Tag Archive: 2 Kings 17


The Fall of Israel

“Despite prophetic warnings, Israel still rejects God, and the end is at hand for the northern tribes.  Last-minute desperation will lead to an alliance with Egypt in an effort to stave off Assyria, bu the cause is hopeless.  After a three-year siege, Samaria will fall and many of the people of Israel will be led captive to Assyria.”

Read:  2 Kings 17:3-41, 18:9-12

“In Judah, meanwhile, Hezekiah holds his own against Assyria and wages a successful campaign against the ever-present Philistines.”

Read:  2 Kings 18:7-8

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Early Beginnings of Captivity

“It will be several more years before total collapse of Israel takes place, but the record indicates that even now, during Pekah’s reign, many of the people of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh are taken captive by Tiglath-Pileser (King Pul).”

Read: 2 Kings 15:29, 1 Chronicles 5:23-26

War Between Syria, Israel, and Judah

“This shocking turn of events causes both Israel and Syria to fear the Assyrians.  They draw together in an unusual alliance and even call upon Judah to join them.  When Judah refuses to become involved, Syria and Israel turn against Judah in an effort to force her support.”

Read: 2 Kings 15:30-31 & 36-38, 2 Kings 17:1-2, 2 Chronicles 27:7 & 9, 2 Kings 16:1-4, 2 Chronicles 28:1-4

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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