A Companion to Corner's Every Child's England. Every Child's Scripture History, Adapted from 'Dr. Kitto and Miss Corner's Scripture History Simplified'

A Companion to Corner's Every Child's England. Every Child's Scripture History, Adapted from 'Dr. Kitto and Miss Corner's Scripture History Simplified'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...employed ten years of peace in building and fortifying many cities. The peace which he enjoyed was disturbed by an invasion of Ethiopians; but Asa, relying on the power of God, gave them battle and gained a great victory. Baash, king of Israel, after this invaded Judah; and Asa, forgetting the aid which God had given him against the Ethiopians, gave Benhadad much of the treasures of the temple to come to his assistance. God was so angry with him for this act of sacrilege, that he decreed Asa should enjoy no more peace during his reign. Asa lived six years after this, and was succeeded by his son Jehoshaphat. Under the rule of Jehoshaphat the people of Judah greatly prospered. During the whole of his reign the Mosaic institutions were strictly observed by his subjects. He had them instructed in the laws of Moses, Levites being appointed to read them in every city, town, and village. Justice was everywhere properly administered in his dominions; and Jehoshaphat built strong forts, in which garrisons were placed, for the security'of the country. In a word, he was one of the greatest of the kings of Judah. Surrounding nations respected him, and his revenues were greatly increased by large presents, sent either by way of tribute or to secure his favour. Jehoshaphat allowed his son, Jehoram, to marry Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, the wicked king and queen of Israel. This was a great error, and caused him much misfortune. In the first place, owing to his alliance with Ahab, his kingdom was invaded by a host of Ammonites, Moabites, and Arabian tribes. In his distress, however, he cried to God, who gave him victory without a battle. On arriving with his forces within sight of the valley of Engedi, he found that the camp was deserted. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631897
  • 9781236631893