On "The Lord said to me in the days of Josiah," up to, "Israel justified her soul in comparison to the perfidious Judah."
(2) He wants us then to know in these words, just as it is written in Kings,3. that the people were divided in those times into the kingdom of ten tribes under Jeroboam and the kingdom of two tribes under Roboam. And those under Jeroboam were called Israel, and those under Roboam Judah. And the division of the people persisted, according to the history, until today. For we know of nothing in the history which united Israel and Judah into the same nation.4. Then Israel first,5. under Jeroboam and under his successors, sinned excessively, and Israel sinned so much beyond Judah that they were sentenced by Providence to become captives to the Assyrians until the sign, as the Scripture says.6. After this, the sons of Judah also sinned, and as captives they were sentenced to Babylon, not until a sign as Israel, but for seventy years, which Jeremiah prophesied,7. and Daniel also mentioned.8.____________________