Era of Jeroboam II in Israel
“The kingdoms of Israel and Judah will continue their spiritual decline. Nothing, it seems, can stop their headlong rush to disaster — particularly Israel, with its love affair with Baal and idol worship.
Under the leadership of Jeroboam II, Israel will experience great military success and resulting prosperity. But Jeroboam’s reign will see at least three prophets crying out against increased spiritual and moral decay.
One event in this period occurs at the site of Elisha’s tomb and proves to be quite a humorous experience — at least for those not actually involved! The event’s more serious message probably has something to do with the fact that Elisha’s prophecy concerning victory over the Syrians is about to be fulfilled and a dead nation brought back to life.”
Read: 2 Kings 12:21, 2 Kings 14:1-16, 14:23-24, 2 Chronicles 24:27, 2 Chronicles 25:1-24, 2 Kings 13:20-25, 13:12-13
All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.