Class Notes on Sacred History
Volume II: First Samuel through Nehemiah.
J. W. McGarvey (1893)
Table of Contents
- From the Fall of Israel to the Fall of Judah. 2 Kings 18:1-25:30; 2 Chron. 29:1-36:23.
- The Chronology of Judah.
FROM THE FALL OF ISRAEL TO THE FALL OF JUDAH.
II. Ki. xviii. 1-xxv. 30; II. Chron. xxix. 1-xxxvi. 23.
§ I. THE REIGN OF HEZEKIAH.II. Ki. xviii. 1-xx. 21; II. Chron. xxix. 1-xxxii. 33.
1. Religious Character of His Reign. xviii. 1-6.
- How old was Ahaz when Hezekiah was born? 1, 2, cf. xvi. 2.
- Where had the brazen serpent been kept? 4.
2. His Military Movements, and the Captivity of Israel. 7-12.
- Why need to smite the Philistines? 8.
- Why was he under Assyria? 7, 8, cf. xvi. 7-9.
3. He Is Forced To Renew the Tribute. 13-16.
- Who was Sennacherib? 13.
- Why was he at Lachish? 14.
- What account of this invasion left by Sennacherib himself? See Rawlinson: G. A. Smith, 309.
- What preparation made by Hezekiah? II. Chron. xxxii. 1-8.
4. The Surrender of Jerusalem Demanded by Sennacherib. 17-27.
- What of the names of these officers? See Rawlinson.
- What the conduit of the upper pool? 17; Lands of the Bible, 196, 197.
- What the fuller's field? 17.
- Why the allusions to Egypt in Rabshakeh's speech? 21, 23, 24.
- Why that to the high places and altars? 22.
- Why claim that Jehovah had sent him? 25.
- Why ask him to speak in the Syrian language? 26.
5. Rabshakeh's Speech to the People on the Wall. 28-37. 
- Meaning of the inducements offered? 31, 32.
- Point in the reference to other gods? 32-35.
- Why no response from the people? 36.
- Why Hezekiah's officers so distressed? 37.
- Why this demand for surrender made so soon after renewal of the tribute? 21, cf. Is. xxx. 1-5; xxxi. 1-9.
6. The King Consults the Prophet. xix. 1-7.
- Why go into the house of the Lord? 1.
- Why ask the prayer of Isaiah? 4.
7. Sennacherib Sends a Letter to Hezekiah. 8-13.
- Why the letter sent? 9.
- Why think Hezekiah was trusting in his God? 10.
8. The Letter Is Laid Before the Lord. 14-19.
- Why spread the letter before the Lord? 14.
- On what was it written?
- Ground of Hezekiah's plan? 19.
9. An Answer through the Prophet. 20-34.
- Why the allusion to Lebanon and its cedars? 23.
- Meaning of remark about strange waters and rivers? 24.
- Point in the mention of hook and bridle? 28.
- Why say a remnant? 31, cf. 13; Rawlinson.
- Why the city to be saved? 34.
10. The Prediction Fulfilled. 35-37.
- How were they smitten? 35.
- Why did Sennacherib retreat? 36.
- Repeat Byron's poem on this.
- How long till Sennacherib's death? See Rawlinson. [Seventeen years.]
11. Hezekiah's Sickness. xx. 1-11. 
- When did this occur? 6, cf. xviii. 2, 13.
- How then is the expression, "in those days" employed? 1, cf. xix. 37.
- Why so distressed? 2, 3, cf. Is. xxxviii. 9-20.
- Why the lump of figs? 7.
- How the shadow made to move? 11.
12. An Ambassage from Babylon. 12-19.
- Was this before or after Sennacherib's invasion? 12, cf. xviii. 14, 15.
- Purpose of the letters and the present? 12, cf. II. Chron. xxxii. 31.
- Hezekiah's purpose in showing his treasures? 13.
- What ground for the prediction?
- Why say, "Good is the word," etc.? 19.
13. The Rest of Hezekiah's Acts. 20, 21.
- Other particulars of his pool and conduit. II. Chron. xxxii. 30.
- Describe the pool. Lands of the Bible, 197, 198.
- How much of this account of Hezekiah's reign is found in Isaiah? see Is. xxxvi. 1-xxxix. 8, cf. II. Ki. xviii. 13-xx. 21.
