Tag Archive: 2 Kings 12

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.

“The account of the era of Joash continues as Joash begins his own family.”

Read: 2 Chronicles 24:3-27, 2 Kings 12:4-21, 2 Kings 10:32-36, 2 Kings 13:1-4, 13:7-11, 13:14-20

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

The Era of Joash in Judah

“Due to unusual circumstances, Judah will soon have its first child-king.  This occurs when Jehoram’s widow, Athaliah, rises to power in a way that would have pleased her mother, Jezebel: she kills all the royal offspring, including her own.  However, one child, Joash, has been saved and hidden.  At the age of seven he is presented to the people as king by Jehoiada the priest.

As he comes of age, Joash brings credit to his rule by ordering repairs of the once-beautiful temple of Solomon, then later discredits himself by accepting paganism along with the others who ignore the prophecy of Joel.”

Read: 2 Kings 11, 2 Chronicles 22:10-12, 2 Kings 10:18-31, 2 Chronicles 23, 2 Chronicles 24:1-2, 2 Kings 12:2-3

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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