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Hezekiah’s prayer of thanksgiving. Isaiah 37:9-20  The writing of Hezekiah, king of Judah, when he had been sick and was recovered from his sickness (vs. 9).  As an expression of his gratitude Hezekiah wrote this: prayer for the instruction and edification of all God’s believing people. The first section leads us into his great anguish of soul that he experienced at receiving the tiding that he must die (vss. 10-15). 

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Eliakim’s request; Rabshakeh’s reaction. Isaiah 36:11-20.  There now occurred an interruption in the blasphemous ranting of Rabshakeh that was caused by a request of Eliakim and his companions that he speaks to them in the Aramaic, seeing that they understood that language, and to refrain from speaking the Jewish tongue in the ears of the people on the wall, lest they be discouraged (vs. 11). 

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George Ophoff was Professor of Old Testament Studies in the Protestant Reformed Seminary in its early days. Reprinted here, in edited form, are articles which Ophoff wrote at that time for the Standard Bearer. Facts of history We now enter upon the practical branch of our subject. It is the old dispensation, inaugurated by the fall of man, that furnishes us with the materials to be considered. This period, however, was preceded by an epoch sometimes referred to as the golden age in the history of the human race. The first few chapters of the book of Genesis record the...

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