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2018 February 14

Fruit Seller (c. 1580)
Vincenzo Campi (c. 1536-1591)
Renaissance Style
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's painting represents the produce of the fields which God's people tithed to him. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: 2 Chronicles 31 describes the abundant blessings which the LORD poured out on Hezekiah and the people for their obedience. The painting above represents a token of these blessings.

[Traditional Patriarchal Timeline. Judges. Judges Period Chronology. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

     After the cleansing of the Temple and the Passover (recounted in the previous two chapters), the people dispersed into the territories of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh; and there they destroyed the pagan images, groves, high places, and altars. Thus there was a major reversal of paganism in the leading tribes of the Kingdom of Judah and of the (former) Kingdom of Israel (1).
     In Jerusalem, Hezekiah appointed the courses for the priests and Levites to offer the various sacrifices and to give thanks and praise in the Temple. He also arranged for the support of the priests and Levites from the offerings. And the people brought in so much that it accumulated in heaps (2-10).
     Hezekiah then made chambers in the Temple to store the extras. He appointed overseers and arranged them by their genealogical positions (11-19).
     Hezekiah also instituted similar measures among the priests and Levites in the other parts of Judah. He served God with all of his heart; and God caused him to prosper (20-21).
     Hezekiah began his reign during the reign of Hoshea (732-712 B.C.), the last king of Israel. Hosea's reign is described in the following DAWN page: 2 Kings 17. Also, Hezekiah's life and reign (741-687 B.C.) had overlaps with the ministries of the following prophets: Hosea (760-720 B.C.); Isaiah (740-681 B.C.); and Micah (737-690 B.C.).

     [ Sermons: John Flavel. Various. ]


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     [1] 2 Kings 18:4; Hosea 3:4; 2 Chronicles 14:2; Hosea 4:13; 2 Chronicles 24:10.
     [2] 2 Chronicles 8:14; Numbers 7:5; Numbers 7:7; 1 Chronicles 9:18-19.
     [3] 2 Chronicles 32:27-29.
     [4] 2 Chronicles 24:8; 1 Chronicles 21:17; Exodus 23:19; Leviticus 27:30-33; Numbers 18:12; Numbers 18:20-24.Deuteronomy 26; 2 Samuel 18:9; Nehemiah 13:10.
     [5] Numbers 18:12; Numbers 18:21-24.
     [6] 2 Chronicles 10:17; 2 Chronicles 11:16; 2 Chronicles 30:25; Numbers 18:19.
     [7] Isaiah 51:16.
     [9] 2 Samuel 11:3; 1 Samuel 28:7.
     [10] 2 Chronicles 26:17; Jeremiah 39:7; Hosea 4:2; 1 Chronicles 9:26; 1 Chronicles 23:28.
     [12] 2 Chronicles 19:9; 2 Chronicles 29:14.
     [13] 2 Chronicles 29:12; 2 Chronicles 29:14; 1 Chronicles 21:5; 1 Chronicles 9:11.
     [14] 1 Chronicles 9:18; Deuteronomy 12:17; Leviticus 7:14; Leviticus 7:32; Leviticus 10:14-15; Leviticus 6:10; Leviticus 6:22; Leviticus 7:6; Leviticus 2:3; Leviticus 2:10.
     [15] 1 Chronicles 25:2-3.
     [16] 2 Chronicles 8:13; Nehemiah 11:23.
     [17] 1 Chronicles 23:24.
     [18] 2 Chronicles 30:18-19; 1 Chronicles 9:22.
     [19] Leviticus 25:34; Numbers 35:5; 1 Chronicles 12:31; 2 Chronicles 28:15.
     [21] 1 Chronicles 28:9; Deuteronomy 6:5.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

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2 Chronicles Detailed Outline

2 Chronicles 31

Notes: In the Hebrew Bible 1 & 2 Chronicles are one Book. The author may have been Ezra.

2. The Kings: The Kings from the Tribes of Benjamin and Judah (1 Chronicles 10:1 - 2 Chronicles 36:14)

B. From the Tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 11:1 - 2 Chronicles 36:14)

15. Hezekiah of Judah (2 Chronicles 29:1 - 32:33) - {715-686}

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Time Line

     1 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces [and they broke the pillars], and cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.
     2 And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites after their courses, every man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of the LORD. 3 He appointed also the king's portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of the LORD. 4 Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the LORD. 5 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel bought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things bought they in abundantly. 6 And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also bought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto the LORD their God, and laid them by heaps [heaps, heaps]. 7 In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month. 8 And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the LORD, and his people Israel. 9 Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps. 10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this great store.
     11 Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the house of the LORD; and they prepared them, 12 And bought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully: over which Cononiah the Levite was ruler, and Shimei his brother was the next. 13 And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, were overseers under the hand of Cononiah and Shimei his brother, at the commandment of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the house of God. 14 And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the porter toward the east, was over the freewill offerings of God, to distribute the oblations of the LORD, and the most holy things [holy of holies]. 15 And next him [And upon his hand] were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their set office, to give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small: 16 Beside their genealogy of males, from three years old and upward, even unto every one that entereth into the house of the LORD, his daily [a day in his day] portion for their service in their charges according to their courses; 17 Both to the genealogy of the priests by the house of their fathers, and the Levites from twenty years old and upward, in their charges by their courses; 18 And to the genealogy of all their little ones, their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, through all the congregation: for in their set office they sanctified themselves in holiness: 19 Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, which were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every several city [city and city], the men that were expressed by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogies among the Levites.
     20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God. 21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.

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