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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.

Read: 2 Kings 8:7-15, 8:23-24, 8:27, 8:29,  2 Chronicles 21:19-20, 2 Kings 9, 2 Kings 10:1-17, 2 Chronicles 22:1-9

It’s so funny how people think the Bible is a boring old book of rules when it’s a very interesting (and sometimes disgusting) book of people and situations just like us.

Ok, so some of the following situations I can safely say have never happened to me…but the Bible is chock full of what I would call crazy boy stories.  You know, the stories that are gross…the type boys would especially love to read and learn about.

EHUD  (Judges 3:12-30)

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“Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly. The handle also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the refuse came out.”   Judges 3:21-22

JAEL  (Judges 4)

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“But Jael, Heber’s wife, took a tent peg and seized a hammer in her hand, and went secretly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went through into the ground; for he was sound asleep and exhausted. So he died.”   Judges 4:21

ELISHA  (2 Kings 2:15-25)

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Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, ‘Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!’ When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number.”   2 Kings 2:23-24

And then, of course, from today’s reading…

JEHORAM  (2 Chronicles 21)

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“After all this, the Lord afflicted Jehoram with an incurable disease of the bowels. In the course of time, at the end of the second year, his bowels came out because of the disease, and he died in great pain.”   2 Chronicles 21:18-19

JEZEBEL  (2 Kings 9:30-37)

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“’Throw her down!’ Jehu said. So they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered the wall and the horses as they trampled her underfoot. But when they went out to bury her, they found nothing except her skull, her feet and her hands.”   2 Kings 9:33 & 35

AHAB  (2 Kings 10:1-17)

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“When the letter arrived, these men took the princes and slaughtered all seventy of them. They put their heads in baskets and sent them to Jehu in Jezreel. When the messenger arrived, he told Jehu, ‘They have brought the heads of the princes.’  Then Jehu ordered, ‘Put them in two piles at the entrance of the city gate until morning.’”   2 Kings 10:7-8

Elisha the Prophet

“Since then, Elisha has been Elijah’s protégé, following him about and learning the work of a prophet.  Like Elijah, Elisha will work wonderful miracles as well as some similar in nature to those performed by the Messiah to come.

Elijah is traveling from Gilgal to the Jordan River, where he is taken up in a whirlwind.  The clear implication is that Elijah never dies in a physical sense, but is in some special way translated into another realm.  Perhaps it is the same way in which Enoch ‘was no more.'”

Read: 2 Kings 2, 4, 8:1-2, 6:1-7

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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