The History of the Governments
of Israel and Judah

Lesson Seven

The Subject Material Of This Lesson is divided into five parts.

Part One:  Concerning Jeroboam, King of Israel, and Jonah, the prophet; and how, after the death of Jeroboam, his son Zechariah took the government; How Uzziah, King of Jerusalem, subdued the nations that were round about him; And what befell him when he attempted to offer incense to God.

 Part Two: How Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, and Pekah, took the government over the Israelites; and how Pul and Tiglath-pileser made an expedition against the Israelites; how Jotham, the son of Uzziah, Reigned over the tribe of Judah; and what things Nahum prophesied against the Assyrians.

 Part Three: How, upon the death of Jotham, Ahaz reigned in his stead; against whom Rezin, King of Syria, and Pekah, King of Israel, made war; and how Tiglath-pileser, King of Assyria, came to the assistance of Ahaz, and laid Syria waste, and removing the Damascens into Media, placed other nations in their room. 

Part Four: How Pekah died by the treachery of Hoshea, who was a little after subdued by Shalmaneser; and how Hezekiah reigned instead of Azah; and what actions of piety and justice he did.

 Part Five: How Shalmaneser took Samaria by force, and how he transplanted the ten tribes into media, and brought the nation of the Cutheans into their country (in their room.)

The Antiquities Of The Jews: By Josephus. In these lessons we will hear the witness of the historian Josephus (Joseph Ben Mattias). His father was a Levite and his mother was of the tribe of Judah. During his life he was a priest, general, prisoner, and later a Roman citizen and author. He lived from 37 A.D. to about 100 A.D. His writings are available in any Christian Book Store. We will present Josephus account parallel to the Bible's account.

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Part One:   Concerning Jeroboam, King of Israel, and Jonah, the prophet; and how, after the death of Jeroboam, his son Zechariah took the government; How Uzziah, King of Jerusalem, subdued the nations that were round about him; And what befell him when he attempted to offer incense to God.

In the 15th year of Amaziah of Judah
Jeroboam II Becomes King Of Israel

History of Israel

2 Kings 14:23-29

Josephus: Book 9, Chapter 10, Section 1

 (23) In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, {and reigned} forty and one years.

(24) And he did {that which was} evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

(25) He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which {was} of Gathhepher.

(26) For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, {that it was} very bitter: for {there was} not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

(27) And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

(28) Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, {which belonged} to Judah, for Israel, {are} they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

(29) And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, {even} with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.

1. In the fifteenth year of the reign of Amaziah, Jeroboam the son of Joash reigned over Israel in Samaria forty years.

This king was guilty of contumely against God, and became very wicked in worshipping of idols, and in many undertakings that were absurd and foreign.

He was also the cause of ten thousand misfortunes to the people of Israel.

Now one Jonah, a prophet, foretold to him that he should make war with the Syrians,  and conquer their army,and enlarge the bounds of his kingdom on the northern parts, to the city Hamath, and on the southern, to the lake Asphaltitis; for the bounds of the Canaanites originally were these, as Joshua their general had determined them.

So Jeroboam made an expedition against the Syrians, and overran all their country, as Jonah had foretold.

 Section 2 is about Jonah and his trip to Nineveh.

In the 27th year of Jeroboam II of Israel,
Azariah-Uzziah Becomes King Of Judah

History of Judah

2 Kings 14:21-22, 15:1-4

2 Chronicles 26:1-15

Josephs: Book 9
Chapter 10, Sect 3

(21) And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which {was} sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

(22) He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

(1) In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

(2) Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name {was} Jecholiah of Jerusalem.

(3) And he did {that which was} right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

(4) Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

 

(1) Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who {was} sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.

(2) He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

(3) Sixteen years old {was} Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also {was} Jecoliah of Jerusalem.

(4) And he did {that which was} right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah did.

(5) And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.

(6) And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and brake down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines.

(7) And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gurbaal, and the Mehunims.

(8) And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad {even} to the entering in of Egypt; for he strengthened {himself} exceedingly.

