What about the Remnant that was scattered abroad? King Solomon gave an answer to this when he did the Temple dedication. This is important to understand, since Yahweh agreed to this and it goes back to the Torah commandment that 3 times a year, all Israel will appear at the place that Yahweh wrote His Name.
King Josiah gathered all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem and also all the people great and small. And Josiah read the words of the Covenant to them. Josiah renewed the covenant with the people and the message of Yahweh’s Covenant was renewed and everybody again gained awareness of it.
For this teaching we are going to read the Blessings and the Curses that is written in the book of the Law. We will also look at some of Paul’s writings at exactly what Paul said was done away with.
The Book of Deuteronomy is the Book of the Torah (Law). Everything written in Deuteronomy was given at the same time, just before Joshua took the Israelites into the land of promise. Let’s go and look at the verses that indicate this.
The Scroll of the Torah is translated in our English Bibles as the “Book of the Law” This Title, “Book of the Law” is specifically mentioned in the “Torah”. Torah in our understanding is the 5 books of Moses. This is one of the 1st things we learned when we started our journey and returned to study from the front of the book. But what does scripture teach us about the term “Torah”?
But before Manasseh’s repentance, he promoted Ba’al worship and caused the people of Judah to walk wickedly before Yahweh. When Josiah became king, the whole land, all of Israel and Judah were polluted with idol worship.
Jer 1:11-12 Moreover the word of YHVH came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, Master I see a branch of an almond tree. Then said YHVH to me, You have seen well: for I will hasten My word to perform it.
The Book of Jeremiah forms the basis of the understanding of the Gospel of John and Paul’s letters in the New Testament as a whole. It tells us how it came to be that Yeshua spoke of “the lost tribes of Israel” as well as to define what this means. We learn in Jeremiah that Yahweh broke the covenant with Judah as well, and said that He would scatter them also, like he did with the House of Ephraim.
Once you have the History in place, the sequence to the prophets makes more sense and it creates a chronology by which the Prophets as a whole can be understood in the following paradigm: In each progression of backsliding of Yahweh’s people, Yahweh reveals a little bit more of how He will save the remnant of those of the descendants of the promise to Abraham.
This brings us to the son of Hezekiah, King Manasseh. King Manasseh was 12 years old when he began to reign. This means that he was born about 3 years after the Assyrians siege on Judah ended. He reigned for 55 years, and he did not know Yahweh or even cared, for the most part. He built altars to the hosts of the heavens and went all the way back to Ba’al worship like his grandfather King Ahaz did.