2 Kings 20

1. The Importance of this Chapter to Brit-Am Studies! Dating of Megalithics Proven!!!
2. Isaiah chapters 38 and 39 Summarized.
3. 2-Kings chapter 20 in text without Commentary.


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1. The Importance of this Chapter to Brit-Am Studies!
Dating of Megalithics Proven!!!

The theme of this 2-Kings chapter 20 is to be found in Isaiah chapters 38 and 39.

See the Brit-Am Commentary to those chapters.

Even though for the moment we are not adding to what we wrote on Isaiah 38 and 39
the subjects spoken of are VERY IMPORTANT for Brit-Am Studies!

Velikovsky and the Change in Our Calendar

A change in the length of year occurring around 700 BCE (conventional dating) if it did indeed take place
would be very significant for us.
It would show that many (if not all) of the so-called megalithic monuments arranged according to the present solar year were set up AFTER the Northern Israelites had been taken into Exile.

We consider these megalithic monuments to have been set by Divine Decree (Jeremiah 31:21).
They show a migratory Path from the West back to Israel.

We should perhaps put more emphasis on this matter since the Prophet seems to enjoin us to do so!

This is how Jeremiah 31:21 is translated:

' Set up signposts,
      Make landmarks;
      Set your heart toward the highway,
      The way in which you went.
      Turn back, O virgin of Israel,
      Turn back to these your cities.


Here is how we believe Jeremiah 31:21 should be understood in the light of the Biblical Hebrew original text and Rabbinical Commentaries (e.g. Radak, Abarbanel).

"Set yourself up stone monuments [menhirs, dolmens] and high heaps of stones [cairns] [i.e. Megalithic monuments!]. Set your heart towards the prepared way: The way in which you went. Turn back o virgin of Israel, return unto these cities of yours."

We would understand this message (if correct) as a cry from Jeremiah to use these archaeological findings as proof of Israelite Origin of Western Peoples.
These facts could serve as a beacon to awaken Lost Israelites to take an interest in these matters and to return to their Hebrew Sources!

2. Isaiah chapters 38 and 39 Summarized.

Below we give the text to 2-Kings chapter 20 without commentary.
The Brit-Am Notes to this chapter for the time being are to be taken for our Commentary to Isaiah
chs. 38 & 39.

Here are the Brit-Am Summaries to those chapters:

Chapter 38: Sennacherib went back to Nineveh where he was assassinated by two of his sons who then fled to Ararat (Urartu translated as "Armenia" in the KJ, 2-Kings 19:37, Isaiah 37:38). Hezekiah becomes sick and almost dies. Isaiah tells Hezekiah to put his house in order for he shall not live (Isaiah 38:1). Hezekiah however prays to God (38:2) and is answered that an additional 15 years of life have been given to him (38:5). The promise is confirmed by the shadow of the sun turning back on the stairway-sundial by 10 degrees (38:8). Hezekiah composes a prayer of thanksgiving (38:9-20). Isaiah applies a plaster of figs upon the boil (cancerous growth?) that was killing Hezekiah (38:21) and Hezekiah is cured. [Do figs have curative properties? Could they be a cure for cancer? See the numerous entries in "Google" under "figs, cancer cure"].

 Chapter 39:
Merodach Baladan the King of Babylon who had achieved a degree of independence from Assyria sent emissaries to Hezekiah (39:1). Hezekiah showed them all his treasures (39:2). Isaiah tells Hezekiah that he had done wrong by flattering the Babylonians and punishment would come upon his kingdom and his house as a result after his death (39:4-7).

3. 2-Kings chapter 20 in text without Commentary..

[2 Kings 20:1] In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, 'Thus says the LORD: 'Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.''

[2 Kings 20:2] Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, saying,

[2 Kings 20:3] 'Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.' And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

[2 Kings 20:4] And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,

[2 Kings 20:5] 'Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: 'I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.

[2 Kings 20:6] And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David.'''

[2 Kings 20:7] Then Isaiah said, 'Take a lump of figs.' So they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

[2 Kings 20:8] And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, 'What is the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD the third day''

[2 Kings 20:9] Then Isaiah said, 'This is the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing which He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or go backward ten degrees''

[2 Kings 20:10] And Hezekiah answered, 'It is an easy thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees; no, but let the shadow go backward ten degrees.'

[2 Kings 20:11] So Isaiah the prophet cried out to the LORD, and He brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down on the sundial of

[2 Kings 20:12] At that time
Berodach-Baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

[2 Kings 20:13] And Hezekiah was attentive to them, and showed them all the house of his
treasures, the silver and gold, the spices and precious ointment, and all his armory, all that was found among his treasures. There was nothing in his house or in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.

[2 Kings 20:14] Then Isaiah the prophet went to King Hezekiah, and said to him, 'What did these men say, and from where did they come to you?'
So Hezekiah said, 'They came from a far country, from Babylon.'

[2 Kings 20:15] And he said, 'What have they seen in your house?'
So Hezekiah answered, 'They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.'

[2 Kings 20:16] Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, 'Hear the word of the LORD:

[2 Kings 20:17] 'Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house, and what your fathers have accumulated until this day, shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left,' says the LORD.

[2 Kings 20:18] 'And they shall take away some of your sons who will descend from you, whom you will beget; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.''

[2 Kings 20:19] So Hezekiah said to Isaiah, 'The word of the LORD which you have spoken is good!' For he said, 'Will there not be peace and truth at least in my days!'

[2 Kings 20:20] Now the rest of the acts of
Hezekiah, all his might, and how he made a pool and a tunnel and brought water into the city'are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

[2 Kings 20:21] So Hezekiah rested with his fathers. Then Manasseh his son reigned in his place.

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