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History of the Hebrew Commonwealth Albert Edward Bailey

History of the Hebrew Commonwealth

Albert Edward Bailey

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230474106
Paperback
108 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... fawn on the conquerorMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... fawn on the conqueror with abject servility. At the same time his observing eye took in an altar of new pattern. Being an expert in matters of ceremonial worship, he had drawings made of it, which he sent to Jerusalem with instructions to duplicate it for the temple. When he returned home he dedicated the new altar personally, and cast Jehovah entirely out of his own shrine. The gods of Assyria were good enough for him! Nevertheless, the Assyrian favor was an expensive luxury. To pay the annual tribute Ahaz was at last forced even to break up the brass furnishings that Solomon had made for the temple. True patriots like Micah and Isaiah must have shed bitter tears as they saw Jehovah dethroned and their king a bankrupt vassal. But they had to weep in secret. Ahaz had no patience with Jehovah-worshippers and patriots. 119. The Last King of Northern Israel. The leading men of Israel, seeing now that they had made a mistake, murdered their king Pekah who had gotten them into this trouble. Hoshea was their tool. He promised Tiglathpileser that he would be loyal, and the Assyrian let him rule over the shrunken kingdom. This favor cost him $300,000 in gold and $2,000,000 in silver--equal to $35,000,000 today! Hosheas loyalty, however, had a time limit. When Tiglath-pileser died Hoshea promptly intrigued with Egypt, which in the degenerate days from Shishak to the present crisis had pretty effectively kept out of world politics. Backed by Egypts promises, Hoshea refused tribute to Assyria- as a matter of fact, he had no money to pay. The new king, Shalmaneser IV, forthwith invaded Israel, defeated the rebels little army, and took Hoshea pris THE LAST KING OF ISRAEL 197 oner. Marching thence to Samaria he besieged it, determining to put an...