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The 'Elijah' studies covered much of 1 Kings and some of 2 Kings. These studies will 'fill in the gaps'and then lead us on to the time of the Exile. Much will be taken from parallel passages in 2 Chronicles

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For completeness,
the last two studies from 'Elijah' are repeated here.

2 Kings(a)
2 Kings

For completeness,
the last two studies from 'Elijah' are repeated here.

2 Kings(b)
2 Kings

Southern kingdom - Judah.
Rehoboam's apostasy. Abijah - war with Jeroboam
Good king Asa - mostly!

2 Kings(c)
2 Chronicles
11 to 16

Good king Jehoshaphat.
Reformation in the land
Attacked by Edom, Moab, and Ammon.
God triumphs.

2 Kings(d)
2 Chronicles

Jehoshaphat, Jehoram.
The Lord's battle against Moab.

2 Kings(e)
2 Chronicles
20-21 and
2 Kings 3

Jehoram. Israel: Joram.
Defeat of Moab. Elisha's
miracles: cloak, salt, bears,
Shunammite woman -
oil, son, restored to life.

2 Kings(f)
2 Kings 2:1 -
2 Kings 3:3 then
2 Kings 4:1-37

Elisha - Miracles:
Bitter stew, Loaves,
Naaman's leprosy,
Floating Axe head

2 Kings(g)
2 Kings 4:38-44
2 Kings 5:1-27
2 Kings 6:1-7

Elisha 'spying' on Aram,
atackers blinded.
Siege of Jerusalem,
The Lord saves! - lepers - bounty.

2 Kings(h)
2 Kings 6:8-33
2 Kings 7:1-20

Elisha to Damascus
Hazael made king
Jehu made king of Israel,
kills Joram and Ahaziah
Death of Jezebel.

2 Kings(i)
2 Kings 8:1-29,
2 Kings 9:1-37

Jehu destroys Ahab's family
and Ahaziah's relatives.
Also destroys the prophets of Baal. Following Jehu, his son Jehoahaz reigns

2 Kings(j)
2 Kings 10:1-36,
2 Kings 13:1-9

Athaliah destroys David's family (except baby Joash).
Joash rebuilds Temple. Later turns from God and is killed. Amaziah reigns.

2 Kings(k)
2 Ks 11:1-21,
2 Ks 12:1-16
2 Chron. 24:13-27

Jehoash visits dying Elisha. Defeats Aram, temporarily.
Amaziah defeats Seir.
Attacks Jehoash, and loses.

2 Kings(l)
2 Ks 13:10-25,
2 Ks 14:1-22
2 Chron. 25:5-17

A quick overview of five kings of Israel.
Azariah/Uzziah of Judah starts well, but pride is his downfall.

2 Kings(m)
2 Ks 15:1-31
2 Chron. 26:1-23

Ahaz of Judah, vassal to Assyria. Tiglath-Pileser of Assyria takes northern Isarel. Shalmaneser takes rest of Israel

2 Kings(n)
2 Ks 15:29-38
2 Ks 16:1-20
2 Ks 17:1-23

Good king Hezekiah rebels against Assyria. Shalmaneser surrounds Jerusalem.

2 Kings(o)
2 Kings 17:25-41
2 Kings 18:1-37

Jerusalem besieged. Isaiah prayed. Assyrians retreat. Hezekiah illness - shadow back ten steps. Babylon sends envoys.

2 Kings(p)
2 Kings 19:1-27
2 Kings 20:1-21

Evil kings Manasseh and Amon. Temple desecrated, people led to worship idols. Josiah restored temple, Book of Law found.

2 Kings(q)
2 Ks 21:1-26
2 Ks 22:1-16
2 Chronicles 34:3-18

Good Josiah, Law read. Passover, cleansing. Josiah killed, Evil kings followed. Jeremiah prophesied. Scroll cut and burnt.

2 Kings(r)
2 Ks 22:10-20
2 Ks 23:1-37
Jeremiah 36:1-32

Evil kings Jehoiakim and Jehoiakin. Judgement. People carried into exile, Jerusalem sacked and destroyed.

2 Kings(s)
2 Kings 24:1-20
2 Kings 25:1-30

Kings Timeline

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