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HISTORICAL INTERVAL.

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HISTORICAL INTERVAL

BETWEEN THE

OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS;

ILLUSTRATING THE PAITAFULNESS OF GOD TO HIS PEOPLE, THE

FULFILMENT OF PROPHECY, ETC, ETC.

Designed chiefly for the use of Young Persons.

BY THE

AUTHOR OF “ A SPONSOR'S GIFT."

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY HATCHARD AND SON,

PICCADILLY.

1830.

124. E.

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CONTENTS.

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rable end. Jehoiachin his successor taken by Nebuchad-

nezzar, and sent captive to Babylon. Important events

which happened at this time in other nations. Birth of

Cyaxares or Darius the Mede, and of Cyrus prince of

Persia. Reflections

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LETTER IV.

Reign of Zedekiah the last king of Judah. God's gracious

declarations respecting those who were gone into capti-

vity. Jeremiah foretels the exaltation of Nebuchad-

nezzar, and the subjection of the nations by him. Coun-

sels Zedekiah to submit. Death of the false prophets

Hananiah, Ahab, and Zedekiah, A true prophet (Ezekiel)

raised up among the captives at Babylon. Obduracy of

Zedekiah—he rebels against Nebuchadnezzar. Siege of

Jerusalem. Remarkable prophecies. Zedekiah's unbelief 15

LETTER V.

Jeremiah, in prison, is comforted by God's promise of res-

toration to Judah; and by revelations of future blessings

through Christ the Branch of Righteousness. Zedekiah,

deserted by his ally Pharaoh Hophra, inquires the will of

the Lord, who answers by his prophet. Jeremiah is cast

into the dungeon. His deliverance. Famine in Jeru.

salem. The city taken. Zedekiah attempting to escape,

is made prisoner. Practical improvement .

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