Episodes from the Life of Hezekiah

Book Title: Historiæ Biblicæ Veteris et Novi Testamenti : junioribus ad faciliorem eruditionem, senioribus ad vivaciorem memoriam, divini verbi præconibus ad celeriorem reminiscentiam, omnibus ad utilem sanctámque in curiositatem in centum frugiferis foliis exhibitæ / à Josepho & Joanne Klauber

Author: Klauber, Joseph Sebastian, ca. 1700-1768

Image Title: Episodes from the Life of Hezekiah

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Description: This image depicts the angel of death flying above the Assyrian army, slaying thousands of them with his sword, in response to King Hezekiah's prayer. In the top-left corner Hezekiah supervises the work to rebuild the walls and towers protecting Jerusalem. In the bottom-left King Uzziah of Judah is given leprosy by God for being unfaithful, and thus is rushed out of the temple by the priest Azariah. To the right Ahaz the King of Judah sacrifices his son in the fire. In the background he is shown offering sacrifices and burning incense at a high place, as lions ravage Samaria after the new residents placed there by the King of Assyria fail to worship God. To the left King Hoshea of Israel is imprisoned by the King of Assyria. In the top-right King Hezekiah orders that the bronze serpent made by Moses in the wilderness be destroyed, because of its being treated as an idol by the Israelites. At the top the prophet Isaiah prophecies that Hezekiah will recover from his illness. In the bottom-right corner Hezekiah shows the envoys from Babylon his treasure.

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