(9) Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning {of the wall}, and fortified them.

(10) Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen {also}, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.

(11) Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, {one} of the king's captains.

(12) The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men of valour {were} two thousand and six hundred.

(13) And under their hand {was} an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.

(14) And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and Habergeons, and bows, and slings {to cast} stones.

(15) And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvelously helped, till he was strong.

3. When Jeroboam the king had passed his life in great happiness, and had ruled forty years, he died, and was buried in Samaria, and his son Zechariah took the kingdom.

After the same manner did Uzziah, the son of Amaziah, begin to reign over the two tribes in Jerusalem in the fourteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam.

He was born of Jecoliah, his mother, who was a citizen of Jerusalem.

He was a good man, and by nature righteous and magnanimous, and very laborious in taking care of the affairs of his kingdom.

He made an expedition also against the Philistines, and overcame them in battle, and took the cities of Gath and Jabneh, and brake down their walls; after which expedition, he assaulted those Arabs that adjoined to Egypt.

He also built a city upon the Red Sea, and put a garrison into it.

He after this overthrew the Ammonites, and appointed that they should pay tribute.

He also overcame all countries as far as the bounds of Egypt, and then began to take care of Jerusalem itself for the rest of his life; for he rebuilt and repaired all those parts of the wall which had either fallen down by length of time, or by the carelessness of the kings his predecessors, as well as all that part which had been thrown down by the king of Israel, when he took his father Amaziah prisoner, and entered with him into the city.

Moreover, he built a great many towers, of one hundred and fifty cubits high, and built walled towns in desert places, and put garrisons into them, and dug many channels for conveyance of water.

He had also many beasts for labor, and an immense number of cattle; for his country was fit for pasturage.

He was also given to husbandry, and took care to cultivate the ground, and planted it with all sorts of plants, and sowed it with all sorts of seeds.

He had also about him an army composed of chosen men, in number three hundred and seventy thousand, who were governed by general officers and captains of thousands; who were men of valor and of unconquerable strength, in number two thousand.

He also divided his whole army into bands and armed them, giving every one a sword, with brazen bucklers and breastplates, with bows and slings; and besides these, he made for them many engines of war for besieging of cities, such as cast stones and darts, with grapplers, and other instruments of that sort.

Azariah-Uzziah's Idolatry

History of Judah

2 Kings 15:5-7

2 Chronicles 26:16-23

Josephs: Book 9, Chapter 10, Section 4

(5) And the Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's son {was} over the house, judging the people of the land.

(6) And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, {are} they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

(7) So Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

Comment: All too often a young king will do that which is right in the sight of the Lord. But when God rewards him with wealth and power, far too often, he ends up just like Azariah-Uzziah. Would we end up the same way if were given power and wealth?

Isaiah 6

1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,

12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

(16) But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to {his} destruction: for he transgressed against the Lord his God, and went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense upon the altar of incense.

(17) And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the Lord, {that were} valiant men:

(18) And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, {It appertaineth} not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the Lord, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither {shall it be} for thine honour from the Lord God.

(19) Then Uzziah was wroth, and {had} a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the Lord, from beside the incense altar.

(20) And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he {was} leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the Lord had smitten him.

(21) And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, {being} a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the Lord: and Jotham his son {was} over the king's house, judging the people of the land.

(22) Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.*

(23) So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial which {belonged} to the kings; for they said, He {is} a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

 

4. While Uzziah was in this state, and making preparations (for futurity,) he was corrupted in his mind by pride, and became insolent, and this on account of that abundance which he had of things that will soon perish, and despised that power which is of eternal duration, (Which consisted in piety towards God, and in the observation of his laws;) so he fell by the occasion of the good success of his affairs, and was carried headlong into those sins of his father, which the splendor of that prosperity he enjoyed, and the glorious actions he had done, led him into, while he was not able to govern himself well about them.

Accordingly, when a remarkable day was come, and a general festival was to be celebrated, he put on the holy garment, and went into the temple to offer incense to God upon the golden altar, which he was prohibited to do by Azariah the highest priest, who had fourscore priests with him, and who told him that it was not lawful for him to offer sacrifice, and that none besides the posterity of Aaron were permitted so to do.