14. The Cleansing of the Temple. II. Chron. xxix. 1-19.
- How long had the temple been neglected? See II. Ki. xvi. 2; xv. 32-34.
- When this cleansing? 3.
- What filthiness? 5.
- How can we account for his course?
15. Renewal of the Sacrifices. II. Chron. xxix. 20-36.
- Why, "for all Israel"? 24.
- The order of the singing and trumpeting? 27, 28.
- Meaning of, "bowed themselves and worshipped"? 29.
- Were the Psalms of David and of Asaph then in use? 30.
- Why specify the authority for the music? 25. 
16. Hezekiah's Great Passover. II. Chron. xxx. 1-27.
- Why invite all Israel? 1.
- Condition of Israel at the time? II. Ki. xviii. 1; xvii. 1-4.
- Had they the written law of the passover? II. Chron. xxx. 5, 16.
- Why did many mock at the invitation? 10, 11.
- If many were not sanctified, why permitted to eat? 17-20.
- In what respect had not the like occurred since Solomon?
17. The Tithes and Offerings All Renewed.
II. Chron. xxxi. 1-21.
- How could he destroy the high places and altars in Ephraim and Manasseh? 1.
- Why the care about genealogies? 16-18.
- What literary work done by Hezekiah? See Prov. xxv. 1-xxix. 27.
- His biographer? II. Chron. xxxii. 32.
- How long did Isaiah prophesy? Is. i. 1, cf. xv. 33; xvi. 2; xviii. 2.
- What other prophet flourished in this period? See Mic. i. 1.
- What were Micah's principal predictions? Mic. i. 1-6; iii. 10-12; iv. 1-4; v. 2.
- Is iv. 1-4 original with him? Cf. Is. ii. 1-4.
- What later allusion to Micah? Jer. xxvi. 16-19.
- What was the subject of Nahum's prophecy? Nah. i. 1.
- When did he prophesy? [Ans. When Judah was being afflicted the last time by Assyria. i. 9-15: i. e., at the time of Sennacherib's invasion.]
- What did he predict concerning Nineveh? ii. 1-iii. 19.
- What prospect of Nineveh's overthrow at the time? 
§ II. THE REIGNS OF MANASSEH AND AMON. II. Ki. xxi. 1-26.
1. Manasseh's Extreme Wickedness. xxi. 1-9.
- Comparative length of his reign? 1.
- How account for the contrast between him and his father?
- Meaning of, "all the host of heaven"? 3, 5.
- In what way was the evil more than that of the Canaanites? 9.
2. The Penalty Announced Through the Prophets. 10-15.
- Meaning of, "line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab"? 13.
- What meant by wiping Jerusalem? 13.
- Who were these prophets?
3. Manasseh's Cruelty. 16.
- Who his probable victims?
- Tradition about Isaiah?
4. His Chronicles and His Death. 17, 18, cf. II. Chron. xxxiii. 18-20.
5. His Captivity and Repentance. II. Chron. xxxiii. 11-17.
- Where were the two walls which he built? II. Chron. xxxiii. 14.
- What of his prayer in the LXX? II. Chron. xxxiii. 18, 19.
6. The Reign of Amon. 19-26; II. Chron. xxxiii. 21-25.
- Why follow the first ways of his father?
- Why the conspiracy? 23, 24.
- Why the new sepulchre? 26, cf. 18.
§ III. THE REIGN OF JOSIAH. II. Ki. xxii. 1-xxiii. 30;
II. Chron. xxxiv. 1-xxxv. 27.
1. The General Character of His Reign. II. Ki. xxii. 1, 2.
- Why the mothers of the kings of Judah always mentioned?  Cf.I. Ki. xv. 13.
- When did he begin to serve God? II. Chron. xxxiv. 3.
- How old was Amon when Josiah was born? 1, cf. xxi. 19.
2. He Purges the Land of Idolatry. II. Chron. xxxiv. 3-7.
- Why extend his work into the northern territory? 6, 7.
3. He Repairs the Temple. II. Ki. xxii. 3-7.
- Why did it need repairing? II. Chron. xxxiv. 11.
- Who was high priest at the time?
4. The Book of the Law Found. 8-13.
- Why did Hilkiah call it, "the book of the law"? 8.
