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Unformatted text preview: Jeremiah and the Fall of the South I. The Fall of the Southern Kingdom a. The Reform of Josiah (640-609 BCE)- King of Judah (good king other than Hezekiah- liked by D. Historians) i. Chs. 22 & 23 ii. Became king when 8 years old. iii. 2 Kings 22:22 iv. D. Historians believe one of few kings who finally got it right. v. Known for getting upset because people weren’t obeying God’s law and realizes people blew it, so he decides on reform. After high priest found book of the law (like Deuteronomy) in temple of Jerusalem- 2 Kings 1. Repairs physical structure and rids temple of all foreign influences (ex. Vessels for Baal, Ashera, and other gods, idolatrous priests, male temple prostitutes) 2. Reforms the temple 3. God promised Josiah would go to his grave in peace – Ch.23:29 and doesn’t die peacefully- killed by Pharaoh of Egypt. 609 BCE- rules Judah for over 30 years. b. The End of Assyrian Rule i. (Nineveh capital of Assyria) c. The Rise and Fall of Babylon(ia) i. Victory at Carchemish (605 BCE)...
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- Fall '07