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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Isaiah 39

Babylon

Summary:
Then the Babylonian king gave Hezekiah a gift, because he had heard that he had recovered. Hezekiah showed the messengers everything. Then Isaiah said that Babylon would one day take his kingdom over. Hezekiah was happy because there would be peace in his lifetime.

Key verse:
6. The time will surely come when everything in your palace, and all that your fathers have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon.

My thoughts:
It's hard to know what to make of this story. Does Babylon take over Israel because of Hezekiah showing them everything, or is it just a coincidence? Is Hezekiah viewed negatively because he is content that it is no him, but his descendants who will suffer?

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