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Exile and Restoration End of Israel Ahaziah rules in Judah Jehu overthrows house of Ahab ************ ****************** Ahaz rules in Judah Pekah allied with Rezin of Aram/Syria against Judah Ahaz appeals to Assyria for help Assyria defeats Aram, then Israel Judah becomes a vassal state of Assyria Kingdom of Judah Ahaz takes on Assyrian worship practices Hezekiah becomes king of Judah,reforms worship, refuses to pay tribute to Assyria The prophet Isaiah encourages Hezekiah: God will save Jerusalem and the Temple. God does save Jerusalem from Assyrian destruction, but Judah is still a vassal state. Hezekiah courts friendship of Babylon. Assyria conquers Egypt. Josiah Josiah starts temple clean-up “Book of the law” or “book of the covenant” is found. Josiah reforms Temple worship and eliminates idolatry. Josiah attempts to keep Neco of Egypt from coming to the aid of Assyria against the Babylonians.
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