2 Chronicles 33

  1. Make a list of Manasseh’s idolatrous deeds, as described in verses 3-9. It has been termed ‘a very delirium of idolatry’ and was done in the face of protest and rebuke (verses 10, 18).
  2. What means did God use to bring Manasseh to his senses? And what may we learn from this as to one of the purposes of human suffering?
  3. What marks of true repentance are seen in Manasseh after his restoration? In what ways could it have gone further?

Notes

  1. Verse 6. A reference to human sacrifice in honour of the god Molech. Cf. 2 kgs. 23:10; Jer. 7:31.
  2. Verse 14. ‘Ophel’: a mound south of the temple. Cf. 27:3
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