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prophet. Nathan commanded of God to forbid
David's building the house. Blessings promised
to his posterity. David's prayer and thanksgiving 39
Sect. X. David subdues the Philistines, the Moabites,
and other enemies of Israel.......
Sect. XI. David shews great kindness to Mephibo-
Sect, XII. David sends ambassadors to Hanun king of
the Ammonites. They are ill-treated. A war
Sect. XIII. David causes Uriah, the husband of Bath-
sheba, to be slain in battle. He takes Bathsheba
to be his wife. Nathan the prophet sent to re-
prove David for his wickedness. David repents
Sect. XIV. David's child is struck with sickness.
vid's lamentation. His resignation to the will
Sect. XV. David subdues the Ammonites.
Sect. XVI. Absalom, one of David's sons, kills his bro-
ther Amnon. He flees from David. Joab at
length prevails on David to receive him ......
Sect. XVII. Absalom forms a conspiracy against his
father. David flees from Jerusalem....
Sect. XVIII. David goes up mount Olivet weeping.
Ahithophel joins with Absalom. Hushai follows
David, but by his desire goes to Absalom..............
Sect. XIX. Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth, by
deceit obtains the inheritance of his master.
Sect. XX. Hushai defeats the counsels of Ahithophel.
Amasa is made general instead of Joab by Absa-
Sect. XXI. Succours are brought to king David. He
gives a charge concerning his son Absalom.
Absalom is hanged in an Oak. Joab kills him.
Sect. XXII. Joab reproves the king for his immoder-
ate grief. David ceases to lament the death of
Absalom. He returns to Jordan, and is met by
Sect. XXIII. The king pardons Shimei. He passes
Seet. XXIV. A contest between the tribes concerning
conducting the king to Jerusalem. A rebellion
ensues. David returns to his house. Mephibo-
sheth meets the king and is reconciled........... 104
Sect. XXV. Amasa made general by David. He is
Sect, XXVI. A famine in Israel on account of the
Gibeonites. Wars with the Philistines.......
Sect. XXVII. David numbers the people. A pesti-
floor of Onan. He builds an altar there. The
Sect. XXVIII. David makes preparations towards
building the temple. He instructs Solomon his
son concerning it, and gives a charge to the
Sect. XXIX. Adonijah proclaimed king by Abiathar.
Nathan the prophet, by David's command, anoints
Solomon and proclaims him. The people accept
Sect. XXX. David makes preparations towards the
and dies .....
David as the man after God's own heart....... 142
Sect. XXXIII. Solomon begins his reign. Adonijah
is put to death. Abiathar is removed from the high
priest's office. Joab put to death. Shimei slain., 147
Sect. XXXVII. Solomon's great wisdom. His princes.
The daily provisions of his household. The ex-
tent of his kingdom. His wonderful power and
Sect. XXXVIII. Hiram, king of Tyre, sends to con-
gratulate Solomon. They make an alliance.... 168
Sect. XXXIX. The building of Solomon's temple... 173
Sect. XL. The dedication of the temple.
courses of the priests, &c.........
Sect. XLIII. Solomon builds a house for himself. The
house of Lebanon. The house for his queen,
Pharaoh's daughter. His throne, &e.......
Sect. XLIV. The queen of Sheba pays a visit to Solo-
mon. His great wisdom, power, and riches.... 203
worships idols. God threatens to rend the king-
dom from his son. A prophet in the name of
the Lord gives ten tribes to Jeroboam. Solomon
Sect. XLVI. The Israelites assemble to crown Reho-
boam the son of Solomon. Ten tribes revolt to
Jeroboam, and make him king over Israel. Reho-
boam reigns over Judah. War betwixt the di-
Seet. XLVII. The reign of Jeroboam king of Israel.
He sets up two golden calves. He offers incense.
Sect. XLIX. The reigns of Nadab and Baasha, kings
of Israel. They sin against the Lord. A prophecy
against the house of Baasha.....
Sect. L. The reign of Asa king of Judah. He is
helped of the Lord. He makes a league with
Benhadad king of Syria. A prophet sent to re-
Sect. LI. The wicked reigns of Elah, Zimri, and Omri 242
Sect. LII. The beginning of the reign of Jehoshaphat
king of Judah. The Lord helpeth him......
Sect. LIII. The beginning of the reign of Ahab king
of Israel; and the history of Elijah the prophet.
Ahab marries Jezebel; and brings idols into
Jerusalem. Elijah sent to him to prophesy that
there would be a drought. Elijan fed by ravens
Sect. LIV. Elijah commanded to go to Zerephath.
He meets with a widow. Her barrel of meal and
cruse of oil are multiplied. She sustains the pro-
phet. Her son is restored to life..
Sect. LV. Elijah is sent to Ahab to foretel rain. He
assembles the people of Israel, and the prophets
of Baal, to prove who is THE GOD. The pro-
Sect. LVI. Rain sent. Jezebel seeks to kill Elijah.
He flees to Bethsheba. He desponds. An angel
Jezebel causes Naboth to be put to death. Elijah
Sect. LIX. Ahab and Jehoshaphat form an alliance.
False prophets deceive Ahab. Micaiah prophe-
sies against them. He is imprisoned. Ahab slain 280
Sect. LX. Jehoshaphat reproved for making alliance
with Ahab. He brings the people back to their
Sect. LXI. Jehoshaphat makes an alliance with Aha-
ziah king of Israel. They send trading vessels to
Seet. LXIII. Elijah the prophet taken up to heaven in
a fiery chariot. Elisha receives his mantle.
Succeeds him in his prophetic office..... .... 295
Sect. LXIV. Elisha heals the waters of Jericho. He
is mocked by the children of Bethel. They are:
Sect. LXV. The beginning of the reign of Jehoram,
or Joram, king of Israel. He makes an alliance
with Jehoshaphat king of Judah. They go
Sect. LXVI. The conclusion of the reign of Jehosha-
Sect. LXVII. Naamau the Syrian general goes to
Elisha the prophet. He is cured of his leprosy.
Gehazi the servant of Elisha is struck with
Sect. LXVIII. The reign of Jehoram king of Israel