- Why did Shaphan read it to the king?
- Why did the king rend his clothes? 11, 13.
- What did he think of its antiquity? 13.
- How and why had it been hid?
- Why was Josiah so ignorant of it? Cf. xxi. 1, 2, 19, 20.
5. Huldah Consulted. 14-20.
- Why consult her?
- What words of the book referred to? 16, cf. Deut. xxviii. 1-68.
- Is there reason to believe that the book contained nothing but Deuteronomy?
- Is there reason to think that the book had been recently composed?
6. The Book Read in the Temple to the People. xxiii. 1-3.
- Why called, "the book of the covenant"? 2.
7. The Land Thoroughly Purged of Idolatry. 4-20.
- Why carry the ashes to Beth-el? 4.
- Why cast the remains of the Asherah on the graves? 6.
- Meaning of horses and chariots  of the sun? 11.
- Why burn bones on the altars at Beth-el and elsewhere? 16, 20.
- What man of God had proclaimed this? 16, 20, cf. I. Ki. xiii. 1-3.
8. The Passover Strictly Observed and Other Reforms. 21-24.
- What the superiority of this passover? 21, cf. II. Chron. xxv. 1-19.
- Could he have learned all the details of this feast from Deuteronomy? See Deut. xvi. 1-8, cf. Ex. xxiii. 14, 15; Lev. xxiii. 4-14; Num. ix. 1-12; xxviii. 16-24.
9. Estimate of Josiah and His Death. 25-30.
- What the superiority of his life? 25.
- Why the decree of captivity not relaxed? 26.
10. Fuller Account of His Death. II. Chron. xxv. 20-27.
- Purpose of Neco's expedition? 20.
- Why did Josiah interfere?
- Why did Neco say, "God hath commanded me"? 21, 22.
- Why the excessive mourning?
- When did Jeremiah make his appearance? 25, cf. Jer. i. 1-3.
JEREMIAH UNDER JOSIAH.
(1.) His Family and His Period of Prophecy. Jer. i. 1-3.
- Was this the Hilkiah of Josiah's reign?
- Where was Anathoth? Lands of the Bible, 235.
- What had Josiah done the previous year? 2, cf. II. Chron. xxxiv. 3.
(2.) His Call to Be a Prophet. 4-10.
- In what sense known and sanctified? 5.
- Why say, "I am a child"? 6.
- Why say, "Be not afraid"? 8.
- How to "pluck up,  break down," etc.? 10.
(3.) His First Prophetic Vision. 11-16.
- What the significance of the almond rod and the boiling caldron? 11, 13.
(4.) His Commission. 17-19.
- Penalty of being dismayed? 17.
- Meaning of defenced city, iron pillar and brazen walls? 18.
- Why would all fight against him? 18, 19.
(5.) His First Discourse. ii. 1-iii. 5.
- The principal theme?
(6.) Second Discourse. iii. 6-vi. 30.
- What the principal themes?
- Vivid description of the predicted invasion. iv. 5-16; vi. 22-26.
- A vision of the coming desolation. iv. 23-31.
- A wonderful and horrible thing. v. 1-3, 30, 31.
- The old paths, vi. 16.
(7.) Third Discourse. vii. 1-x. 25.
- Rebuke for trusting to temple service, rather than righteousness. vii. 1-15, 21-26, cf. xvii. 24-26; Deut. v. 2, 3.
- Jeremiah laments the coming destruction. viii. 18-ix. 2; ix. 17-22.
(8.) Fourth Discourse. xi. 1-xii. 17.
- A curse for not keeping the covenant. xi. 1-5, cf. Ex. xix. 3-8.
- Jeremiah's life threatened by men of Anathoth. xi. 20-23.
(9.) Fifth Discourse. xiii. 1-27.
- Symbolic use of a linen girdle. xiii. 1-20.
- Why to the Euphrates? 4.
- Is this a reality? 
(10.) Sixth Discourse. xiv. 1-xv. 21.
- Picture of a coming famine. xiv. 1-6.
- False prophets contradict Jeremiah. xiv. 13-15.
- Pleadings of the best of men could not avert the captivity. xv. 1.
(11.) The Seventh Discourse. xvi. 1-xvii. 27.
- Jeremiah forbidden to marry on account of coming trouble. xvi. 1-4.
