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31. For Whom the Bell Tolls (2 Kgs 21)Series: No King Like David (1–2 Kings)
Sandwiched between the two greatest kings of Judah--Hezekiah and Josiah--are two of the worst three (and the worst of all!) kings in Judah's history: Manasseh and Amon. Throughout Manasseh's reign, the Kings' author is weaving conquest and anti-conquest imagery to prefigure why God's judgment on Judah is immanent.