Sights and Insights: The Hinnom Valley redeemed

01.05.2012                      09.Ijar. 5772                    Tag 24 des Omer

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Sights and Insights: The Hinnom Valley redeemed

Today the Hinnom Valley offers lush grass, hosts concerts – a far cry from the way it looked during time of Manasseh.

Every time I’m in Jerusalem, I try to go to St. Peter in Gallicantu. Walking to the balcony in the southwest corner of the area, I can overlook the Hinnom Valley. Inevitably while I stand there, I think of Manasseh and the horrific atrocities he committed in the area before my eyes.
King Manasseh ruled for fifty-five years—the longest reign of all the Hebrew kings (2 Chronicles 33:1-2). Even though Manasseh had one of the godliest fathers in history, Manasseh was Judah's worst king. He lived just like the godless nations God destroyed in bringing Israel into the land….