- Return from captivity predicted. 14-16.
(12.) Eighth Discourse. xviii. 1-xx. 18.
- A symbol in the potter's house. xviii. 1-12.
- A reminiscence of Deuteronomy. xix. 9.
- The discourse interrupted, and Jeremiah put in the stocks. xx. 1-6.
- The prophet imitates Job. 7-18, cf. Job iii. 1-26.
THE PROPHET ZEPHANIAH.
(1.) His Family, and Prophetic Period. i. 1.
- What Hezekiah?
(2.) Theme of His First Prediction? 2-18.
- Who the Chemarim? 4, cf. II. Ki. xxiii. 5.
- Was this uttered before or after Josiah's reformation? 4-6.
- An echo of Jeremiah. 14-18.
(3.) What Other Nations Denounced? ii. 1-15.
- Picture of the final fate of Nineveh. 13-15.
(4.) What the Last Theme? iii. 1-20.
- What the character of her princes, judges, prophets and priests? 3, 4.
- Picture of a happy restoration. 13-20. 
§ IV. THE REIGNS OF JEHOAHAZ AND JEHOIAKIM.
II. Ki. xxiii. 30-xxiv. 7; II. Chron. xxxvi. 1-8.
1. The Career of Jehoahaz. xxiii. 30-34.
- Was he Josiah's oldest son? 31, cf. 36.
- Why then chosen by the people? 30, cf. 33, 34.
- Why at Riblah? 33.
- Why the tribute? 33.
- A prediction of his fate. Jer. xxii. 10-12.
- Why call him Shallum? 12, cf. II. Ki. xv. 8-12; I. Chron. iii. 15.
2. The Reign of Jehoiakim. xxiii. 35-xxiv. 7.
- Why a tax to raise the tribute? 35.
- Why reverse his father's course? 37.
- Why not protected by Pharaoh? xxiv. 1, cf. 7.
- What had become of the Assyrian power? See Rawlinson.
- How did Jehovah send the "bands"? 2, 3.
- Why for Manasseh's sins? 3, 4.
- What else did Nebuchadnezzar do to him? II. Chron. xxxvi. 6.
- Why release him?
- His final fate? Jer. xxii. 18, 19.
THE PROPHET HABAKKUK.
(1.) The Time of His Prediction. i. 1-9, cf. First Three Years
of Jehoiakim. II. Ki. xxiv. 1.
- His principal themes. i. 5-17; ii. 1-20.
- Noted sentences. i. 5, 13; ii. 2, 4, 14, 20; iii. 2.
JEREMIAH UNDER JEHOIAKIM.
§ I. IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS REIGN. Jer. xxvi. 1-24.
(1.) He Predicts the Captivity and Is Arrested. xxvi. 1-9.
- Why the priests and prophets? 8, cf. Jer. xxiii. 9-40; Zeph. iii. 3, 4. 
(2.) He Is Tried before the Princes. 10-19.
- On what grounds was he acquitted? 16, 19.
(3.) Fate of Uriah. 20-24.
- Why mentioned here?
- Who was Ahikam, son of Shaphan? 24, cf. II. Ki. xxii. 8-13.
§ II. IN THE FOURTH YEAR OF JEHOIAKIM.
xxv. 1-38; xxxv. 1-xxxvi. 32; xlvi. 1-28.
(1.) Captivity and Its Duration Predicted. xxv. 1-11.
- How Nebuchadrezzar God's servant? 9.
- How long now a prophet? 3.
(2.) The Chaldeans To Be Punished. 12-14.
- Why punish them?
(3.) A Cup of Wine for All the Nations. 15-38.
- Significance? and fulfillment?
(4.) The Defeat of Pharaoh at Carchemish. xlvi. 1-12.
- Vividness of the description.
(5.) Egypt To Be Conquered by Nebuchadrezzar, but Israel
never To Be Destroyed. 13-28.
- Perpetual preservation of Jacob. 28.
(6.) A Lesson from the Conduct of the Rechabites. xxxv. 1-19.
- Evidence of date? 11.
- Who were the Rechabites? 6, cf. II. Ki. x. 15-17; I. Chron. ii. 55; Judg. ii. 16; iv. 11, 17.
- Design of Jonadab's charge? 6, 7.
- Meaning of, "a man to stand before me"? 19. 
