RELIGION: Palestine Potsherds

From 970 B. C., when Solomon built the first Temple at Jerusalem, until 606 B. C. when the Babylonian captivity of the Jews began, was a period of war, decay idolatry in Palestine. King Solomon had created an Israelitish state, but he turned apostate. God's judgment on his sins was that the kingdom should be rent into Israel on the north and Judah on the south. Some good kings followed Solomon, and the great Prophets Elijah Elisha, Isaiah and Jeremiah thundered God's words at the children of Israel. But the age was...

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