KINGS-2 TOTAL CHAPTERS: 25
KINGS-2 TOTAL VERSES: 719
TOTAL WORDS: 23,532
DATE WRITTEN: 550 BC
The expulsion of God’s people from the land, Reign Of Jehoram To Captivity.
Moab, Elijah, Elisha, Jehoram, Jehu, Zachariah, Hoshea, Hezekiah, Josiah, Jehoiakim, and Nebuchadnezzar.
BOOK OF KINGS-2 KEY VERSES:
17:7-8: All this took place because the Israelites had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of Egypt from under the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. They worshiped other gods and followed the practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before them, as well as the practices that the kings of Israel had introduced.
22:1-2: Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and walked in all the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.
24:2: The LORD sent Babylonian, Aramean, Moabite and Ammonite raiders against him. He sent them to destroy Judah, in accordance with the word of the LORD proclaimed by his servants the prophets.
8:19: Nevertheless, for the sake of his servant David, the LORD was not willing to destroy Judah. He had promised to maintain a lamp for David and his descendants forever.
Kings 1 and 2 is a sequel to books of Samuel and should be read as a continuation of the history of the Hebrew nation contained in the previous books. Initially, these books were regarded as one book. It describes God’s faithfulness to his people despite their sin. Despite ending with the judgment of exile, there was still hope in God’s promises at the end of 2 Kings. It started from the last days of David and ended at the destruction of the northern kingdom of Israel, in 721 B.C and to the fall of the southern kingdom, Judah, in 586 B.C. So the two books contained almost 300 years of the history of the Israelites from the death of David 970 B.C. to the Babylonian exile in 586 B.C. Kings-2 started with the downfall of the divided kingdoms. Good kept sending prophets to warn people but they didnt pay heed. Inbetween there were few good rulers but they altogether with prophets like Elisha could not manage to stop the decline of Jewish nation.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter# 1 – Elijah said that he would die. Ahaziah sent messengers to Baalzebub. Elijah prophecied against Ahaziah. Ahaziah died.
Chapter# 2 – Elisha followed Elijah. Elijah was taken up in a windstorm &chariot of fire to heaven. Elisha took Elijah’s garments and divided the waters.
Chapter# 3 – Moab rebelled against Israel. Israel, Judah and Edom went to fight Moab. Elisha predicted victory for Israel. Moab defeated
Chapter# 4 – Elisha multiplies a widow’s oil showed various miracles. Shunammite woman’s son raised to life. Elisha multiplied bread & stew
Chapter# 5 – Naaman healed of leprosy by Elisha. Elisha’s servant lied and got leprosy
Chapter# 6 – Elisha made the ax head float. Elisha advised Israel of Syria’s moves. Israel king wanted to kill Elisha. King of Aram sent a troop to get Elisha, but God blinded them. There was a great famine.
Chapter# 7 – Elisha Prophesies Hope For Relief. Arameans fled. The people plundered the Aramean camp.
Chapter# 8 – Joram Restores The Shunammite’s Land. Hazael killed Benhadad of Syria. Ahaziah Succeeds Joram In Judah.
Chapter# 9 – Elisha sent a prophet to anoint Jehu. Jehu Assassinates Joram. Jezebel Loses Her High Position. Jehu killed Ahaziah king of Judah, & Jezebel
Chapter# 10 – Jehu sent a letter and had Ahab’s sons killed. Jehu gathered all Baal worshippers in Israel & kills them. All Remaining Relatives Of Ahab Are Killed. Death Of Jehu
Chapter# 11 – Athaliah usurps the throne. Joash saved. Jehoiada made Joash king and planned and Athaliah killed. Ended false worship
Chapter# 12 – Joash ruled Jerusalem for 40 years. Rebuilt temple. Syrian invasion. Jehoash killed.
Chapter# 13 – Jehoahaz reign started. Did evil and died. Jehoash rule began. Elisha death.
Chapter# 14 – Amaziah Reigns In Judah; Jeroboam Ii In Israel. Azariah Succeeds Amaziah In Jerusalem; Zechariah Succeeds Jeroboam Ii In Samaria. King Amaziah’s Defeat And Death
Chapter# 15 – Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah and Pekah ruled Israel and did evil. Azariah & Jotham reign in Judah & obey God
Chapter# 16 – Ahaz ruled Judah and did evil. Seek Help Against The Assyrians. Damascus fell To The Assyrians. Death of Ahaz
Chapter# 17 – Hoshea, king of Israel. Fall of Israel. Summary Of Israel’s History. The Fall Of Samaria.
Chapter# 18 – Hezekiah ruled Judah, obeyed God. The Assyrians surrounded Jerusalem and took Israel captive.
Chapter# 19 – Hezekiah prayed to God. Isaiah said that God said I would defend the city.”That night the Assyrians were struck dead. God saved Israel
Chapter# 20 – Hezekiah was sick but the LORD extended his life for 15 more years. Sun moved backward; Hezekiah death
Chapter# 21 – Manasseh, king of Judah; his bloodshed. Prophets predicted Jerusalem’s destruction. Amon Reigns In Judah Only Two Years. Manasseh’s Death
Chapter# 22 – Josiah Becomes King In Judah. Rebuilt Temple. A Scroll Of The Torah Discovered In The Temple. Huldah’s prophecy of calamity
Chapter# 23 – Josiah read the book of the covenant to all Judah. Josiah destroyed the altars and held Passover. Jehoahaz Reigns In Judah. Jehoiakim Replaces Jehoahaz turns to God.
Chapter# 24 – First Invasion Of Nebuchadnezzar; Jehoiakim Submits. Jehoiachin succeeded Judah throne. Nebuchadnezzar took Jerusalem captive. Zedekiah Replaces Jehoiachin
Chapter# 25 – The Final Invasion Of Nebuchadnezzar. Burnt the temple and took the people into exile to Babylon. Gedaliah made governor. Jehoiachin released in Babylon.