(7.) Jeremiah's Prophecies to Date Written, and Publicly Read.
- Meaning of, "a roll of a book"? 2.
- Why to be read after being spoken? 3.
- Who was Baruch? 4, cf. 26.
- Meaning of, "I am shut up"? 5.
(8.) The Reading and the Immediate Results. 9-26.
- How long was Baruch writing? 1, cf. 9.
- Occasion of the fast? 9.
- Why were the princes alarmed? 16.
- Why ask about the process? 17, 18.
- Why tell Baruch and Jeremiah to hide? 19, 26.
- Meaning of, "three or four leaves"? 23.
(9.) The Roll Rewritten with Additions. 27-32.
- In what sense did he have none to sit upon the throne? 30, cf. II. Ki. xxiv. 6-8.
- What became of this roll?
- How long was Baruch connected with Jeremiah? and why? Jer. xliii. 5-7.
- A personal prediction to him. xlv. 1-5.
§ V. THE REIGNS OF JEHOIACHIN AND ZEDEKIAH.
II. Ki. xxiv. 8-xxv. 7; II. Chron. xxxvi. 9-21.
1. The Beginning of the Captivity. II. Ki. xxiv. 8-17.
- Why the surrender? 11, 12.
- Distinction between the ten thousand and the eight thousand? 14, 16.
- Why take especially the craftsmen and the smiths?
- Why make Jehoiachin's uncle king? 17.
- Mistake as to his age? II. Chron. xxxvi. 9.
- Jeremiah's prediction of his fate. Jer. xxii. 24-30.
- In what sense was he childless? 30, cf. Matt. i. 12.
- Why was this prediction  so startling? 29. [He was the last king in the line of inheritance from David.]
2. The Reign of Zedekiah. xxiv. 18-xxv. 7;
Jer. lii. 1-11; xxxix. 1-11.
- How did he dare to rebel? 20, cf. Jer. xxxvii. 3-10; Ezek. xvii. 15.
- What made his rebellion especially offensive to Nebuchadnezzar? See II. Chron. xxxvi. 13.
- How long the siege? xxv. 1-3, 8.
- What brought it to an end? 3, 4.
- Why was Nebuchadnezzar now at Riblah? 6.
- Why such a cruelty to Zedekiah? 7.
- What prediction fulfilled by this? Ezek. xii. 13.
JEREMIAH UNDER ZEDEKIAH.
(1.) He Sends Yokes to Neighboring Kings, and Advises
Submission to Nebuchadnezzar. Jer. xxvii. 1-22.
- What encouraged the rebellion? 9, 10, 16.
(2.) He Has a Conflict in the Temple with Hananiah, a False
Prophet. xxviii. 1-17.
- How expect Nebuchadnezzar's yoke to be broken? 3, 4.
- Why prophecy of peace suspicious? 9.
(3.) Letters to the Captives in Babylon. xxix. 1-32.
- Why the two men sent to Babylon? 3.
(4.) He Predicts the Desolation of Babylon, and Sends a Copy
To Be Sunk in the Euphrates. l. 1-li. 64.
- A new incident in the career of Zedekiah. li. 59-64.
(5.) He Answers a Question from Zedekiah at the Beginning 
of the Invasion. xxi. 1-14.
(6.) A Prediction at the Beginning of the siege. xxxiv. 1-7.
(7.) A Rebuke for Violating the Law of Hebrew Bondage. 8-22.
(8.) The Siege Suspended, and Jeremiah Imprisoned. xxxvii. 11-21.
(9.) Jeremiah Buys a Field, and Predicts the Restoration
of Israel. xxxii. 1-44.
(10.) He Is again Imprisoned, but His Life Is Saved by
Ebed-melech. xxxviii. 1-13.
- Ebed-melech rewarded. xxxix. 15-18.
(11.) Another Secret Interview with Zedekiah. xxxviii. 14-28.
§ VI. THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CITY AND THE TROUBLES OF THE REMNANT.
II. Ki. xxv. 8-30; II. Chron. xxxvi. 17-23; Jer. xxxix. 8-xli. 18; lii. 12-30.
1. The City Destroyed and a Governor Appointed for the Remnant.
II. Ki. xxv. 8-22.
- Why the delay? 8, cf. 3.
