Heidegger's Bible Handbook: 2 Kings: Argument of the Book

2. The Argument, the remaining matters conducted by Jehoshaphat, and also of the sixteen subsequent Kings of Judah and twelve of Israel.



The book contains, if you remove the continuation of those things that happened under Jehoshaphat, the matters conducted under sixteen Kings of Judah, Jehoram, Ahaziah, Athaliah, Joash, Amaziah, Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh, Amon, Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah:to which is connected the history of twelve Kings of Israel unto the deportation, Ahaziah, Joram, Jehu, Jehoahaz, Joash, Jeroboam, Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, Pekah, and Hoshea.Therefore, in addition to the history of the Prophets Elijah and Elishah, the Kings of Judah and Israel follow in order of succession, partly pious, among whom Josiah and Hezekiah excel; mostly impious, among whom especially Joash and Manasseh.Above all, the decreed destinies and destruction of both Kingdoms are brought to their fulfillment, after the measure of their sins was full, even their friendship and covenants contracted with the foreign Kings of Assyria and Egypt, and their hiring of their help at great expense.

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