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May 3 - Morning

"Manasseh did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites. He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he also erected altars to Baal and made an Asherah pole, as Ahab king of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them. He built altars in the temple of the Lord, of which the Lord had said,

‘In Jerusalem I will put my Name.’

In the two courts of the temple of the Lord, he built altars to all the starry hosts. He sacrificed his own
son in the fire, practiced divination, sought omens,
and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much
evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.
He took the carved Asherah pole he had made
and put it in the temple.”

- Second Kings 21:2-7

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Manasseh's Wickedness    

Manasseh followed Hezekiah as king in 697 BC. Manasseh would rule for fifty-five years and may have led the most evil life of any king of Judah, but in the end he did repent.

Manasseh rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had destroyed. Manasseh set up Baal altars and Asherah poles and even placed them in the temple in Jerusalem. He also offered his own son as a sacrifice in the fire.

The prophets, including Isaiah, told him that he had gone beyond the wickedness of the Amorites who were driven out of the land before Israel. Tradition tells us that it was Manasseh who pursued Isaiah from Jerusalem towards Bethlehem (about 680 BC) and had him sawn in half with a wooden saw once he was captured.

God promised to bring disaster to Jerusalem and Judah because of this wickedness. Around the year 678 BC Assyrian records show that Manasseh, along with other kings controlled by Assyria, were ordered to appear in Nineveh to receive their orders concerning the supplies they were to provide for Esarhaddon’s new palace. An inscription of Esarhaddon says:

“At that time the older palace of Nineveh, which the kings who went before, my fathers, had built. . . had come to seem too small to me. . . .That small palace I tore down in its totality. . . .And I summoned the kings of Syria and those across the sea -  Baalu, king of Tyre; Manasseh, king of Judah; Kaushgabri, king of Edom; Musurri, king of Moab. . .twenty kings in all. I gave them their orders.”

Ashurbanipal, king of Assyria, faced a revolt by his brother Shamash-Shum-Ukin in Babylon in 652 BC. After a three year siege of Babylon Ashurbanipal defeated his brother. It was at this time Manasseh was focibly taken out of Jerusalem by the Assyrians with a hook in his nose and in bronze shackles. Manasseh was taken as a prisoner to Babylon by Ashurbanipl. It appears Manasseh had either sided with Shamah-Shum-Ukin or was suspected of having supported the rebellion.

  Christian Quote from Church History

“A student of English literature who does not know the Bible does not understand a good deal of what is going on in what he reads: The most conscientious student will be continually misconstruing the implications, even the meaning.” – Northrop Frye

Something to Ponder??

In 303 AD Roman emperor Diocletian issued an edict that called for the destruction of the Christian Scriptures by fire. Those Christians who refused to hand over their manuscripts would lose their civil rights and their liberty including any high governmental positions. Eusebiuis, the church historian of that time, records that by 328 AD a new emperor named Constantine issued another edict ordering that fifty copies of the Scriptures (or, Bibles in the form a codex) be made at government expense. It is possible that Codex Vaticanus is one of these Bibles Constantine had made for the churches in Constantinople.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information
Saraph (Hb) – Burn (Eng) – the Hebrew word saraph means "to burn" which in most cases
refers to a type of fire. Since fire consumes and destroys saraph is used to describe the
destruction of objects (Josh. 6:24; Judges 9:52; Jeremiah 36:25-28; Amos 2:1)
but never for the burning of a sacrifice on the altar.

The is an amazing contrast that needs to be presented between the preservation of the text of the New Testement Scriptures for 2,000 years with the failure to preserve the text of Shakespeare for less than 200 years…John Lea writes: “With perhaps a dozen or twenty exceptions, the text of every verse in the New Testament may be said to be so far settled by general consent of scholars that any dispute as to its readings must relate rather to the interpretation of the words than to any doubts respecting the words themselves. But in every one of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays there are probably a hundred readings still in dispute, a large portion of which materially affects the meaning of the passages in which they occur.”

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
In my attempt to speak and act righteously, do I sometimes neglect love? 
God is both righteous and love so for me to be Christlike I cannot neglect either of them. 
Today I will speak and act righteously before God with love towards others.
  "Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits 
of all your crops;  then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats
will brim over with new wine."

- Proverbs 3:9-10
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