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A. 2 Kings 14.

B. 2 Chron. 25, 26. (Continued.)

(Continued.) the rest of the acts of Amaziah, the rest of the acts of Amaziah,

are they [first and last, behold, are they not written in the book of the not written in the book of . chronicles of] the kings of Judahh?

the kings of Judah 19 And

27 (and Israel]? Now (from the time

that Amaziah did turn away from

they made a following the LORD] they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusa

conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but lem; and he fled to Lachish: but

they sent after him to Lachish, they sent after him to Lachish, 20 and slew him there. And they 28 and slew him there. And they

brought him upon horses : and brought him upon horses, and he was buried [atJerusalem) with buried him

with his fathers in the city of Davidi. his fathers in the city of Judah. 21 And all the people of Judah 26 And all the people of Judah

took Azariahk, who was sixteen took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in years old, and made him king in

the room of his father Amaziah. the room of his father Amaziah. 22 He built Elath, and restored it to 2 He built Eloth, and restored it to

Judah, after that the king slept Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

with his fathers.

(S 38.) A. 2 Kings 15.

B. 2 Chron. 26. (Reign of Jeroboam II, king of Israel.)

(Continuous.) [In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel

began Azariah son of Amaziah 2 king of Judah to reign.] Sixteen 3

Sixteen years old

he when he years old was Uzziah when he began to reign ; and he reigned began to reign ; and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem : fifty and two years in Jerusalem :

and his mother's name was Jeco- and his mother's name was Jechi3 liah a of Jerusalem. And he did 4 liah of Jerusalem. And he did that which was right in the eyes that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that of the LORD, according to all that

his father Amaziah had done. his father Amaziah had done. 4 [Howbeit the high places were

not taken away: the people still

was

h A. has no additional matter, yet we know of no other book giving a combined history of Israel and Judah except A. This may originally have contained some matter which is now missing. i A. 717. B. 7717. LXX agrees with A. k LXX is in favour of Azariah. But compare chap. 15. 32, 34.

§ 38.-. Another reading of B. is Jecholiah.

B. 2 Chron. 26.

A. 2 Kings 15.

(Continued.) sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.]

(Continued.)

(Details concerning Uzziah's

greatness.) 16 [But when he was strong, his

heart was lifted up so that he did corruptly, and he trespassed against the LORD his God; for he went into the temple of the LORD

to burn incense upon the altar of 17 incense. And Azariah the priest

went in after him, and with him

fourscore priests of the LORD, that 18 were valiant men : and they

withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It pertaineth 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 he

had a censer in his hand to burn incense; and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy brake forth in his forehead before the priests in the house of the

LORD, beside the altar of incense. 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 quickly from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, be

cause the LORD had smitten him.] 5 And the LORD smote . . the king, 21 And [Uzziah] the king was

so that he was a leper unto the day a leper unto the lay of his of his death, and dwelt in a several death, and dwelt in a several house.

house, [being a leper; for he was

cut off from the house of the . And Jotham the king's son

LORD:]

and Jotham his son was over the .

househoid, was over the [king's house, judg. judging the people of the land. ing the people of the land. 6 Now the rest of the acts of 22 Now the rest of the acts of Azariah, (and all that he did,] Uzziah,

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are they not [first and last,] did Isaiah the prowritten in the book of the chronicles phet, the son of Amo2, write. of the kings of Judah b?

b While A. refers to the secular annals, B. refers to the work of Isaiah which we possess in A. in a condensed form.

A. 2 Kings 15.

B. 2 Chron. 26. (Continued.)

(Continued.) 7 And Azariah slept with his 23 And Uzziah slept with his fa

fathers; and they buried him with thers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of his fathers in the field of burial which David ;

belonged to the kings ; [for they said, and Jotham his He is a leper :] and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

son reigned in his stead.

(§ 39.) A. 2 Kings 15.

B. 2 Chron. 27. (Reigns of Zechariah, Shallum, Mena. hem, Pekahiah, and Pekah, kings of

(Continuous.) Israel.) 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 Twenty and five years old was Jotham was twenty and five years

he when he began to reign ; old when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem : and his mother's Jerusalem : and his mother's

name was Jerusha the daughter name was Jerushah the daughter 34 of Zadok. And he did that which 2 of Zadok. And he did that which

was right in the eyes of the LORD, was right in the eyes of the LORD, she did) according to all that his

according to all that his 35 father Uzziah had done. Howbeit father Uzziah had done: howbeit

[the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burned incense in the high places].

