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Hezekiah dies and is succeeded by Manasseh, then Amon and Josiah” 2 Kings 20:20–21; 2 Chronicles 32:32–33; 2 Kings 21:1–9; 2 Chronicles 33:1–9; 2 Kings 21:10–17; 2 Chronicles 33:10–19; 2 Kings 21:18; 2 Chronicles 33:20; 2 Kings 21:19–26; 2 Chronicles 33:21–25; 2 Kings 22:1–2; 2 Chronicles 34:1–7

The prayer and subsequent events that turned King Manasseh’s life around were recorded by a seer (or a man called Hozai, depending on the translation). Now there’s a manuscript that would be an archeological find!

2 Chronicles 33:18-19 The rest of the events of Manasseh’s reign, his prayer to God, and the words the seers spoke to him in the name of the Lord, the God of Israel, are recorded in The Book of the Kings of Israel. Manasseh’s prayer, the account of the way God answered him, and an account of all his sins and unfaithfulness are recorded in The Record of the Seers.* It includes a list of the locations where he built pagan shrines and set up Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself and repented.

*The Record of the Seers is also called The Record of Hozai.

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