This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...to inquire whether the sickness with which he was then afflicted would issue in death. The prophet informed Hazael that his royal master's disease would not prove his end, but still he would not live; and he proceeded to predict the elevation of Hazael to the throne of Syria, and described all the atrocities which he would inflict on Israel. Hazael exclaimed, "But what! is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing r Hazael returned to his master, and repeated that part of the prophet's message which referred to his disease. The next day he took a cloth, and having dipped it in water, spread it over the face of the king, and smothered him, B.C. 885. 2 Kings viii. 8, &c. Being much esteemed in the army, Hazael was elected king, and soon inflicted on Israel all the cruelties which Elisha had foretold. A reference to the following passages of Scripture will show that he verified to the letter the appalling predictions of Elisha:--2 Kings viii. 28; ix. 14; x. 32; xii. 17; xiii. 3; 2 Chron. xxii. 5. HAZEZON-TAMAR. Gen. xiv. 7. See Engedi. HAZOR. A principal city of the Canaanites, where Jabin dwelt. He and his confederates were defeated by Joshua, and the city burned to the ground. Josh. xi. 1, 10--13. In the time of Deborah we find it had been rebuilt, and was the residence of another king Jabin, who had been permitted to oppress the Israelites for their sins. Deborah and Barak gained a signal victory over his troops; and subsequently Hazor remained in quiet possession of the Israelites, and belonged to the tribe of Naphtali. Josh. xix. 36; Judges iv. 2. It was fortified by Solomon; but in the invasion of Tiglath-pileser, it fell into his hands, and the inhabitants were carried away into Assyria. 2 Kings xv. 29. There is no modern...