« PreviousContinue »
Sect. XLVI. The Israelites assemble to crown Rehoboam the
son of Solomon. Ten tribes revolt to Jeroboam,and make
him king over Israel. Rehoboam reigns over Judah. War
betwixt the divided kingdoms.
Sect. XLVII. The reign of Jeroboam king of Israel, He sets
up two golden calves. He offers incense. His hand is
Sect. LV. Elijah is sent to Ahab to foretel rain. He assembles
the people of Israel, and the prophets of Baal, to prove
be put to death. Elijah prophesies the destruction of
Sect. LIX. Ahab and Jehoshaphat form an alliance. False
prophetsdeceive Ahab. Micaiah prophesies against them.
Sect. LX. Jehosha phat reproved for making alliance with
Ahab. He brings the people back to their duty, and
reforms the corruptions of public worship. Sect. LXI. Jehoshaphat makes an alliance with Ahaziah king
of Israel. They send trading vessels to Tarshish and Ezion
fall from a lattice. Elijah prophesies his death. Elijah
destroy him. Ahaziah dies.
chariot. Elisha receives his mantle. Succeeds bim in
his prophetic office. Sect. LXIV. Elisha heals the waters of Jericho. He is mocked
by the children of Bethel. They are slain by bears. Sect. LXV. The beginning of the reign of Jehoram, or Joram,
king of Israel. He makes an alliance with Jehoshaphat
king of Judah. They go against the Moabites. Sect. LXVI. The conclusion of the reign of Jehoshaphat king
of Judah. A great victory over the Moabites and Ammo
nites. A solemn thanksgiving. Jehosha phat dies. Sect. LXVII. Naaman the Syrian general goes to Elisha the
prophet. He is cured of his leprosy. Gehazi the servant
Sect. LXVIII. The reign of Jehoram king of Israel continued.
Ben-hadad king of Syria seeks to destroy Elisha. His
Sect. LXIX. Ben-hadad besieges Samaria. A famine in Sa
maria. · The Syrians defeated. Great spoils taken, 325 Sect. LXX. The widow's oil multiplied. The son of the Shunamite raised to life at the prayer of Elisha. Deadly
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 Ažariah, king of
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,
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 arid Ahaz, kings of
Judah. Jotham's great prosperity. The Ammonites
become tributary to him. Syria and Ephraim con-
federate against Judah.' Isaiah encourages Ahaž. The
miraculous birth of Emanuel predicted. The defeat of
the Assyrianş foretold, &c.
Sect. XC. The wickedness of Ahaz. Numbers of the people,
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. 411
Sect. XCIII. Part of the prophecy of Isaiahı. The prophet
denounces woes against the people of Israel. He invites
thein to turn unto the Lord.