And when they cried out, that he must go out of the temple, and not transgress against God, he was wroth at them, and threatened to kill them, unless they would hold their peace.

In the meantime, a great earthquake shook the ground,* and a rent was made in the temple, and the bright rays of the sun shone through it, and fell upon the king's face, insomuch that the leprosy seized upon him immediately; and before the city, at a place called Eroge, half the mountain broke on from the rest on the west, and rolled itself four furlongs, and stood still at the east mountain, till the roads, as well as the king's gardens, were spoiled by the obstruction.

* Just wondering: The earthquake mentioned by Josephus is referred to in Zechariah 14:5.

The earthquake took place as a civil leader not a religious leader, stood in the temple of God committing an abomination.

 Could Azariah-Uzziah's act been a type of the abomination that makes desolate standing in the holy place mentioned in Daniel 11:31, 12:11, Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14?

Now, as soon as the priests saw that the king's face was infected with the leprosy, they told him of the calamity he was under, and commanded that he should go out of the city as a polluted person.

Hereupon he was so confounded at the sad distemper, and sensible that he was not at liberty to contradict, that he did as he was commanded, and underwent this miserable and terrible punishment for an intention beyond what befitted a man to have, and for that impiety against God which was implied therein.

So he abode out of the city four some time, and lived a private life, while his son Jotham took the government; after which he died with grief and anxiety at what had happened and reigned of them fifty-two; and was buried by himself in his own gardens.

Part Two:  How Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, and Pekah, took the government over the Israelites; and how Pul and Tiglath-pileser made an expedition against the Israelites; how Jotham, the son of Uzziah, Reigned over the tribe of Judah; and what things Nahum prophesied against the Assyrians.

While Azariah-Uzziah is king of Judah,
Zacahariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, and Pekah
take turns being King of Israel.

History of Israel

2 Kings 15:8-31

Josephus: Book 9, Chapter 11, Section I

(8) In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.

(9) And he did {that which was} evil in the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

(10) And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

(11) And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they {are} written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

(12) This {was} the word of the Lord which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth {generation}. And so it came to pass.

(13) Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria.

(14) For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

(15) And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they {are} written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

(16) Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that {were} therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not {to him}, therefore he smote {it; and} all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.

(17) In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, {and reigned} ten years in Samaria.

(18) And he did {that which was} evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

(19) {And} Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.

(20) And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, {even} of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not there in the land.

(21) And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, {are} they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

(22) And Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead.

(23) In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, {and reigned} two years.

(24) And he did {that which was} evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

(25) But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.

(26) And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they {are} written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

(27) In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, {and reigned} twenty years.

(28) And he did {that which was} evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

(29) In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.

(30) And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.

(31) And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they {are} written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

1. Now when Zechariah, the son of Jeroboam, had reigned six months over Israel, he was slain by the treachery of a certain friend of his, whose name was Shallum, the son of Jabesh, who took the kingdom afterward, but kept it no longer than thirty days; for Menahem, general of his army, who was at that time in the city of Tirzah, and heard of what had befallen Zechariah, removed thereupon with all his forces to Samaria, and joining battle with Shallum, slew him: and when he had made himself king, he went thence, and came to the city Tiphsah: but the citizens that were in it shut their gates, and barred them against the king, and would not admit him; but in order to be avenged on them, he burnt the country round about it, and took the city by force, upon a siege; and being very much displeased at what the inhabitants of Tiphsah had done, he slew them all, and spared not so much as the infants, without omitting the utmost instances of cruelty and barbarity; for he used such severity upon his own countrymen, as would not be pardonable with regard to strangers who had been conquered by him.

