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451. Hezekiah (2 Chron. xxxii. 33).

452. In the twentieth year of his age (2 Chron. xxxiv. 3).

453. Five thousand four hundred (Ezra i. 11).

454. Twelve he-goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel (Ezra vi. 17).

455. In the twentieth year of the reign of King Artaxerxes, as is evident from Neh. ï. 1.

456. He was the king's cup-bearer (Neh. i. 11).

457. Fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt-offering and the sacrifice (2 Chron. vii. 1). 458. Yes; in Deut. xvii. 17, he says,

- Neither shall he (the king) multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away.”

459. No; as this disease is scarcely, if at all, known in the East. It would have been better to render it " a consuming disorder.”

460. In Egypt (1 Kings, xi. 40).

461. In remembrance of the wonderful deliverance of the children of Israel in the reign of Ahasuerus, recorded in the book of Esther.

462. Syar' (Yerubangal) signifies, “Let Baal defend his cause;" and his father gave him this name after he had thrown down the altar of Baal (Jud. vi. 27-32).

463. Joseph (Gen. xlv. 22).

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464. The prophet of God, who had been sent to reprove Jeroboam for idolatry; and the lying prophet, who had enticed him to return with him, contrary to the command of God (1 Kings xiii).

465. No. 466. No. 467. He was a lover and promoter of peace.

468. During the war with the Moabites, in the reign of Jehoram, king of Israel (2 Kings iii. 22, 23).

469. Asa, king of Judah (2 Chron. xvi. 12).

470. On a day of battle against the Philistines (1 Sam. xiii. 22).

471. In order to direct the hearts of the Israelites to heaven.

472. The servants of Shimei (1 Kings, ii. 39—46).

473. No.

474. Isaac's death, which is mentioned in Gen. xxxv. 28, 29, did not take place till twelve years after Joseph was sold, which is related in chapter xxxvii. The 24th chapter of Jeremiah was delivered after the 25th, and many other instances might be mentioned.

475. The camp of the Levites. 476. Because sa* (Yobel) signifies “a ram," and

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the Jubilee was proclaimed by the sound of a cornet, made from a ram's horn.

477. In the month wow Shebat, five weeks before his death.

478. When Aaron's rod budded, and produced almonds (Num. xvii. 8).

479. Elisha, when he prayed that God would open the eyes of the youth, that he might see the guardian angels that surrounded them (2 Kings, vi. 17). 480. The king's officer, who doubted the

predictions of Elisha concerning the approaching abundance in Sainaria (2 Kings, vii. 19, 20).

481. Eighty-five years (Josh. xiv. 10; xv. 14).
482. With death.
483. The king of Moab (2 Kings, iii. 27).
484. Elisha (1 Kings, xix. 19-21).
485. Seven (2 Chron. vii. 9).

486. The priest appointed for the purpose was to admonish the people (Deut. xx. 2–4).

487. No; ambassadors were to be sent to offer peace (Deut. xx. 10), except to the devoted nations.

488. While Jacob was returning home from Padan-aram.

489. Aaron, Hur, and the elders (Exod. xxiv. 14).

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490. When he made a covenant between God and the people (Exod. xxiv. 4).

491. To calm his mind, because his anger had been kindled against the king of Israel, and God's Holy Spirit does not rest upon an angry person (2 Kings, chap. iii).

492. Esarhaddon, the son of Sennacherib.

493. David had assigned Millo, which formed part of Jerusalem, for the public use; but Solomon had it enclosed, in order to enlarge the palace of his queen, the daughter of Pharaoh. This probably excited discontent among the people, of which Jeroboam seems to have taken advantage.

494. The newly married men; those who had planted a vineyard, and had not eaten the fruit thereof; and those who had built a house, and not dedicated it (Deut. xx. 5, 6, 7).

495. Thirteen; twelve sons and a daughter. 496. Joseph and Benjamin (Gen. xxxv. 24).

497. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun (Gen. xxxv. 23).

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498. Gad and Asher (Gen. xxxv. 26).
499. Dan and Naphtali (Gen. xxxv. 25).

500. Learned men by no means agree upon this point. A talent of gold has been variously estimated, from 6481., to as high a sum as 7,2001.

Some Biblical expositors estimate the talent of gold at 50751. 158. 7d., and a talent of silver at 3531. lls. 10d. According to this estimation, the sum mentioned (1 Chron. xxii. 14), as prepared by David, would amount to more than eight hundred and sixty-one millions of pounds. Some have supposed the talent in the text to be the Babylonian, others the Syriac. This, however, seems certain, that it is impossible to arrive at any thing like a true estimation of the talent here mentioned.

501. Josephus supposes that it was Tarsus in Cilicia; but Tartessus in Spain is a more probable supposition, for the former is not a sea-port, and is nearer to Nineveh than Judea.

502. Jer. xxx. 10, 11.
503. Seventy (2 Kings, x.

504. He was wicked and cruel to the people, which caused them to rebel (1 Kings, xii).

505. Elijah and Elisha.

506. Zechariah (v. 3, 4); theft denoting every crime committed against man; and perjury, every crime committed against God.

507. In a truly grand, poetical, and sublime style.

508. Herodotus and Thucydides.

509. Jezebel, the wife of Ahab (1 Kings, xviii. 4).

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