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Continuing in the attempt to read the bible chronologically, we are now ready for II Kings and the remainder of II Chronicles. These will be spread out over the corresponding events in the major and minor prophets of each leader.

...continue reading "Intro to II Kings"

Many of these may be similar to the I King stories, but with more information about Judah's story. While much of this may have been touched on previously, this is new reading for me in II Chronicles.

...continue reading "II Chronicles: All Things Elijah, Ahab, and Jehoshaphat (Chs. 17-20)"

I took a close look at these chapters recently, so this will be a high-level brief look back at these events.

...continue reading "I Kings: All Things Elijah, Ahab, and Jehoshaphat (Chs. 17-22)"

Continued refresher, as I am going back through some of I Kings and II Chronicles that I've already reviewed before resuming my attempt at chronologically reading the Old Testament.

...continue reading "More Goin’ Back to Go Forward"

We're firmly into Prophet Elijah and King Ahab territory. Mostly recently, Israel was attacked by Syria and God took a very personal interest in King Ahab, assisting for His own name's Sake. While Ahab was partially obedient to his nation's benefit, he was also partially wrong.

...continue reading "I Kings 21: God’s Amazing (and Surprising) Grace"

Just as a brief reminder of how we arrived here. Israel split into two after Solomon. In the north, the nation that held onto the name Israel, was the rebellious half. It's first leader, Jeroboam, had a covenant with God; but promptly began to ignore by making idols, adding new worship centers and festivals to keep people from going to Judah. He then went off the deep end and started a full blown false religion.

This was followed by his son, just as wicked, but only ruling for a fraction of the time and replaced by his assassin, Baasha, ending the Jeroboam dynasty with a count of 2. Baasha's dynasty also held a two count, as his drunk son was assassinated, while getting drunk, by one of his military's leaders, Zimri.

Zimri lasts seven days and is replaced by Omri. That brings us up to speed.

...continue reading "I Kings 16 – 18: Ahab and Elijah"

I admit...I stole this title from Wiersbe's commentary on these chapters> I'll have to see if I change it once I read the content; but I'm guessing it's perfect because I think we're about to hit a string of kings and many of them will fly by as they did not glorify God.

Let's check 'em out.

...continue reading "I Kings 15-16 and II Chronicles 13-16: Kings on Parade"

I'm making my way through the first generation of leadership following the division between Israel and Judah. We took a closer look and Israel and Jeroboam in previous posts; and a cursory look at Rehoboam of Judah. But today we'll take a deeper dive into the reign of Rehoboam in II Chronicles 11-12.

...continue reading "II Chronicles 11-12: Rehoboam Continued"