[he entered not into the temple of the LORD. And the He

3 people did yet corruptly.] He built the upper gate of the house built the upper gate of the house of the LORD.

of the LORD, (and on the wall of 4 Ophel he built much. Moreover

he built cities in the hill country

of Judah, and in the forests he 5 built castles and towers. He

fought also with the king of the children of Ammon, and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year an hundred talents of

§ 39.—~ It is observable that Jerusha terminates with instead of 77, although the final x is usually considered a mark of comparative lateness.

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A. 2 Kings 15.

B. 2 Chron. 27. (Continued.)

(Continued.) silver, and ten thousand measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the chil. dren of Ammon render unto him,

in the second year also, and in 6 the third. So Jotham became

mighty, because he ordered his

ways before the LORD his God.] 36 Now the rest of the acts of 7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, Jotham, and all his wars, and his

are they not written in ways, [behold,]they are written in the book b of (the chronicles of] the book of the kings of

Judah ? the kings of [Israel and] Judah. 37 [In those days the LORD began to

send against Judah Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah.]

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[He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign,

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and reigned sixteen years in 38

And Jotham slept 9 Jerusalem.] And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers, and they buried [with his fathers) in the city him

in the city of David (his father] : and Ahaz of David :

and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

his son reigned in his stead.

($ 40.) A. 2 Kings 16.

B. 2 Chron. 28. (Continuous.)

(Continuous.) [In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah Ahaz

the son of Jotham king of Judah 2 began to reign.] Ahaz was twenty

Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign ; years old when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: and he did not that Jerusalem : and he did not that which was right in the eyes of which was right in the eyes of the LORD [his God] like David the LORD,

like David 3 his father. But he walked in the 2 his father: but he walked in the way of the kings of Israel,

ways of the kings of Israel, (and

made also molten images for the 3 Baalim. Moreover he burnt in

cense in the valley of the son of · [yea, ] and made his son Hinnom,] and burnt his

b Here again we have proof that the original A. document must have been fuller than it is now.

A. 2 Kings 16.

B. 2 Chron. 28.

(Continued.)

(Continued.) to pass through a the fire, according sons in the fire, according to to the abominations ofthe heathen, the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out [from] whom the LORD cast out

before the children of Israel. before the children of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and burnt in- 4 And he sacrificed and burnt in

cense in the high places, and on cense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green the hills, and under every green tree.

tree. 5 [Then Rezin king of Syria and

Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him b? (Ahaz defeated by Syrians and by

Israelites, who are rebuked by 6 At that time Rezin king of Syria Oded and forced to restore the

recovered Elath to Syria, and captives.)
drave the Jews from Elath: and
the Syrians came to Elath, and

dwelt there, unto this day.] 7 So . . Ahaz sent (messengers] 16 At that time did [king] Ahaz

to [Tiglath-pileser) king of As send . unto. the kings of As. syria, [saying, I am thy servant

syria to help him. and thy son: come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, which rise up against me.]

17 [For again the Edomites had

come and smitten Judah, and 18 carried away captives. The Philis.

tines also had invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with the towns thereof, and Timnah with the towns thereof, Gimzo also and

the towns thereof: and they 19 dwelt there. For the LORD

brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel ; for he had dealt wantonly in Judah, and

trespassed sore against the LORD. 20 And Tilgath-pilneser king of As.

syria came unto him, and dis

tressed him, but strengthened And Ahaz took the 21 him not.] For Ahaz took away silver and gold that was found in a portion out of the house of the

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b But they inflicted terrible defeats, destroying at least a third of the Judean army. The literal rendering of the text is, and they could not fight;' and so LXX. Perhaps the meaning is that the Judeans could not face their enemies.

c Tiglath is changed to Tilgath for euphony's sake. Compare Almug for Algum. There is no linguistic reason for inserting n in Pilneser. It is probably a mark of lateness.

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