The Master Library, Vol. 2: The Book of the Kingdom (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Master Library, Vol. 2: The Book of the Kingdom
His volume contains the lives of the kings of the Hebrew people who ruled over the undivided nation and over the separate kingdoms of Judah and Israel.
Here is the tragic figure of Saul, together with the self forgetting Prince Jonathan. Here is David, one of the most lovable characters in history. Solomon is here, a monarch like those in the Arabian Nights. Here are strong leaders like Uzziah, Hezekiah and Jehoshaphat, and fierce and un scrupulous men and women like Ahab and J ehu, Jezebel and Athaliah.
Even more important and interesting than some of these rulers are such prophets as the fearless Amos, the tender hearted Hosea, the statesman Isaiah, Jeremiah, the man of many sorrows, and the pastor-priest Ezekiel, who kept up the courage of the people during siege and exile.
The narratives of the rulers of the Divided Kingdom, as ordinarily arranged, are so interwoven that it is almost im possible to find the order in which the kings reigned in either the northern or the southern kingdom. Here the reader may follow consecutively the history of the kings of Israel and of Judah. This arrangement will also help him to discover the different characteristics of these two little nations. The chart preceding the histories of the two kingdoms has been specially prepared for the master library. It will give at a glance the relationships of Judah and Israel to each other and to the foreign nations outside of Palestine.
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