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TWO GOALS

1. To break Assyria's dominance
2. To purify Judah's covenant faith

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How he accomplished them:
PURIFICATION (judah's covenant faith)

-had all the priests and Levites come together to cleanse the temple of all uncleanliness
-Destroyed the serpent of Moses because people made offerings to it
-Reestablished temple worship/gathered all the people of Israel for the passover festival
-Lord was with him, took advantage of it by attacking the Assyrians

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How he accomplished them:
ASSYRIA'S DOMINANCE

-He blockaded the water supply so no one could use it

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HEZEKIAH

-Reign was from 715-687BC
-Prophets during his time were Isaiah and Micah
-fall of samaria in 722 BC
-would have had a great impact on his actions

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RELIGIOUS REFORM

-Conflict between the priests
-wanted to gather all the tribes together at a festival
-temple must be cleaned
-Hezekiah took advantge of the situation

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HIS PRIVATE LIFE

-25 years old when he ascended the throne
-became sick and was going to die
-displays all riches stored up in his treasuries
-rebuked by Isaiah, in that he offered a temptation to the enemy and Babylon would ultimately be her destroyer
-Manasseh was born within 2 years
-prestige at his death was great
-magnified in the sight of all nations, for destruction of Sennacherib's army