The Sacred History of the Old Testament, Abridged, in the Language of the Bible, by R Barnes

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 152 pages
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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. 1821. Excerpt: ... Samaria and the surrounding Country of Judea. They first demanded to be admitted to build the Temple with the Jews, and being refused, they made application to Artaxerxes, King of Persia, to stop the building, and Artaxerxes issued his decree to that purport to the Samaritans, and they made the Jews to cease by force and power. And the work ceased unto the second year of Darius, King of Persia. Then upon Artaxerxes's death, the Prophets Haggai and Zechariah, prophecied against the Jews that were in Judah. And they rose up with Zerubbabel and proceeeded in the building. And King Darius, the successor of Artaxerxes, made a decree, --let the work of this House of God alone, let the Governor of the Jews and the Electors of the Jews, build this House of God in his place; moreover of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith expences shall be given to these men that they be not hindered. And the House was finished iu the sixth year of Darius the King. Now after these things in the reign of another Artaxerxes, King of Persia, that is fifty-eight years after, in the year before Christ 457: --Artaxerxes, through the favour of Esther, his Queen, who was an heiress, and of whom we shall read more in the Book of Esther, sent up Ezra to go from Babylon to Jerusalem, with the King's decree to all the Treasurers that were beyond the River, that whatsoever Ezra should require of them for the service of the House of God, should be done speedily. And thus said the decree: And thou Ezra after the wisdom of thy God, set Magistrates and Judges which may judge all the People that are beyond the River, all such as know the laws of thy God, and teach ye them that know them not. And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the King, let judgment be executed speedily u...

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