Two are recorded in these verses—a miracle of mercy to Jericho and a miracle of judgment to Bethel, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. For more information or to book either of these packages, please contact the Pro Shop team on 0131 663 3456 In the close of the foregoing chapter we had a wicked king leaving the world in disgrace, here we have a holy prophet leaving it in honour; the departure of the former was his greatest misery, of the latter his greatest bliss: men are as their end is. That day, Elijah went to visit the prophet schools in Bethel, Jericho, and beside the Jordan River. 2 Kings 5:27 - "The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee,...And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow." Elijah’s times, and the events concerning him, are as little dated as those of any great man in scripture; we are not told of his age, nor in what year of Ahab’s reign he first appeared, nor in what year of Joram’s he disappeared, and therefore cannot conjecture how long he flourished; it is supposed about twenty years in all. 2 Kings 2:1-10.ELIJAH DIVINES JORDAN. Josiah is killed in battle. The miracles recorded in 2 Kings are memorable examples of the Lord’s power. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 2 Kings lessons by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics (Bible interpretation). Kings of Judah and Kings of Israel, Jehu, Jehoash, Jehoram, and the prophet Elisha. In addition, the book of 2 Kings describes the setting of Isaiah’s ministry in the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Studying 1 and 2 Kings can help students understand the history that forms the background for many of the prophetic books of the Old Testament. The book of 2 Kings outlines the causes of the scattering of Israel. Gilgal--This Gilgal (Jiljil) was near Ebal and Gerizim; a school of the prophets was established there. CHAPTER 2. and concluding with the death of King Jehoiachin (sometime after approximately 561 B.C.). At one time, 1 and 2 Kings were a single book called Kings. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 2 Kings 2. “The books [of 1 and 2 Kings] were compiled by some unknown writer from a variety of written documents, including the state chronicles” (Bible Dictionary, “Kings, books of”). All rights reserved. In this chapter we have, I.That extraordinary event, the translation of Elijah. He was possessed of Elijah’s mantle, the badge of his office, which, we may suppose, he put on and wore for his master’s sake. Lesson 2 - 2nd Kings 1 and 2 Lesson 2 - II Kings 1 & 2 from Torah Class on Vimeo. The Lord heals Naaman, the captain of the Syrian army, of his leprosy. Because of King Hezekiah’s faith and trust in God, an angel destroys the Assyrian army, fulfilling a prophecy of Isaiah. Perhaps Elijah … Greed and lies are cursed. Here's the context. Salem Media Group. The division that created the current books of 1 and 2 Kings took place when the Bible was translated into Greek. It's not about the age of the youths. King Hezekiah reigns over Judah in righteousness, obeying the Lord and eliminating the places devoted to the worship of false gods. Browse Sermons on 2 Kings 2. After many years, King Jehoiachin of Judah is released from prison and is allowed to live out his final days in relative peace and comfort in Babylon. With everything from highly focused half-hour sessions to 2-day schools, there’s bound to be something that’s perfect for you. 2 Kings Bible study outline—contents by chapter and verse. The book records that Isaiah advised the righteous King Hezekiah of Judah and prophesied that Babylon would conquer and pillage Judah. Elisha also raised the dead, instructed Naaman to bathe seven times in the Jordan River so Naaman could be healed of his leprosy, caused an axe head to float, and prophesied of a famine that lasted seven years. King Tiglath-Pileser of Assyria takes many of the Israelites captive. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Righteous King Josiah repairs the temple, and the book of the law is found. Babylon invades Judah and carries many of the people into captivity, including King Zedekiah. 1-7. when the Lord would take up Elijah--A revelation of this event had been made to the prophet; but, unknown to him, it had also been revealed to his disciples, and to Elisha in particular, who kept constantly beside him. The Iron Did Swim The sons of the prophets acquired Elisha's approval to build a community dwelling near Jordan. CHAPTER 2. King Ahaz of Judah reigns in wickedness. Gilgal--This Gilgal (Jiljil) was near Ebal and Gerizim; a school of the prophets was established there. The wicked Jezebel is killed, and the house of Ahab is destroyed. The book also explains why Israel and Judah lost the Lord’s protection and were conquered. 