- 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).
- 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?
- What marks of true repentance are seen in Manasseh after his restoration?
In what ways could it have gone further?
- Verse 6. A reference to human sacrifice in honour of the god Molech. Cf. 2 kgs. 23:10; Jer. 7:31.
- Verse 14. ‘Ophel’: a mound south of the temple. Cf. 27:3.