His prayer also
Was not only recorded in the above annals, but in the writings of another person after mentioned:
and how God was entreated of him;
heard his prayer, and showed him favour both in a temporal and spiritual way; for though the Jews would not allow that he was saved, or had a part in the world to come, eternal life F17, yet there appears no just reason why it should be so thought:
and all his sin, and his trespass;
his impieties, idolatries, and murders: and the places wherein he built high places; see ( 2 Chronicles 33:3 )
and set up groves;
statues in groves:
behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers;
or of Hosea, the name of a prophet who wrote the history of his own times; so the Targrim and Vulgate Latin version; and, according to the Jewish chronology F18, there was a prophet of this name in the times of Amon the son of Manasseh.
F17 Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 11. sect. 2.
F18 Seder Olam Zuta, p. 105. Ed. Meyer.