2 Kings 2:1-10.ELIJAH DIVINES JORDAN. One of these kings was King Manasseh, whose wickedness caused Judah to lose its divine protection. Babylon crushed the Southern Kingdom and carried its people into captivity (587 B.C. The books of 1 and 2 Kings cover more than 400 years of Israelite history, starting with the death of King David (approximately 1015 B.C.) Chapter 2. Some reckon them in number just double. The state chronicles were not the books of 1 and 2 Chronicles but rather a collection of records maintained under the direction of the kings of Israel. And therefore, 2) When you make a deal with God, take it very, very seriously. The people of Israel experience famines. Josiah is killed in battle. of Unfortunately, Judah did not learn from the mistakes of Israel. Righteous King Josiah repairs the temple, and the book of the law is found. There are two lessons: 1) God does as he promises. Elijah and the Chariot of Fire (2 Kings 2 Lesson) June 30, 2015 by Kristin Schmidt Up and Away in a Chariot of Fire…Elijah passes off the baton After discussing Elijah’s life and miraculous adventures (through a series of lessons or just one or two), it’s plain to see what an amazing figure he was in God’s word. Even though some of the kings of Judah mentioned in 2 Kings were faithful and obedient, there were many who were wicked. 2nd Kings Lessons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Home Elisha had, in this respect, a double portion of Elijah’s spirit, that he wrought more miracles than Elijah. It's about the parents. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Because of the wickedness of the people in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, they were conquered by Assyria around 721 B.C. That God had determined to take him up into heaven by a whirlwind, Here, I. Elijah makes his will, and leaves Elisha his heir, now anointing him to be prophet in his room, more than when he. God had made it known to Elijah, Elisha, and the other prophets that Elijah was going to be taken away from Elisha on a certain day (2 Kings 2:3, 5). Judah and Israel unite in a war against Moab and are victorious. The tokens of God’s presence with Elisha, and the marks of his elevation into Elijah’s room, to be, as he had been, a father to the sons of the prophets, and the chariots and horsemen of Israel.1. It is unclear when and where the books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings were written. ), fulfilling Lehi’s prophecy that Jerusalem would be destroyed (see 1 Nephi 1:13, 18). That’s why at Kings Acre we offer a wide range of superb lessons. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 2ND KINGS ... Read Download Text Download Illustrations Listen Audio Download Audio Video Josiah reads the book of the law to the people, eliminates the places devoted to the worship of false gods, and reinstitutes the Passover. 2 Kings 1–13 In the Northern Kingdom, Elijah is translated and taken into heaven and Elisha begins his ministry. The book records that the prophet Elijah divided the Jordan River and was taken into heaven in a chariot of fire. Here we are told,I. 2 Kings 21–25 In the Southern Kingdom, King Manasseh temporarily restores idol worship. Elijah’s successor, Elisha, likewise divided the Jordan River. 2 Kings 21–25 In the Southern Kingdom, King Manasseh temporarily restores idol worship. The idolatrous ten tribes of Israel are carried into captivity by King Sargon of Assyria. Introduction to the Old Testament Seminary Teacher Manual, Lesson 1: Introduction to the Old Testament, Home-Study Lesson: Introduction to the Old Testament–Studying the Scriptures (Unit 1), Home-Study Lesson: Moses 8; Genesis 6–12; Abraham 1–2 (Unit 4), Home-Study Lesson: Abraham 3; Genesis 13–18 (Unit 5), Home-Study Lesson: Genesis 19–27 (Unit 6), Home-Study Lesson: Genesis 28–39 (Unit 7), Home-Study Lesson: Genesis 40–50 (Unit 8), Home-Study Lesson: Exodus 1–13 (Unit 9), Home-Study Lesson: Exodus 14–20 (Unit 10), Home-Study Lesson: Exodus 21–34 (Unit 11), Home-Study Lesson: Exodus 35–40; Leviticus (Unit 12), Home-Study Lesson: Numbers 1–21 (Unit 13), Home-Study Lesson: Numbers 22–36; Deuteronomy 1–26 (Unit 14), Home-Study Lesson: Deuteronomy 27–34; Joshua (Unit 15), Home-Study Lesson: Judges; Ruth (Unit 16), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Samuel 1–15 (Unit 17), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Samuel 16–31; 2 Samuel 1–10 (Unit 18), Home-Study Lesson: 2 Samuel 11–24; 1 Kings 1–17 (Unit 19), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Kings 18–22; 2 Kings 1–20 (Unit 20), Introduction to the Books of 1 Chronicles; 2 Chronicles, Home-Study Lesson: 2 Kings 21–25; 1 Chronicles; 2 Chronicles; Ezra; Nehemiah (Unit 21), Home-Study Lesson: Esther; Job; Psalms, Part 1 (Unit 22), Lesson 115: Ecclesiastes; Song of Solomon, Home-Study Lesson: Psalms, Parts 2–3; Proverbs; Ecclesiastes; Song of Solomon (Unit 23), Home-Study Lesson: Isaiah 1–23 (Unit 24), Home-Study Lesson: Isaiah 24–47 (Unit 25), Home-Study Lesson: Isaiah 48–58 (Unit 26), Home-Study Lesson: Isaiah 59–66; Jeremiah 1–33 (Unit 27), Home-Study Lesson: Jeremiah 34–52; Lamentations; Ezekiel 1–32 (Unit 28), Home-Study Lesson: Ezekiel 33–48; Daniel 1–2 (Unit 29), Home-Study Lesson: Daniel 3–12; Hosea; Joel; Amos (Unit 30), Home-Study Lesson: Obadiah; Jonah; Micah; Nahum; Habakkuk; Zephaniah; Haggai; Zechariah 1–2 (Unit 31), Home-Study Lesson: Zechariah 3–14; Malachi 1–4 (Unit 32), Moses’s and Israel’s Experiences with Jehovah at Mount Sinai, “Introduction to the Book of 2 Kings,” Old Testament Seminary Teacher Manual (2014), “2 Kings,” Old Testament Seminary Teacher Manual.