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went down with him to King Ahaziah, and told him that he should surely die, ver. 9-16.

31 Q. How did Elijah leave the World?

A. He was taken up to Heaven in a Whirlwind, by a Chariot and Horses of Fire, and left his Mantle behind him, 2 Kings ii.

32 Q. Who succeeded Elijah in the Office of Prophet?

A. Elisha, who was with him when he was taken up to Heaven, and had a double Portion of the Spirit of Elijah given him, ver. 9, 10,

33 Q. What were some of the chief Miracles and Prophecies of Elitha?

A. (1.) He smote the Waters of Jordan with Elijah's Mantie, saying, Where is the LORD God of Elijah ? And the Waters divided for him to pass over. (2.) He cured the unwholesome Water near Jericho, by casting Salt into it. (3) He cursed fome Children that mocked and reproached him, and there came two She-bears out of the Wood, and tore to pieces forty-two of them. (4.) He brought Water in a Time of Drought to supply ibree Armies, namely, those of Edom, Judah and Israel. (5.) He increased the Widow's Pot of Oil, that it was sufficient to pay her Debts, and maintain her. (6.) He promised a Son to the Shunamite Woman who entertained him, who was fore barren, and raised this Son to Life again when he died. (7.) He healed Naaman the Syrian of his Leprosy, by bidding him wash in Jordan. (8.) He pronounced the Plague of Leprosy on Gehazi, his own Servant, for his Covetousness and Lying. (9.) He made the Iron Head of an Ax float on the Water, that it might be restored to its Owner. (10.) He discovered the King of Syria's private Counsels to the King of Israel, and

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fmote his' Army with Blindness. '(11) He foretold vaft Plenty on the Morrow, in the Midst of a Siege and Famine in Samaria. (12.) He foretold the Death of Benhadad the King of Syria, and that Hazael should succeed him, and treat Ifrael with Cruelty. (See the second Book of Kings, from the second to the eighth Chapter.]

34 Q. Who was Jehu, and how came he to the Kingdom?

A. Jehu was a Captain, who was anointed King by the Prophet whom Elisha fent for that Purpofe, according to the Appointment of God and Elijah, i Kings xix. 16. and 2 Kings ix, 1, 2, &C.

35 Q What was the great Work for which God sailed up Jehu to the Kingdom?

1. To destroy the Worship of Baal, and to bring the threatened Judgments of God on the House of Abab for their Wickedness, ver. 7.

36 Q. How did Jehu execute this bloody Work upon the House of Ahab?

A. These three Ways; (1.) He shot Jehoram, the Son of Ahab, 'who'was then King, with an Arrow, and cast him upon the Land of Naboth, whom Abab flew. (2.) He commanded Jezebel, the wicked and idolatrous Queen Mother, to be *thrown out of the Window, and the Dogs eat her * Up. (3.) He ordered the seventy remaining Sons of Ahab to be flain in Samaria, and their Heads to be brought him in Baskets, 2 Kings, ch.ix and x.

37 Q. How did he destroy the Worship of Baal?

A. He gathered the Prophets of Baal, and his Priests and

his Worshippers, together into his Temple, under Pretence of a great Sacrifice to Baal; and then commanded them all to be fain with the Sword, and the Image to be burnt, and the Tem" ple to be destroyed, ver. 18-28.

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38 Q. Did Jehu continue to obey God in all Things?

A. No; for though he executed the Vengeance of God against Ahab, and the Worshippers of Baal, yet he maintained the Idolatry of Jeroboam, namely, the Calves of Dan and Bethel, ver. 29, 30.

39 Q. Who was Joath?

1. He was the Son of Jehoahaz the Son of Jehu, and he reigned over lsrael, 2 Kings xiii. 10.

40 Q. What is remarkable in his Conduct ?

4. When Elifha was upon his Death-bed, he came down to see him, and wept over him, yet he de parted not from the Sins of Jeroboam, ver. 14.

