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agement at the Report of the Spies Revolt of Dathan

and Abirain Korah Punished for Claiming Priestly

Rights — The Plague, and the Budding of Aaron's Rod.

VI. FROM KADESH TO THE EAST OF JORDAN

129

The Edomites Refuse Israel Passage — Death of Aaron

The Brazen Serpent Defeat of Sibon and Og — Balak
and Balaam Moabites and Midianites corrupt Israel

Joshua appointed Moses' Successor Settlement of
Reuben and Gad - Death of Moses.

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VII. THE INVASION OF CANAAN.

145

The Summons to Conquest -- Rahab and the Spies — Pas-

sage of the Jordan

Circuincision at Gilgal — The Fall

of Jericho - The Sin of Achan - Ai Taken by Ambuscade

The Gibeonites Secure a Treaty Defeat of Five
Amorite Kings — Allotments of Land to the Tribes -

Joshua's Farewell — The Conquest Incomplete.

VIII. THE JUDGES

167

Explanation of Israel's Fortunes during the Period of Settle-

ment Othniel — Ehud, Deliverer from Eglon the Mo-

abite — Deborah and Barak, Deliverers from Sisera -

Gideon, Deliverer from the Midianites - Abimelech

Jephthah, Deliverer from the Aminonites — Samson and
the Philistines Micah's Idols and the Migration of the
Danites — The Outrage at Gibeah - Punishment of the
Benjamites — Ruth the Moabitess - Birth and Consecra-
tion of Samuel Eli's Wicked Sons - The Call of Samuel

- The Ark anong the Philistines.

IX. THE EARLY MONARCHY

222

1. Saul.

Saul Anointed by Samuel — The Deliverance from the

Philistines — David Anointed by Samuel — David as Saul's

Harper - David and Goliath - Saul's Jealousy of David

- David and Jonathan David a Fugitive — Saul's Re-

venge on the Priests of Nob — David Spares Saul's Life

David and Abigail - David among the Philistines

David and the Amalekite Raid Saul and the Witch

of En-dor — The Death of Saul and Jonathan — David's

Lament for Saul and Jonathan.

2. David.

David King at Hebron ; Ish baal at Mahanaim - Civil War

- Abner's Defection and Death - Murder of Ishbaal

David made King of Israel — War with the Philistines

- Capture of Jerusalem – The Ark_brought to Jeru-

salem David's Dynasty Assured – David's Court and

Chief. Warriors Execution of Saul's Sons - David's

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Kindness to Meribbaal - David's Census and its Conse-

quences - David's Wars of Conquest - David and Bath-

sheba Absalom Revenges Tamar - The Pardon of

Absalom Absalom's Rebellion David's Return-

Sheba’s Revolt - Adonijah's Intrigue for the Succession

· Death of David.

3. Solomon.

The Removal of Solomon's Opponents — Solomon's Wis-

dom — Prosperity of the Kingdom - The Building of the

Temple - The Temple Furnishings - Dedication of the

Temple - Solomon's Palace — Solomon's Resources and

Wealth - Visit of the Queen of Sheba - Solomon's Apos-

tasy - Solomon's Enemies and Death.

X. NORTHERN ISRAEL TO THE FALL OF SAMARIA 329

Revolt of the Northern Tribes -Jeroboam's Religious In-

novations – The Prophecy against the Altar of Beth-el-

Ahijah's Prophecy Nadab Baasha Elah — Zimri

Omri - Elijah and the Drought - Elijah and the
Prophets of Baal — Elijah at Horeb — The Call of Eli-
sha - Ahab and Naboth Deliverance of Samaria
Defeat of the Syrians at Aphek — The Death of Abab
Ahaziah — Jehoram — The Translation of Elijah — The
Healing of the Waters of Jericho - Elisha and the
Mocking Children – The Widow's Oil — Elisha Provides
Food for the Prophets - The Lost Axe-head The Shu-
nammite's Son — The Shunammite's Property Restored -
Healing

of Naaman the Leper — The War with Moab -
Elisha Entraps the Syrians — Samaria Delivered from
Siege — Elisha and Hazael — Jehu's Revolution — The
Reign of Jehu — Jehoahaz - Jehoash — Death of Elisha

Victories of Jehoash Jeroboam II - Zechariah
Shallum - Menahem - Pekahiah Pekah Hoshea

The Fall of Samaria — Origin of the Samaritans.

XI. JUDAH TO JEHOIACHIN'S RELEASE

382

Rehoboam Abijam Asa Jehoshaphat Joram

Abaziah — Athaliah's Usurpation -- Joash Repairs the

Temple - The Decline of Joash Amaziah - Uzziah -

The Call of Isaiah - Jotham Abaz - Hezekiah's Re-

forms — Hezekiah's Sickness - Embassy of Merodach-

baladan- Sennacherib's Invasion of Judah - Manasseh

Amon - Josiah and the Discovery of the Law-Book

- The Great Reformation Josiah's Death --Jehoabaz

— Jeremiah's Preaching and Trial — The Writing of

Jeremiah's Prophecies — The Reign of Jehoiakim

Jehoiachin and the First Captivity of Judah — Zedekiah's

Rebellion — The Treatment of the Hebrew Slaves

Jeremiah's Imprisonment

The Fall of Jerusalem

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ILLUSTRATIONS

DIAGRAM SHOWING EARLY HEBREW CONCEPTION OF THE

UNIVERSE .

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BABYLONIAN CYLINDER-SEAL IMPRESSION, SUGGESTING THE

STORY OF THE FALL

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BABYLONIAN ZIKKURAT

Adapted from Perrot and Chipiez: Histoire de l'art dans

l'antiquité, vol. ij

HAMMURABI

21

RAMSES II

80

EARLY EGYPTIAN REPRESENTATION OF A SEMITIC CAPTIVE
AT LABOR.
From Spiegelberg: Der Aufenthalt Israels in Ägypten

83

MERNEPTAH .

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99

EGYPTIAN CHARIOT

From Rosellini : Monumenti dell'Egitto e della Nubia.

vol. i (plate cv)

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AMORITES (RELIEF ON A PYLON OF THE RAMESSEUM) . 121

From Maspero : Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'orient clas

sique, vol. ü

128

CANAANITE WOMAN FROM ASHKELON

From Benzinger : Hebräische Archäologie

167

TERRA-COTTA FIGURE OF ASHTART

From Perrot and Chipiez : op. cit., vol. iii

CYLINDER-SEAL IMPRESSION, SHOWING ASHERAH AND SA-
CRED TREE

169 From Obnefalsch-Richter : Kypros (plate xxx)

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402

SCULPTURED BOUNDARY-STONE OF MERODACH-BALADAN

From Gressmann: Altorientalische Texte und Bilder, vol. ii

SENNACHERIB RECEIVING THE SPOIL OF LACHISH

403

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ASSYRIAN CHARIOT OF THE TIME OF SENNACHERIB

405 Based on Layard: Monuments of Nineveh, 2d series (plate xlii)

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SILVER TETRADRACHM WITH HEAD OF ANTIOCHUS EPI-
PHANES.

491

CANDLESTICK FROM THE TEMPLE AS SHOWN ON THE ARCH
OF TITUS

493

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