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11.1 Textual History of the Prayer of Manasseh
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Part of 11 Prayer of Manasseh

11.1.1 Introduction

The Prayer of Manasseh is a penitential psalm that supplies the prayer mentioned but not recited in the account of the notorious reign of Judah’s king Manasseh in 2 Chr 33:12–13, 18–19 (I.20). According to 2 Kgs 21:1–16 (see also 2 Kgs 24:14; Jer 15:14), this most reprehensible of Judah’s kings brought an irre…

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Chesnutt, Randall, “11.1 Textual History of the Prayer of Manasseh”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0211010000>
First published online: 2020

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