And after this manner it was that this Menahem continued to reign with cruelty and barbarity for ten years; but when Pul, king of Assyria, had made an expedition against him, he did not think meet to fight or engage in battle with the Assyrians, but he persuaded him to accept of a thousand talents of silver, and to go the multitude collected for Menahem, by exacting fifty drachmae as poll-money for every head; after which he died, and was buried in Samaria, and left his son Pekahiah his successor in the kingdom, who followed the barbarity of his father, and so ruled but two years only, after which he was slain with his friends at a feast, by the treachery of one Pekah, the general of his horse, and the son of Remaliah, who had laid snares for him.

Now this Pekah held the government twenty years, and proved a wicked man and a transgressor.

But the king of Assyria, whose name was Tiglath-Pileser, when he had made an expedition against the Israelites, and had overrun all the land of Gilead, and the region beyond Jordan, and the adjoining country, which is called Galilee, and Kadesh, and Hazor, he made the inhabitants prisoners, and transplanted them into his own kingdom.

And so much shall suffice to have related here concerning the king of Assyria.

In the 2nd year of Pekah
Jotham Becomes The King Of Judah

History of Judah

2 Kings 15:32-38

2 Chronicles 27:1-9

Josephus: Book 9
Chapter 11, Section 2

(32) In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.

(33) Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name {was} Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.

(34) And he did {that which was} right in the sight of the Lord: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

(35) Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

(36) Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, {are} they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

(37) In those days the Lord began to send against Judah Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah.

(38) And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

(1) Jotham {was} twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also {was} Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok.

(2) And he did {that which was} right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.

(3) He built the high gate of the house of the Lord, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

(4) Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

(5) He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year an hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon pay unto him, both the second year, and the third.

(6) So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.

(7) Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they {are} written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.

(8) He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.

(9) And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

2. Now Jotham, the son of Uzziah, reigned over the tribe of Judah in Jerusalem, being a citizen thereof by his mother, whose name was Jerusha.

This king was not defective in any virtue, but was religious towards God, and virtue, but was religious towards God, and righteous towards men, and careful of the good of the city, (for what part soever wanted to be repaired or adorned, he magnificently repaired and adorned them.)

He also took care of the foundations of the cloisters in the temple, and repaired the walls that were fallen down, and built very great towers, and such as were almost impregnable; and if anything else in his kingdom had been neglected, he took great care of it.

He also made an expedition against the Ammonites, and overcame them in battle, and ordered them to pay tribute, a hundred talents, and ten thousand cori of wheat, and as many of barely, every year, and so augmented his kingdom that his enemies could not despise it; and his own people lived happily.

Section 3 is about, Now there was at that time a prophet, whose name was Nahum, who spake after this manner concerning the overthrow of the Assyrians and of Nineveh:

 

This is a good time to read Isaiah Chapters 1 - 5.

Notice that Isaiah chapter one describes present conditions within the kingdoms of Israel and Judah.

Chapter Two describes what Isaiah saw concerning the future restoration.

Verse 2 of Chapter 2 could refer to the United States of America off to a good start only to corrupt itself as you see happening today.

 

 

 

Questions

Question #1: In Isaiah 1:10 what are the people and leaders to give ear unto?

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Question #2: In Isaiah 1 what were the capital cities of Israel and Judah called?

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Question #3: According to Revelation 11:8, where was Christ slain?

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Question #4: Regarding Isaiah 1:15, why would God not hear their prayers? See Proverbs 28:9

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Question #5: Isaiah 1:1-23 describe the present situation in Israel and Judah during the reign of Amaziah-Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. Verses 24 describes the coming judgment.

Chapter 2 prophesies a future restoration. Many times the prophets follow these three steps.

(1) the present situation.

(2) the coming judgment.

(3) a future restoration.

In Isaiah 2:2 great nations are called mountains, lesser nations are called hills. What is the later day nation described in Isaiah 2:29 and Micah 4?

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Question #6: In times past the United States was full of ma and pa stores. Thousands of restaurants, all different. You might say, as in Micah 4:4 each sat under his vine and under his fig tree. Today, ma and pa work for the chain stores. Does God approve of chain stores such as K-Mart, Pizza Hut and McDonalds?

      (  ) Yes.      (  ) No. (Isaiah 5:8)

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