- Why leave some of the poor? 12.
- Why select Gedaliah? 22.
2. Jeremiah Is Released. Jer. xxxix. 11-14; xl. 1-6.
3. Scattered Bands Submit to Gedaliah, but He Is Assassinated.
II. Ki. xxv. 23-26.
- Who were these captains? 23.
- Ishmael's motives? 25.
- What others came to Gedaliah? Jer. xl. 11, 12.
- What their chief  dependence for food? and why? ib. 10, 12.
4. Fuller Account of the Assassination. Jer. xl. 13-xli. 10.
- Why not believe Johanan? xl. 16.
- What Chaldeans were with Gedaliah? xli. 3.
5. Johanan Avenges the Death of Gedaliah. Jer., xli. 11-18.
- Why fear the Chaldeans? 18.
6. The Remnant Inquire of the Lord about Going into Egypt.
7. They Reject the Word of God, and Go. Jer. xliii. 1-7.
- Why accuse Baruch? 3.
- Why break their pledge? 4-7, cf. xlii. 6.
8. Jeremiah Predicts the Invasion of Egypt by Nebuchadnezzar.
- Where was Tahpanhes? 8.
- What "Pharaoh's house" was there?
- What "the pillars of Beth-shemesh"? 13. See margin.
9. He Rebukes the Idolatry of the Jews in Egypt, and Predicts
Their Extermination. xliv. 1-14.
10. They Defy Him and He Reiterates. 15-30.
- What became of Jeremiah?
§ VII. JEHOIACHIN RELEASED AND HONORED BY EVIL-MERODACH.
II. Ki. xxv. 27-30; Jer. lii. 31-34.
- How old was he now? xxv. 27, cf. xxiv. 8.
- Who, "the kings that were with him"? 28.
- Was Jeremiah yet alive? Cf.  i. 2; II. Ki. xxii. 1; xxiii. 36; xxiv. 18; xxv. 27.
- If not, who wrote this last paragraph?
THE LAMENTATIONS. i. 1-v. 22.
- Five dirges, in as many chapters, distinguished by trains of thought and meter.
2. When Written.
(1.) After the fall of the city. i. 3-5, 10; et al.
(2.) Before its destruction. i. 11; ii. 10.
3. Authorship, Date, Sentiments, and Allusions to Recent
Experience, Prove Jeremiah the Author.
- Quotations from Psalms. ii. 15, cf. Ps. xlviii. 2; v. 2.
THE PROPHET OBADIAH.
(1.) Title and Subject? i. 1-9.
(2.) Date? 10-15.
THE PROPHET EZEKIEL.
(1.) His Call to Be a Prophet. i. 1-iii. 27.
- The time? and the place? i. 1, 2.
- Thirtieth year of what?
- What had recently occurred in Jerusalem? 2, cf. Jer. xxviii. 1-17; li. 59-64.
- What similar visions of living creatures? i. 5-28. cf. Is. vi. 1-5; Rev. iv. 1-11.
- By what title was Ezekiel addressed? ii. 1; iii. 1, 4, 10; et al.
- To whom was he sent? ii. 3; iii. 4, 15.
- What qualification given him? iii. 8, 9.
- What warning in regard to fidelity as a watchman? iii. 16-21. 
(2.) The Same Year. The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem
Predicted with Various Symbols. iv. 1-vii. 27.
- The title. iv. 1-3; lying on side, 4-8; his food, 9-17; the sword and hair, v. 1-17.
- Allusion to the jubile law. vii. 12, 13.
(3.) Sixth Year. A Vision of the wickedness in Jerusalem.
viii. 1-ix. 25.
- Was the transportation a reality? viii. 1-3, cf. ix. 24, 25.
(4.) Zedekiah's Coming Fate Symbolized, and False Prophets
Denounced. xii. 1-xiii. 23.
- Moving out of his house. xii. 3-6, cf. 10-14.
(5.) Deceitful Inquiries of the Lord, and Dependence on a Few
Good Men Rebuked. xiv. 1-xv. 8.
- What implied as to Daniel and Job?
- How much of Daniel's career had passed? viii. 1, cf. xxiv. 8; Dan. ii. 1.
(6.) Jerusalem Compared to a Woman, Base-born, but highly
Honored, Who Played the Harlot. xvi. 1-63.
