Bible Study, Ecclesial Studies

Who was Mannaseh?

Manassah was the son of King Hezekiah. Unlike his father he did evil in the sight of the Lord. He rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah destroyed. He also raised up Baals and made Asherim and worshipped all the hosts of heaven and served them. He built alters to them in the house of the Lord. He burned his sons alive and practiced witchcraft and sorcery and dealt with mediums and spiritualists. Manassah even raised up an idol in the Temple.

The Lord spoke to Manassah but he ignored God. Then the Lord rose up armies in Assyria and put them against Manassah. They captured him, with hooks, and bound him with bronze chains and brought him into Babylon. When he was distressed he called upon God for help. When he prayed to God he was moved. Manasseh knew that the Lord was God.

God saved him from his plight. He removed all the idols, Baals, and Asherim, and tore down the high places. He restored the Temple and restored everything. He too would be buried in the tomb of Kings like his father.

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