Now the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.
This is the prayer of King Hezekiah of Judah when he was sick and then recovered from his illness:
Prepare yourselves by your families according to your divisions, as instructed 1 by King David of Israel and his son Solomon.
They made a plate, the holy diadem, of pure gold and wrote on it an inscription, as on the engravings of a seal, “Holiness to the Lord.”
The Lord 1 then wrote on the tablets the same words, 2 the ten commandments, 3 which he 4 had spoken to you at the mountain from the middle of the fire at the time of that assembly, and he 5 gave them to me.
Jehoram 1 received this letter from Elijah the prophet: “This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: ‘You 2 have not followed in the footsteps 3 of your father Jehoshaphat and of 4 King Asa of Judah,
In the first year of the reign of 1 King Cyrus of Persia, in fulfillment of the promise he delivered through Jeremiah, 2 the Lord moved 3 King Cyrus of Persia to issue a written decree throughout his kingdom.
1 In the first 2 year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order to fulfill the Lord’s message 3 spoken through 4 Jeremiah, 5 the Lord stirred the mind 6 of King Cyrus of Persia. He disseminated 7 a proclamation 8 throughout his entire kingdom, announcing in a written edict 9 the following: