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2018 February 16

Hezekiah - Manasseh - Amon (1511-1512)
Michelangelo (1475-1564)
High Renaissance Style
Cappella Sistina, Vatican, Vatican City, Rome
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Manasseh is represented in today's painting by the figure with his head bowed, depicting Manasseh's repentance. ]


[ 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 33 describes the long, evil reign of Manasseh (687-642 B.C.) and the short, evil reign of Ammon (642-640 B.C.), his son.

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

     Manasseh (687-642 B.C.) began to reign at the age of 12 and reigned for 52 years over Judah. His reign was evil and filled with idolatry and paganism; and he defiled the Temple and the land of Judah with these things (1-9).
     The LORD spoke to Manasseh and to the people, but they would not listen. But when the King of Assyria took Manasseh captive to Babylon, he humbled himself and prayed to the LORD. And the LORD heard him and brought him back ti Jerusalem (10-13).
     Afterward, Manasseh repaired the city of David, strengthened the defenses of the city, put away idols and pagan altars from the Temple and sacrificed to the LORD (14-17).
     The rest of his acts were written in is official court records. And when he died his son Amon reigned in his stead (18-20).
     Amon (642-640 B.C.) reigned for only two years; and he was evil and idolatrous like Manasseh had been. His servants killed him; but the people of the land killed the conspirators; and they made Josiah (640-608 B.C.) his son king (21-25).

     [ Sermons: Maurice Roberts. Various. ]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: 2 Chronicles 33: 2 Kings 20:21; 2 Kings 21:1; 2 Kings 21:2-9; 2 Kings 19:37; 2 Chronicles 32:21; 2 Kings 21:10-26; 2 Kings 23:25; 2 Chronicles 34:1; 2 Kings 21].
     [1] 2 Kings 21:1-10.
     [3] 2 Chronicles 23:17; 2 Chronicles 31:1; 2 Chronicles 32:31.
     [4] 2 Kings 16:10.
     [6] 2 Chronicles 28:3; Leviticus 19:26; Deuteronomy 18:10-11; Jeremiah 44:17-18.
     [7] Deuteronomy 4:16.
     [8] 2 Kings 21:8.
     [10] 2 Kings 21:10-15.
     [11] Isaiah 37:29; Amos 4:2; Job 41:2; 1 Chronicles 4:8; Judges 16:21.
     [12] 2 Chronicles 28:22; Exodus 32:11.
     [13] 1 Chronicles 5:20; 1 Kings 18:39.
     [14] 2 Chronicles 32:5; Nehemiah 3:3; 2 Chronicles 26:9; 2 Chronicles 27:3; 2 Chronicles 17:2; 2 Chronicles 32:6.
     [15] Genesis 35:2; 2 Kings 21:7; 2 Kings 17:16; 2 Chronicles 29:16; 2 Chronicles 30:14; 2 Kings 23:12.
     [16] Jeremiah 3:16.
     [18] 2 Kings 21:17.
     [19] Genesis 25:21; 2 Kings 21:17.
     [20] 2 Kings 21:18.
     [21] 2 Kings 21:19-26.
     [22] 2 Kings 21:21.
     [25] 2 Kings 21:24-26.
     -- 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

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

2 Chronicles Detailed Outline

2 Chronicles 33

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)

16. Manasseh of Judah (2 Chronicles 33:1-20) - {695-642}

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

     1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem: 2 But did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. 3 For built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them. 4 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever. 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 7 And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever: 8 Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses. 9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.
     10 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken. 11 Wherefore the LORD bought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. 12 And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, 13 And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and bought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.
     14 Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height [and he is making her lofty exceedingly], and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah. 15 And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city. 16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel. 17 Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, yet unto the LORD their God only.
     18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel. 19 His prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers. 20 So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.

17. Amon of Judah (2 Chronicles 33:21-25) - {642-640}

     21 Amon was two and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem. 22 But he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as did Manasseh his father: for Amon sacrificed unto all the carved images which Manasseh his father had made, and served them; 23 And humbled not himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but Amon trespassed more and more. 24 And his servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house. 25 But the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king [and they are inducting Josiah his son] in his stead.

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