The Great Epic of Israel; The Web of Myth, Legend, History, Law, Oracle, Wisdom and Poetry of the Ancient Hebrews

The Great Epic of Israel; The Web of Myth, Legend, History, Law, Oracle, Wisdom and Poetry of the Ancient Hebrews

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...Jehoahaz in Jeremiah, and there he is contemptuously called Shallum, and a prediction is interjected that he should die " in the place whither they have led him captive." There are several references to Jehoiakim, who had first paid tribute to Egypt for the safety of his kingdom, but after the battle of Carchemish had become a vassal of Babylon and three years later revolted and brought the wrath of Nebuchadrezzar upon his country. This led to the ravaging of Judah and the siege of Jerusalem, and three months after the death of Jehoiakim his son Jehoiachin surrendered. There was a deportation to Babylon of princes and priests and men of war. Among these the name of Mattaniah, a son of Josiah, appears, but according to the record he was made King of Judah by Nebuchadrezzar, with the name of Zedekiah, and was destined to be the last of the line. It was his presumption in revolting and relying upon the help of Egypt that led to the return of the Chaldean army, the devastation of the country, the destruction of Jerusalem after a long siege, and the final deportation in 586 B. C. During all the stirring and critical events of the last twenty years of the Kingdom of Judah, Jeremiah was unwearied in his denunciation of the wickedness of the people and the presumption of the rulers, and brought persecution and abuse upon himself by advocating submission to Babylon and condemning trust in Egypt or any other earthly power. The most surely authentic collection of the prophet's utterances, as written out probably in his own time, but somewhat revised afterwards, contain few distinct allusions to historical events, but they come down to his threats of the destruction of Jerusalem and the desolation of Judah by Nebuchadrezzar's army and the " carrying away ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236677315
  • 9781236677310