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July 20   - Day 201
* Scriptures below
* Introduction to the book of Psalms
* BOOKS on Psalms,
* Study Index: Psalms
* Chart: Kings of Judah and Israel (also see below)
* Timeline: Some prophets of Judah and Israel

Psalms were a vital part of revival of temple worship in Hezekiah's reign

Scripture: (75vs)
* Psalm 94 (23vs)   - "Yahweh, you God to whom vengeance belongs, you God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth. Rise up, you judge of the earth. Pay back the proud what they deserve."

* Psalm 123 (4vs)   - "To you I do lift up my eyes, you who sit in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress; so our eyes look to Yahweh, our God, until he has mercy on us."

* 2 Chronicles 30 (27vs)     - Hezekiah proclaimed the Passover celebration

* 2 Chronicles 31 (21vs)     - Hezekiah obeyed the law of God in order to seek Him

Prophets sent to give warnings from God:
* Obadiah prophesied Edom's end after 1 of 4 destructions of Jerusalem
* Jonah prophesied early in Jeroboam II's reign, ca 798 BC in Nineveh
* Hosea prophesied during Jeroboam II's reign, 784-723 BC; up to king Hezekiah
* Amos prophesied in Jeroboam II's later years when Uzziah/Azariah reigned in Judah
* Isaiah prophesied during the reigns of Uzziah/Azariah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah
* Micah prophesied during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah
* Nahum prophesied during the reigns of Ahaz and Hezekiah

Chart of KINGS
of JUDAH of ISRAEL of neighbor countries
Amaziah began his 28yr reign <- During Jehoash's 2nd yr
During Amaziah's 15th yr -> Jehoash died; followed by Jeroboam II's 41yr reign
Amaziah died; Azariah (Uzziah) began his 52yr reign during Jeroboam II's 27th year
In Uzziah's 38th yr -> Jeroboam II died
    Zechariah reigned 6 months; assasinated
    Shallum reigned 1 month; assasinated
In Uzziah's 39th yr -> Shallum assasinated; followed by Menahem's 10yr reign
In Uzziah's 50th yr -> Menahem's son Pekahiah began his 2yr reign
In Uzziah's 52nd yr -> Pekahiah assisinated by Pekah who had a 20yr reign
Pekah is called (son of) Remaliah in Isaiah
In Pekah's 2nd year, Uzziah died, and was followed by son Jotham's 16yr reign
In Pekah's 17th year, Jotham died, and was followed by son Ahaz's 16yr reign
In Ahaz's 12th yr -> Pekah died; followed by Hoshea's 9yr reign up to Assyrian exile
In Hoshea's 3rd year, Ahaz died, followed by son Hezekiah's 29yr reign
In Hezekiah's 6th yr -> Israel, defeated, was moved away from Samaria by Assyria

Other Countries
DAMASCUS (Syria): Rezin king
SYRIA: Hazael followed by his son Ben-hadad
ASSYRIA: The ancient city NINEVEH on the Tigris River;
    Tiglath Pileser was king 745727 BC during reigns of Menehem and Uzziah
    Israel became part of Assyria's Second Empire

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