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Previous article in this series: November 1, 2011, p. 67. As we saw last time, the prophet Jonah’s testimony to backslidden Israel occurred probably during the first part of the long reign of Jeroboam II. During the latter part, God spoke through Hosea and Amos. Assyria was the world-power most to be reckoned with at that time, but its kings were then so preoccupied with internal problems that they abandoned temporarily their policy of expansion. Israel was able therefore to enjoy a period of peace and prosperity unparalleled in the 200-year history of the ten tribes. A peace and prosperity,...

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This writer has long prepared lessons for the study of Bible history in the Sunday Schools of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. Some of that material (written originally more for Sunday School teachersthan for Sunday School students) has recently been collected and printed in a three-volume set of books entitled Upon This Rock. The books cover New Testament Bible history. Given opportunity, now, to write a series of articles for “Search the Scriptures” in the SB, I’ve decided to focus again on the very beginning of that history. You may be sure, however, that what appears on these pages will not be just...

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