41 Q. What did he do for the Good of Israel?

A. According to the Prophecy of dying Elisha, he smote the Syrians thrice, who had oppressed Il. rael in the Days of his father, ver. 15-19, 25,

42 Q. Is there any Thing of Moment recorded concerning Elisha after his Death?

A. They buried a Man the Year following in the Sepulchre of Elisha, and as foon as he touched the Bones of Elisha, he revived and stood upon his Feet, ver. 21.

43 Q. What did Joalh do against Judah ?

Ā. When Amaziah King of Judah provoked him to War, he routed the Army of Judah, and took the King Prisoner : He brake down the Wall of Jerufalem,

and plundered the House of the Lord, and the King's House, of all the Gold and Silver Vefsels, 2 Kings xiv. 8-14. - 44 Q. Was there any confiderable Thing fell out in the Reign of Pekah?

*A. This Pekah joined with the King of Syria to invade Judah, but he was repulsed : In his Days Tiglath-Pileser, King of Assyria, took many Cities in Galilee, and carried many of the People captive to Assyria, 2 Kings xiv. 29. and chap. xvi. 5--9.

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45 Q. Who was Hofhea, and what is recorded of him?

A. He was the last King of Israel ; he flew : Pekah, and made himself Kings 2 Kings xv. 30.

46 Q. How came the Kingdom to end in him?

A. In his Days Shalmaneler, King of Affyriag took the City of Samaria, bound Hofhea the King in Prilon, carried Multitudes of Israel captive into Assyria, and distributed them into several distant Countries, from which they have never returned to this Day, 2 Kings xvii, 1–6, 23..

47 Q. What provoked Shalmanefer to do this

A. Hoihea had submitted to him, and afterwards plotted and rebelled against him, ver. 3, 4.

48 Q. What provoked God to punith Ifrael thus ?

A. The People of Israel, with all their Kings, after their Separation from the House of David, had been guilty of continual Idolatry, in Opposis tion to the many Precepts and Warnings of God, by the Writings of Mofes, and the Voice of all the Prophets, ver 7-23.

49 Q. What became of Samaria, and the other Cities of Israel, when the People were driven out of them!

A. Several of the Heatben Nations were placed there, and each worshipped their own Gods and Idols; wherefore the Lord sent Lions amongst them, and deftroyed many of them, ver. 24-31.

50 Q. What was done upon this Occasion to appease the Anger of God, and save the People from the Lions ?

A. The King of Affyria sent a Jewish Priest thither, to teach them the Worship of the God of Israel, ver. 27

51 Q. What was the Effect of this conduct of the King of Aflyria?

A. There Nations feared the God of Israel, and yet they could not lay aside their own Idolatries, for they continued to serve their own graven Images also in many following Generations, vir. 41.

52 Q. But did they always continue in this mixed Kind of Religion?

A. In Procefs of Time they forsook their Idols, worshipped the true God only, and submitted themselves to the Jewilh Religion, so as to receive the five Books of Moses: They had a Temple of their own built on Mount Gerizim, and in the New Testament are called Samaritans.

CHAP. XII.

Of the Kings of JUDAH. 1QHOW many Kings and Rulers reigned

over Judah? A. Twenty; namely, Rehoboam, Abijah, Ala, Jehosapat, Jehoram, Ahaziah, Athaliahıhe Queen, Joash, Amaziah, Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh, Ammon, Ifiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah.

2 Q. Were all these Rulers of Judah also great Sinners as well as the Kings of Israel?

A. A few of them were very religious, some very wicked, and others of an indifferent or mixed Character.

3Q. What fell out in Rehoboam's Reign, after the ten Tribes had made Jeroboam their King?

A. When Rehoboam raised a great Army out of Judah and Benjamin, to recover the ten Tribes, God by his Prophet forbad them to proceed, 1 Kings xii, 22-25.

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