Beyond Today Bible Commentary: 2 Kings

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Jehoshaphat allies with Ahaziah, judgment on Ahaziah

Elijah's ascension, Elisha performs miracles

Jehoshaphat allies with Ahaziah, judgment on Ahaziah

Elisha and the widow's oil, the Shunammite woman bears a son, additional miracles

Elisha raises the Shunammite woman's son, woman leaves for famine and property restored

Naaman's leprosy, Gehazi's greed, floating ax

Elisha's servant sees angelic army, Syrians blinded

Siege of Samaria by Syria, Syrians flee

Death of Ben-Hadad, King Jehoram of Israel stricken by God and dies, Ahaziah king of Judah, Jehu anointed king over Israel

Death of Jehoshaphat, rule of Jehoram over Judah

Death of Ben-Hadad, King Jehoram of Israel stricken by God and dies, Ahaziah king of Judah, Jehu anointed king over Israel

Jehu kills Joram, Ahaziah and Jezebel

Reign of Jehu over Israel, wicked Queen Athaliah

Death of Jehu, Jehoahaz king of Israel, King Joash of Judah repairs the temple

Reign of Jehu over Israel, wicked Queen Athaliah

Joash king of Judah, death of Athaliah

Early reign of Joash, Jehoiada serving as priest

Death of Jehu, Jehoahaz king of Israel, King Joash of Judah repairs the temple

Jehoiada dies, Joash's apostasy, death of Joash, Israel oppressed by Syria, death of Jehoahaz, Jehoash (Joash) king of Israel, death of Elisha, Jehoash fights Syria

Death of Jehu, Jehoahaz king of Israel, King Joash of Judah repairs the temple

Jehoiada dies, Joash's apostasy, death of Joash, Israel oppressed by Syria, death of Jehoahaz, Jehoash (Joash) king of Israel, death of Elisha, Jehoash fights Syria

Death of Jehoash of Israel, Jeroboam II king of Israel, death of Amaziah, Uzziah (Azariah) king of Judah

Jehoiada dies, Joash's apostasy, death of Joash, Israel oppressed by Syria, death of Jehoahaz, Jehoash (Joash) king of Israel, death of Elisha, Jehoash fights Syria

Amaziah king of Judah, wins war against Edom, loses war against Israel

Death of Jehoash of Israel, Jeroboam II king of Israel, death of Amaziah, Uzziah (Azariah) king of Judah

Death of Jeroboam II, Zechariah king of Israel, coups by Shallum and Menahem, Israel's abominations worsen

King Uzziah (Azariah) of Judah does right before God

King Uzziah of Judah usurps priestly duty and God strikes him with leprosy, King Menahem of Israel pays tribute to Assyria, death of Menahem, Pekahiah king of Israel

Isaiah's vision and calling, Pekah kills Pekahiah of Israel and usurps throne, death of Uzziah, Jotham king of Judah

Death of Jeroboam II, Zechariah king of Israel, coups by Shallum and Menahem, Israel's abominations worsen

King Uzziah of Judah usurps priestly duty and God strikes him with leprosy, King Menahem of Israel pays tribute to Assyria, death of Menahem, Pekahiah king of Israel

Isaiah's vision and calling, Pekah kills Pekahiah of Israel and usurps throne, death of Uzziah, Jotham king of Judah

2nd Syro-Ephraimite war continues, Assyria intervenes against Syria-Israel, 1st Assyrian deportation of Israel, Hoshea kills Pekah and usurps throne, Ahaz before Assyrian king in Damascus, new pagan altar, Jotham dies

2nd Syro-Ephraimite war continues, Assyria intervenes against Syria-Israel, 1st Assyrian deportation of Israel, Hoshea kills Pekah and usurps throne, Ahaz before Assyrian king in Damascus, new pagan altar, Jotham dies

Ahaz king of Judah, 1st Syro-Ephraimite war, Israel returns Jewish captives, Assyria won't help Judah, Ahaz's apostasy

2nd Syro-Ephraimite war, Isaiah sent to Ahaz, prophecy to Ahaz and David's house of the birth of Immanuel by the virgin

2nd Syro-Ephraimite war continues, Assyria intervenes against Syria-Israel, 1st Assyrian deportation of Israel, Hoshea kills Pekah and usurps throne, Ahaz before Assyrian king in Damascus, new pagan altar, Jotham dies

2nd Syro-Ephraimite war continues, Assyria intervenes against Syria-Israel, 1st Assyrian deportation of Israel, Hoshea kills Pekah and usurps throne, Ahaz before Assyrian king in Damascus, new pagan altar, Jotham dies

Death of Ahaz, Oracles against Philistia and Moab

2nd Syro-Ephraimite war continues, Assyria intervenes against Syria-Israel, 1st Assyrian deportation of Israel, Hoshea kills Pekah and usurps throne, Ahaz before Assyrian king in Damascus, new pagan altar, Jotham dies

Fall of Samaria, rest of Israel deported

Assyrians resettle Mesopotamians in Samaria

Hezekiah reigns in Judah, cleanses temple and restores temple worship

Hezekiah's Passover and eradication of paganism, destruction of high places and the bronze serpent

Hezekiah rebels against Assyria and subdues Philistines, Simeonite campaigns, Hezekiah's tunnel

Fall of Samaria, rest of Israel deported

Sennacherib’s invasion and conquest of Judah’s cities, Micah’s warning of coming destruction on Jerusalem, Hezekiah humbles himself, Assyrian encampment before Jerusalem

God assures deliverance through Isaiah, Sennacherib’s threat, Hezekiah prays and presents threatening letter before God, further assurance from God through Isaiah, Sennacherib’s forces slain, his later death in his own land

Hezekiah’s sickness, sign of the sundial, Hezekiah’s life extended

Hezekiah’s wealth, Babylonian envoys, Hezekiah’s pride of heart and God’s wrath looming over Judah

Hezekiah rebels against Assyria and subdues Philistines, Simeonite campaigns, Hezekiah's tunnel

Death of Hezekiah; reign of Manasseh over Judah, his apostasy, captivity, repentance and death

Reign of Amon over Judah and further apostasy, Josiah king of Judah

The finding of the Book of the Law

Josiah commands the restoration of proper worship

Judah's coming punishment, death of Josiah, reign of Jehoahaz over Judah, reign of Jehoiakim over Judah, message concerning Shallum (Jehoahaz) and Jehoiakim

Nebuchadnezzar invades Judah and makes Jehoiakim his vassal, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah taken to Babylon

Prophecies against Egypt and Philistia, Babylon quashes Jehoiakim's rebellion, Jehoiakim's death

Reign of Jehoiachin (Jeconiah-Coniah), message to Coniah, woe to shepherds, branch of righteousness, false prophets

Nebuchadnezzar besieges Judah, Jeconiah and the nobles carried captive, Zedekiah king of Judah, sign of the fig baskets

Nebuchadnezzar besieges Jerusalem, parable of the cooking pot, Ezekiel's wife dies

Fall of Jerusalem, Judah's nobility killed and Zedekiah blinded and taken captive to die in Babylon

Destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, killing of important officials, final deportations, land to enjoy its Sabbaths

Gedaliah made governor of Judah, Jeremiah freed from prison, message to Ebed-Melech

Governorship of Gedaliah, killed by insurrection

Jeconiah released from prison during the reign of Babylonian ruler Evil-Merodach