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Bible History OT Vol 7

Bible History OT Vol 7

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by Alfred Edersheim
B o o k s Fo r Th e A g e s
AGES Software Albany, OR USAVersion 1.0 © 1997
 
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 THE BIBLE HISTORY
VOLUME 7
 THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL AND JUDAHFROM THE DECLINE OF THE TWO KINGDOMS TO THE ASSYRIAN AND BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY
 
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PREFACE
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volume herewith introduced to the reader brings, according to theoriginal plan of the series, this
Bible History
to a close. This circumstancenaturally suggests a retrospect, however brief. In the Prefaces to precedingvolumes, the chief characteristics of each period were successivelysketched, and the questions indicated to which they gave rise, as well asthe special points in respect of which the treatment of one part of thisHistory differed from another. The period over which the present volumeextends that from the decline to the fall of the Kingdoms of Judah andIsrael can scarcely be said to have any distinguishing features of itsown. It is the natural outcome and the logical conclusion of the historywhich had preceded. It means that this History, as presented in HolyScripture, is one and consistent in all its parts; or, to put it otherwise, thatwhat God had from the first said and done with reference to Israel wastrue. Thus, as always, even the judgments of God point to His largermercies.In two respects, however, this period differs from the others, and itshistory required a somewhat different treatment. It was the period duringwhich most of the great prophets, whose utterances are preserved in thebooks that bear their names, lived and wrought, and over which theyexercised a commanding influence. And never more clearly than in thisperiod does it appear how the prophet, as the messenger of God,combined the twofold function of preaching to his own and, in a sense, toevery future generation, and of intimating the wider purposes of God inthe future. There is not in the prophetic utterances recorded any one seriesof admonitions, warnings, or even denunciations which does not lead up toan announcement of the happy prophetic future promised. In this respectprophecy has the same fundamental characteristic as the Book of Psalms,in which, whatever the groundnote, every hymn passes into the melody of thanksgiving and praise. This similarity is due to the fact that, in theirScriptural aspect, the progress of outward teaching and the experience of the inner life are ever in accordance. On the other hand, there is not in theprophetic writings any utterance in regard to the future which has not itsroot, and, in a sense, its starting point in the history of the time. Theprophet, so to speak, translates the vernacular of the present into theDivine language of the future, and he interprets the Divine sayings

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