Kings Of Israel & Judah Manasseh (Slideshare)

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Kings Of Israel & Judah Manasseh (Slideshare)

  1. 1. Laindon Bible Class 22 April 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Humble repentance </li></ul><ul><li>[only mentioned in Chronicles] </li></ul><ul><li>Abhorrent wickedness </li></ul><ul><li>[Judah’s most evil king?] </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Born to King Hezekiah during the 15 year extension to his life </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps this is reflected in Manasseh’s name (“causing to forget”, “to cause to forget”), Hezekiah’s illness having been put away </li></ul><ul><li>Manasseh came to the throne at just 12 years of age* </li></ul><ul><li>He had the longest reign of any King of Israel or Judah (yet the scriptural account of him is short) </li></ul><ul><li>First King of Judah** to experience entire reign with no northern Kingdom of Israel (which came to an end during the reign of Hezekiah, around 709 BC) </li></ul>** i.e. After division of Kingdom into two parts: southern kingdom of Judah and northern kingdom of Israel * Was probably a period of co-regency at end of Hezekiah’s life and prior to Manasseh’s 12 th year (to fit with years up to accession of Jehoiachin)
  4. 5. <ul><li>Manasseh and the Lord Jesus Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Manasseh actually undid his Father’s acts... </li></ul>
  5. 6. No less than 12 specific acts of wrongdoing / sin mentioned, a horrific catalogue (note: “my name”) As per one commentator ’The Nero of Palestine’
  6. 7. No vestige to remain, dish to be emptied fully out
  7. 9. <ul><li>The next verses in the 2 Kings account cover the death of King Manasseh (and the accession of his son Amon)... </li></ul><ul><li>Is there anything else to say about our subject? </li></ul>
  8. 11. According to Jewish tradition Manasseh taken captive in the 22 nd year of reign “ Among the thorns” is in NKJV “with hooks” “ King of Assyria” but “Babylon” (?) Esarhaddon (681 – 669 BC) rebuilt and elevated this city, having put down the Chaldeans
  9. 12. <ul><li>Deferral of punishment (Divine longsuffering) </li></ul><ul><li>Compare with God’s longsuffering in our own day and age... () </li></ul>
  10. 14. <ul><li>Not buried alongside the pre-eminent kings: </li></ul><ul><li>A lower form of burial, perhaps linking with his former acts </li></ul><ul><li>Son Amon the 5 th shortest of the reigns of a King of Judah (just 2 years) </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><li>Faithfulness is not by blood line ( Hezekiah > Mana sseh > Amon > Josiah ) </li></ul><ul><li>When acts of idolatry are performed these are against God’s own name </li></ul><ul><li>If not differentiating one’s self from the heathen then will be punished like them </li></ul><ul><li>Some seeming asymmetries in scripture can in themselves contain patterns (Kings vs. Chron.) </li></ul><ul><li>God is very merciful and provides ample time </li></ul>

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