2 Kings Bible Study

Summary

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.

Introduction

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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