(7.) By the Riddle of a Great Eagle, the Perjury of Zedekiah
Is Denounced. xvii. 1-24.
(8.) He Proclaims Personal Responsibility, and Forgiveness for
the Penitent. xviii. 1-32.
- Is this inconsistent with Exodus, xx. 5, 6?
- Exhortation about a new heart and a new spirit? 31.
(9.) The Fortunes of Jehoahaz and Jehoiachin Depicted under 
the Symbol of Young Lions, and Those of Judah under That
of a Dead Vine. xix. 1-14.
(10.) Seventh Year. Israel Reminded of God's Goodness to
Her, and Rebuked for Idolatry. xx. 1-49.
- Meaning of, "statutes that were not good, and judgments wherein they should not live"? 25, cf. 23, 24.
(11.) A Speedy Invasion of Judah and Ammon. xxi. 1-32.
(12.) Jerusalem To Be Punished for Immorality. xxii. 1-31.
- The figure of dross. 17-22.
(13.) Under the Names Oholah and Oholibah, Israel and Judah
Are Denounced for Idolatry. xxiii. 1-49.
(14.) Ninth Year. The Day That the Siege Began Is Stated,
and Jerusalem Is Compared to Flesh Boiling in a Caldron.
(15.) Desolation of Ammon, Moab, Edom and Philistia
Predicted. xxv. 1-17, cf. Jer. xlvi. 1-xlix. 39.
(16.) Eleventh Year. Prediction of the Desolation of Tyre,
Closing with the Restoration of Israel. xxvi. 1-xxviii. 26.
- Extent and variety of the commerce of Tyre? xxvii. 1-25.
(17.) Years Ten, Eleven, Twelve and Twenty-seven. Predictions
against Egypt. xxix. 1-xxxiii. 33; xxv. 1-6, 7-20.
- The prophet's responsibility like that of watchman. xxxiii. 1-20.
- He hears the news of the fall of Jerusalem. xxxiii. 21-33. 
(18.) The Shepherds of Israel Rebuked, and the Reign of the
Messiah Predicted. xxxiv. 1-31.
(19) Surrounding Nations To Be Made Desolate, and Israel
To Be Restored. xxxv. 1-xxxvi. 38.
- A notable passage. xxxvi. 24-36.
(20.) The Restoration of Israel and Judah, and Their Perpetual
Reunion Under David. xxxvii. 1-28.
- What implied in 24-28.
(21.) The Prophecy against Gog. xxxviii. 1-xxxix. 29.
- Compare Rev. xix. 1-xx. 15.
(22.) Twenty-fifth Year. A Vision of the Temple and the
Tribes on a Grander Scale. xl. 1-xlviii. 35.
- Compare Rev. xxi. 1-xxii. 21.
- What more known of Ezekiel?
THE PROPHET JOEL.i. 1-iii. 21.
- Who was Joel?
- In which kingdom did he live? ii. 1, 15, 23, 32; iii. 1, 6, 8, 16, 18-21.
- Was this before, or after the captivity?
- What was his most notable prediction? ii. 28-32, cf. Acts, ii. 15-21. 
THE CHRONOLOGY OF JUDAH.
AFTER THE FALL OF ISRAEL. Hezekiah, <! -- 2Ki+18:1,2,2Ch+29:1 --> 29 - 6 = 23 years Manasseh, <! -- 2Ki+21:1,2Ch+33:1 --> 55 " Amon, <! -- 2Ki+21:19,2Ch+33:21 --> 2 " Josiah, <! -- 2Ki+22:1,2Ch+34:1 --> 31 " Jehoahaz, <! -- 2Ki+23:31,2Ch+36:2 --> ¼ " Jehoiakim, <! -- 2Ki+23:36,2Ch+36:5 --> 11 " Jehoiachin, <! -- 2Ki+24:8,2Ch+36:9 --> ¼ " Zedekiah, <! -- 2Ki+24:18,2Ch+36:11 --> 11 " ------- Total, 133½ " Less three years for Jewish count, 3 " ------- 130½ " From the fall of Israel back to Rehoboam, 260 " Solomon and David, <! -- 1Ki+11:42,2Ch+9:30,2Sa+5:4,1Ki,2:11 --> 80 " ------- Total of David's kingdom, 470½ " David's accession, 1056 B. C. Fall of Judah, 588 " " ------ Exact time, 468 " " 
- What the general character of Hezekiah's reign?
