Lessons on the Old Testament

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byEphraim Peabody

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867. Excerpt: ... LESSON XX. REVOLT OF THE TEN TRIBES. On the death of Solomon, the people assembled at Shechem, for the purpose of making his son Rehoboam king. The reign of Solomon, though a prosperous, had been in certain respects an oppressive one; and the people demanded of his successor some relief from their burdens as the condition of placing him on the throne. This was refused in contemptnous and threatening terms, and it so excited their indignation that ten tribes renounced their allegiance to him, and elected Jeroboam for their sovereign. Two tribes only, Judah and Benjamin,--often spoken of as one, because of the much greater extent of Judah, and because the capital was situated on the borders of both,--remained faithful to him. This revolt of the ten tribes under Jeroboam led to the permanent division of the great Hebrew monarchy into the two kingdoms of Judah and Israel. Thjs event greatly weakened the power of the Hebrew people, and both nations were plunged into great disasters because of their subsequent unfaithfulness. From the time of Moses, the assurance had been given to the chosen race, that their prosperity would depend on the fidelity of their allegiance to Jehovah. During the latter years of Solomon, idolatry had begun to creep in; but after his death it made far more rapid progress. Before the death of Rehoboam, the idolatrous customs of the heathen had come to be very generally practised, even in Judah. But in the kingdom of Israel the decay of the true religion was much more rapid. The temple was the centre of Hebrew worship, and the faithful were required, three times a year, on the recurrence of the great festivals, to visit Jerusalem. Jeroboam feared that, if his subjects went up to Jerusalem to sacrifice, and still regarded that city and it...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867. Excerpt: ... LESSON XX. REVOLT OF THE TEN TRIBES. On the death of Solomon, the people assembled at Shechem, for the purpose of making his s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217498736

ISBN - 13:9780217498739

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