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Sect. LXXI. Ben-hadad sends a message to Elisha.
foretels his death, and the succession of Hazael. Ben-
hadad killed by Hazael.

Sect. LXXII. The wicked reign of Jehoram king of Judah.
He slays all his brethren. The Edomites revolt. He
dies miserably.

Sect. LXXIII. The wicked reign of Ahaziah (called also Aza>

riah and Jehoahaz) king of Judah.

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Sect. LXXIV. The reign of Jebu king of Israel. Elisha sends

one of the children of the prophets to anoint him "Je-

horam slain by Jehu. Ahaziah mortally wounded. Je-

zebel thrown from a window. Dogs lick up her blood. 348

Sect. LXXV. The wicked reign of Athaliah queen of Judah.

She destroys all the seed royal except Joash, who is saved
in the temple, and concealed by Jehoiada the priest.
Joash proclaimed king. Athaliah slain.

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Sect, LXXVI. The reign of Joash, or Jehoash, king of Judah.
Jehoiada dies. Zechariah the son of Jehoiada siain. Ha-
zael king of Syria wars against Judah. Joash dies.
Sect. LXXVII. The wicked reign of Jehoahaz king of Israel.
The kingdom of Israel reduced. Jehoahaz dies.
Sect. LXXVIII. The reign of Jehoash, or Joash, king of Israel,
He visits Elisha in his sickness. Elisha dies. The Sy-
rians defeated. Jehoash dies.
Sect. LXXIX. The reign of Amaziah king of Judah. He
numbers his people. War with the Edomites. War with
Israel. Amaziah taken prisoner by Joash. His death.
Sect. LXXX. The reign of Jeroboam II. king of Israel. Israel
delivered by his hand.

Sect. LXXXI. Part of the prophecy of Amos, concerning a
famine and an earthquake. The people of Israel called
upon to repent.

Sect. LXXXII. The reign of Uzziah, or Azariah, king of

Judah. His great prosperity. He burns incense, and is
struck with leprosy. His death.

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Sect. LXXXIV. The reigns of Zachariah and Shallum, kings

of Israel. Their death.

Sect. LXXXV. The history of the prophet Jonah. The Lord
commands him to go to Nineveh. He disobeys and is
swallowed up by a fish. The Lord delivers him."

Sect. LXXXVI. Jonah again sent to Nineveh. The people

repent at his preaching, and are pardoned, Jonah dis-

pleased, He is made sensible of his error.

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Sect. LXXXVII. The reigns of Menahem, Pekaiah, and

Pekah, kings of Israel. Hoshea succeeds to the throne. 393

Sect. LXXXVIII. Part of the prophecy of Hosea. The pro-
phet foretels the downfall of the kingdom of Israel. He
calls upon the people to repent.

Sect. LXXXIX. The reigns of Jotham and Ahaz, kings of
Judah. Jotham's great prosperity. The Ammonites


become tributary to him. Syria and Ephraim con-

federate against Judah. Isaiah encourages Ahaz. The

miraculous birth of Emanuel predicted. The defeat of

the Assyrians foretold, &c.

of Judah carried into captivity by the Syrians.
Sect. XCI. The impiety of Ahaz. He sends part of the
treasure of the Lord's house to the king of Assyria. He
setteth up an altar to idols, burns incense thereon, and
commits abominations. His death.

Sect. XCII. The beginning of the reign of Hezekiah king of
Judah. He cleanses the temple, and reforms public
worship. A covenant made with great solemnity.

Sect. XCIII. Part of the prophecy of Isaiah. The prophet

denounces woes against the people of Israel. He invites

them to turn unto the Lord.


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