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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.

The king laments his death...



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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

the tribe of Judah......


Sect. XXIII. The king pardons Shimei. He passes

over Jordan .....


Seet. XXIV. A contest between the tribes concerning

conducting the king to Jerusalem. A rebellion

David returns to his house. Mephibo-

sheth meets the king and is reconciled... .... 104

Sect. XXV. Amasa made general by David. He is

slain by Joab. Sheba slain. The rebellion

quelled ...


Sect. XXVI. A famine in Israel on account of the

Gibeonites. Wars with the Philistines........ 110

Sect. XXVII. David numbers the people. A pesti-

lence ensues. David purchases the threshing-
floor of Onan. He builds an altar there. The

pestilence is stopped......


Sect. XXVIII. David makes preparations towards

building the temple. He instructs Solomon his
son concerning it, and gives a charge to the

princes ...


Sect. XXIX. Adonijah proclaimed king by Abiathar,

Nathan the prophet, by David's command, anoints

Solomon and proclaims him. The people accept

him. Adonijah flees to the altar...


Sect. XXX. David makes preparations towards the

temple. Commands Solomon to build it. Charges

the princes to assist him. Soleinn sacrifices of


Sect. X.XXI. David gives a charge to Solomon his son

and dies


Sect. XXXII. A retrospective view of the life of king

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. Shimci slain., 147



Sect. XXXIV. Solomon's sacrifices at Gibeon. His

dream. He prays for wisdom.....


Sect. XXXV. Solomon's instructions concerning the

value of wisdom.....


Sect. XXXVI. Solomon's wise judgment between two



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...... 179

Sect. XLI. Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the

temple. He blesses the congregation. The

Lord sends fire from heaven....


Sect. XLII. The Lord gives a testimony of his accept-

ing Solomon's prayer. Solomon appoints the

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...... 198

Sect. XLIV. The queen of Sheba pays a visit to Solo-

mon. His great wisdom, power, and riches .... 203

Sect. XLV. Solomon multiplies wives to himself. He

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


... 206

Sect. XLVI. Tlie 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-

vided kingdoms..


Sect. XLVII. The reign of Jeroboam king of Israel.

He sets up two golden calves. He offers incense.

His hand is withered, but restored on his repent-



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ance. . Ahijah prophecies destruction to the

house of Jeroboam......


Sect. XLVIII. The reign of Abijam king of Judah.

War between him and Jeroboam. The Lord

assists Abijain...


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-

prove him.....


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..... 245

Sect. LIII. The beginning of the reign of Ahab king

of Israel; and the history of Elijah the prophet.

Ahah marries Jezebel; and brings idols into

Jerusalem. Elijah sent to him to prophesy that

there would be a drought. Elijan fed by ravens

at the brook Cherith...


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-

phets of Baal slain.....


Sect. LVI. Rain sent. Jezebel seeks to kill Elijah.

He flees to Bethsheba. He desponds. An angel
comforts him. The Lord reveals himself by a
small still voice. Elijah is sent to anoint Jehu

to be king, and Elisha to be a prophet. Elisha

, follows Elijah....


Sect. LVII. · Benhadad king of Syria makes war

against Ahab. The Syrians defeated....


Sect. LVIII. - The Syrians return and are again de-

feated, Ahab desires the vineyard of Naboth.



Jczebel causes Naboth to be put to death. Elijah

prophesies the destruction of Jezebel, and the

whole house of Ahab.......


Sect. LIX. Ahab and Jehoshaphat form an allianse.

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

duty, and reforms the corruptions of public



Sect. LXI. Jehoshaphat makes an alliance with Aha-

ziah king of Israel, They send trading vessels to

Tarshish and Eziongeber......


Sect. LXII. The wicked reign of Ahaziah king of

Israel. His fall from a lattice. Elijah prophe-

sies his death. Elijah calls for fire from heaven

upon those who were sent to destroy him. Aba-

zia! dies ....


Sect. LXIII. Elijah the prophet taken up to heaven in

a fiery chariot. Elisha receives bis 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 :
slain by bears...a..


Sect. LXV. The beginning of the reign of Jehoram,

or Joram, king of Israel. He makes an alliance

with Jehoshaphat king of Judal. They go

against the Moabites...


Sect. LXVI. The conclusion of the reign of Jehosha-

phat king of Judah. A great victory over the
Moabites and Ammonites. À solemn thanks-
giving. Jehoshaphat dies......

... 310

Seot. LXVII. Naamau the Syrian general goes to

Elisha the prophet. He is cured of his leprosy.

Gelazi the servant of Elisha is struck with



Sect. LXVIII. The reign of Jehoram king of Israel

continued. Ben-hadad king of Syria seeks to


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