2 Kings Bible Study


Of the many important theological themes of Kings, two were highlighted. First, retribution theology; when the Israel rebelled they were punished, but when they obeyed they were blessed. The second theological theme is the role and significance of prophecy in the Books of Kings.


A challenge from the book of 2 Kings, Chapters 1-25 (King James Version edition)

Steps (26)

Step 1: 2 Kings - Chapter 1

Ahaziah consulted Baal-zebub. Elijah said that he would die. Ahaziah sent men to Elijah but they were consumed by fire. Ahaziah died.

Step 2: 2 Kings - Chapter 2

Elisha followed Elijah. A chariot of fire appeared and Elijah went up to heaven. Elisha took Elijah's mantle and divided the waters.

Step 3: 2 Kings - Chapter 3

Israel, Judah and Edom went to fight Moab. Elisha said, "The LORD will send water and give you Moab." The Moabites were defeated.

Step 4: 2 Kings - Chapter 4

Elisha told a Shunammite woman that she would have a son. The child died but Elisha revived him. Elisha cleansed the food at Gilgal.

Step 5: 2 Kings - Chapter 5

Naaman of Aram was a leper. Elisha told him to wash in the Jordan and he was healed. Gehazi asked for a gift and became leprous.

Step 6: 2 Kings - Chapter 6

The king of Aram sent an army to capture Elisha but the LORD blinded them. Ben-hadad besieged Samaria and there was a great famine.

Step 7: 2 Kings - Chapter 7

Elisha prophesied an end to the famine. Four lepers went and found that the Arameans had fled. The people plundered the Aramean camp.

Step 8: 2 Kings - Chapter 8

Elisha told Hazael that he would rule Aram. Hazael killed Ben-hadad. Jehoram ruled Judah and did evil. Ahaziah ruled and did evil.

Step 9: 2 Kings - Chapter 9

Elisha sent a prophet to anoint Jehu. Jehu killed Joram and Ahaziah. Eunuchs threw Jezebel out of the window and dogs ate her body.

Step 10: 2 Kings - Chapter 10

Jehu sent a letter and had Ahab's sons killed. He killed Ahaziah's brothers and all the worshippers of Baal. Hazael defeated Israel.

Step 11: 2 Kings - Chapter 11

Athaliah destroyed the royal family but Jehosheba hid Joash. Jehoiada had the army proclaim Joash as king and put Athaliah to death.

Step 12: 2 Kings - Chapter 12

Joash ruled in Jerusalem and did what was right. The priests collected money to repair the temple. Joash was killed by his servants.

Step 13: 2 Kings - Chapter 13

Jehoahaz ruled Israel and they were oppressed by Hazael. Jehoash ruled and Elisha told him to strike the ground. Then Elisha died.

Step 14: 2 Kings - Chapter 14

Amaziah ruled Judah and did right. He challenged Jehoash but Judah were defeated. Jeroboam ruled Israel and restored the borders.

Step 15: 2 Kings - Chapter 15

Azariah and Jotham ruled Judah and did what was right. Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah and Pekah ruled Israel and did evil.

Step 16: 2 Kings - Chapter 16

Ahaz ruled Judah and did evil. Aram and Israel attacked Judah so Ahaz sent a tribute to the king of Assyria. Ahaz set up an altar.

Step 17: 2 Kings - Chapter 17

Hoshea ruled Israel. The king of Assyria invaded and settled the land. This happened because the Israelites rejected the covenant.

Step 18: 2 Kings - Chapter 18

Hezekiah ruled Judah and did right. The Assyrians surrounded Jerusalem. Rabshakeh said, "Don't listen to Hezekiah. Come out to me."

Step 19: 2 Kings - Chapter 19

Hezekiah prayed, "O LORD, save us." Isaiah said, "The LORD says: I will defend the city." That night the Assyrians were struck dead.

Step 20: 2 Kings - Chapter 20

Hezekiah was sick but the LORD extended his life. Envoys came from Babylon. Isaiah told Hezekiah, "Everything will be taken away."

Step 21: 2 Kings - Chapter 21

Manasseh ruled in Jerusalem and did evil. The LORD said, "I will bring disaster on Jerusalem and Judah." Amon ruled and did evil.

Step 22: 2 Kings - Chapter 22

Josiah ruled and did right. He had the law read out and tore his robes. Huldah said, "The LORD says: You will be buried in peace."

Step 23: 2 Kings - Chapter 23

Josiah ruled and did right. He had the law read out and tore his robes. Huldah said, "The LORD says: You will be buried in peace."

Step 24: 2 Kings - Chapter 24

The LORD sent raiders against Judah. Jehoiachin ruled and Nebuchadnezzer took all Jerusalem captive. Zedekiah ruled and did evil.

Step 25: 2 Kings - Chapter 25

Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem. Nebuzaradan burned the temple and took the people into exile. Evil-merodach released Jehoiachin.

Step 26: Quiz

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