Bible Lessons on the Old Testament History Volume 3

Bible Lessons on the Old Testament History Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...for some time before God fulfilled His promise. For two years tha Assyrian hosts were in the land, and the inhabitants of Judahv could neither plough nor sow for fear of them. Yet God sustained them through the time of trial, according to His. promise (v. 29), and in His own time and way delivered His. people from their enemies. One night the Assyrian army encamped as usual in the plains of Judah. All was still and silent. The measured tread of the sentinels was the only sound that broke the still night air. How little did those proud soldiers think as they laid down that night to rest, that they were about to sleep.. their last sleep. Yet so it was. In the middle of the night the Angel of the Lord passed through that camp, and destroyed that mighty host, so that when the king and his immediate attendants awoke the next morning, they found that their vast army had become but dead corpses. Imagine the horror and dismay of the proud Sennacherib! He departed in haste from Jerusalem, and returned to his capital city Nineveh, where he was some time after murdered by his own sons, while worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god. Psalms xlvi. and lxxvi. are supposed to have been composed by Hezekiah in thanksgiving for this great deliverance. 5. Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery (2 Kings xx.). While Hezekiah's kingdom was threatened by Sennacherib, he himself was tried by a severe illness, which brought him to the gates of the grave. The prophet Isaiah visited him in his sickness, and delivered to him the solemn message: 'Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live (v. 1). Sorely troubled was the good king at these words. He was in the prime of life, with no heir to the throne, and his beloved Jerusalem threatened by an Assyrian...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792432
  • 9781236792433