- State his dealings with the ambassadors from Babylon.
- State the principal events in Sennacherib's invasion.
- What provoked it? and when did it begin?
- What preparation did Hezekiah make for it?
- What line of argument did Rabshakeh employ?
- What argument employed in the letter of the king?
- How did Hezekiah proceed under these circumstances?
- What improvements did he make in Jerusalem?
- Describe his cleansing of the temple, and renewal of the sacrifices.
- What distinguished his first passover?
- What literary work was done by Hezekiah?
- Through what reigns, and through how many years did Isaiah prophesy?
- What other prophets were contemporary with him?
- What the length and character of Manasseh's reign?
- What consequences were predicted?
- Describe the reign of Amon.
- How account for two such reigns after Hezekiah's?
- What reforms effected by Josiah in the early part of his reign?
- What turned him against the policy of his father and grandfather?
- Give the account of the book found by Hilkiah.
- How could Josiah have been so ignorant of it?
- Was it a newly composed book? or an old one lost?
- How came it to be lost or hid?
- How long was it hid?
- What other reforms after the discovery of the book?
- Was it the book of Deuteronomy alone?
- Describe the death of Josiah.
- What his motive in resisting Neco? 
- What the comparative merit of his reign?
JEREMIAH UNDER JOSIAH.
- When was Jeremiah called to be a prophet? and who was he?
- Describe his call and commission.
- What the chief theme of his discourses in the reign of Josiah?
- Describe the incident of the linen girdle.
- Why did he not take a wife?
- Describe the incident in the potter's house.
- What other prophet of this period? and what his theme?
- What unusual choice of a king to succeed Josiah? and why?
- What change was made? and by whom?
- What prediction respecting Jehoahaz?
- What was the political policy of Jehoiakim?
- What power had now supplanted the Assyrian?
- What became of Jehoiakim?
- When did Habakkuk prophesy?
- What were his principal themes?
- Quote some of his notable sayings.
JEREMIAH UNDER JEHOIAKIM.
- Give the account of his arrest and trial before the princes.
- What previous incident ??? narrowly he escaped?
- When did he predict the duration of the captivity?
- Describe symbolic use of a cup of wine.
- What prediction respecting Egypt?
- Repeat his lesson from the conduct of the Rechabites.
- Give the account of his first book of prophecies.
- Describe the captivity of Jehoiachin.
- Who was made his successor? and why?
- State and explain Jeremiah's prediction respecting his fate.
- What brought on the war between Zedekiah and Nebuchadnezzar?
- Describe the siege of Jerusalem.
- Why were the eyes of Zedekiah put out? and what prediction fulfilled as a result? 
JEREMIAH UNDER ZEDEKIAH.
- What advice did he give to all the kings in league with Zedekiah?
- Describe his conflict with Hananiah.
- What advice did he give to the captives in Babylon? and how?
- What written prediction respecting Babylon? and what done with it?
- Describe his first private interview with the king?
- What did he predict at the beginning of the invasion?
- What hypocritical ceremonial did he rebuke?
- Give the account of his first imprisonment.
- Describe his purchase of a field, and give his reason for it.
- Give the account of his second imprisonment.
- Describe his last interview with the king.
- Describe the destruction of Jerusalem.
- What government was established for the remnant in the land?
- Describe the release of Jeremiah.
- Describe the fate of Gedaliah.
- What was then done by the remnant?
- What predictions were uttered by Jeremiah in Egypt?
- What is supposed to have become of him?
- What more is known of Jehoiachin?
- What the contents of this book?
- Where and when was it written? and by whom?
- What the title, subject, and date of this book?
- Describe Ezekiel's call to be a prophet?
- What was going on  in Jerusalem at the time?
- Repeat the warning given him about fidelity as a watchman.
- What military events did he predict?
- Give his allusions to Noah, Daniel and Job.
- How did he set forth personal responsibility?
- Give his prediction respecting Jehoahaz and Jehoiachin.
- What remarkable revelation about the beginning of the siege?
- What did he predict about Tyre?
- What notable passage in his prediction of the restoration of Israel?
- What is known of the prophet Joel?
- What his most important prediction?