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According to Isa. 38: 8 the dial of King Ahaz was approached by steps; or it is possible that the sundial may have been the staircase itself. As the day went on, the shadow would naturally fall, but in the legend it rises miraculously at the behest of Isaiah, and Hezekiah then knows that he will be cured of his illness.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.


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