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Manasseh, Prayer of
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Manasseh, Prayer of, a penitential psalm classified among the Old Testament apocrypha (II). It probably represents a later continuation of the new tradition of 2 Chr 33, as against 2 Kgs 21, to the effect that the otherwise negatively portrayed king did penance during his Assyrian captivity and that his prayer is preserved in the “Chronicle of the Kings of Israel” (2 Chr 33:18). In spite of a number of parallels to the biblical text, the authenticity of the attribution remains uncertain; the…

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Leicht, Reimund, “Manasseh, Prayer of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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