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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: 2 Kings: The Purpose of 2 Kings

3. The scope of the same.

The scope is both a continuation of the Ecclesiastical and civil history of the Jews: and a demonstration of the wrath of God against the impiety of great men: and a disclosure of the vanity of leagues and of trust in the arm of man, of the most certain punishments of God against covenant-breakers, and of the instability of human Kingdoms, while piety and righteousness in them exalts them: and, finally, the invoking of the true and altogether perfect King, Jesus Christ, because of whom indeed the history of the Kings ought to have been composed, in order more easily to complete His genealogy.

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