I could not help but be afraid. My

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    Hosea

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    death of King Solomon, the united tribes of Israel split into 2 kingdoms - the southern kingdom of "Judah," with the capital remaining at Jerusalem, and the northern kingdom of "Israel," with the capital at Samaria. The northern kingdom lasted just over 200 years before they were conquered and taken away into exile by the Assyrians. They never returned, and have become known to history as the "Lost Ten Tribes of Israel." The southern kingdom lasted slightly over 300 years before they were conquered and

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    Historical Context of Isaiah 53

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    states, “The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah” This verse is an indication that Isaiah’s ministry began with the reign of Uzziah, King of Judah and culminated with the reign of King Hezekiah. Hence, as Isaiah was prophesying to Judah, the southern kingdom during the reign of these four kings, Hosea and Amos were prophesying to Israel, the northern kingdom. Geographically, the area where these three

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    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

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    Isaiah and the Prophetess

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    during the split of Israel into the two kingdoms of Israel and Judah. There was already a great deal of stress between the two kingdoms, however this tension was intensified by the powerful nation of Assyria who threatened many of the surrounding smaller nations. This impending threat caused the king of Israel, Pekah, and the king of Syria, Rezin, to form an alliance so that they might able to defend against the Assyrians. Both Syria and Israel were pressuring Judah to join their coalition so they might

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    Jeremiah

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    to God, Israel still did not recognize God as the only God that it had to obey by observing the covenants or laws. The fall of the northern kingdom, Israel (722 B.C.E), the fall of the southern kingdom, Judah (586 B.C.E), and exiles were the typical punishments, but Israel did not change her heart toward YHWH. Would God continue to punish Israel and Judah for their inobservance of the covenant? Jeremiah answered this question in the first twenty-nine chapters of Jeremiah: yes. The punishment was

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    After the passing of Solomon, Israel and Judah were partitioned into the Northern and Southern Kingdoms separately. The book was composed in the middle of the fifth year and twenty-seventh of the exile in Babylon. Josiah became ruler in around 640 B.C. and reform Judah when he discovered the lost scrolls of the Law during the remodeling of the Temple in 622 B.C. King Josiah's reforms were considered as for his own personal benefits and desires despite his sincerity in doing so by his people

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