Tag Archives: 2 Kings

11/16 Reading (2 Kings 25; Romans 5)

2 Kings 25: The final downfall of the southern kingdom, Judah. Nebuchadnezzar and his people destroy everything there. What happens with the Ark of the Covenant though? A quick Internet search revealed that there is no real clear indication as to what happened with the Ark.

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11/14 Reading (2 Kings 19-21; Romans 3)

2 Kings 19: Hezekiah is mad at the continued challenge by the king of Assyria and his commanders. He sends his people to meet the prophet Isaiah, Amoz’s son. Unless I missed it, this is the first reference to the prophet Isaiah. I had wondered who the next prophet would be after the death of Elisha. According to the CEB study bible notes, this is the first instance of a king approaching a prophet asking him to get God to help on behalf of the people (CEB study bible, p. 604 OT; note for 19:2-4). That’s interesting. The remainder of this chapter focuses on God’s message and warning to the king of Assyria as well as his promise to Hezekiah that he and his people will be ok whereas the Assyrians will not. And that’s what happens at the end.

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11/11 Reading (2 Kings 13-15; Psalms 60-64)

2 Kings 13: Jehu’s son, Jehoahaz, became king of Israel. This was followed by Joash. Elisha dies in this chapter, but it’s unclear who follows him. The chapter ends with description of God displaying compassion towards Israel while they are being mistreated by Aram.

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11/10 Reading (2 Kings 10-12; Romans 1)

2 Kings 10: Jehu continues his violent ways and kills Ahab’s family, cementing his rule over Israel. He then kills Baal worshippers, this eliminating Baal from Israel. However, he continues in evil ways and continues to sin against God. We continue to see the downfall of Israel.

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