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According to the NASB Ryrie Study Bible organization, Chapters 3 and 4 combine in a sub section titled, A Message of Doom and Deliverance. There was much doom in Chapter Three. Bring on the deliverance!

...continue reading "Micah 4 (Judah)"

The NASB Ryrie Study Bible adds a subtitle to Chapters 3 and 4 together titled, A Message of Doom and Deliverance.

...continue reading "Micah 3 (Judah and Israel)"

Isaiah is prophesying about the final demise of Israel as a warning to Judah.

...continue reading "Isaiah 10 (Judah/Israel)"

Isaiah begins with his indictment of Judah's behavior and a prophesy of their future which is also a parallel to the end times. Then we flash back to read about his calling. Now we are back in his historical timeline with the kings of his time.

...continue reading "II Kings 16; II Chron 28 & Isaiah 7 (Judah)"

Chapter 3 ends with the proud, seductive daughters of Zions being taken and abused as slaves in this time of terror and desolation. Chapter 4 opens with women so desperate for a husband, they agree to support themselves.

...continue reading "Isaiah 4 (Judah)"

So we finally have the house of Ahab scrubbed from Israel and Judah. Jehu meeting God's mandate and then far exceeding it in brutality to secure his authority on the throne in the north; and the Lord using the high priest and his wife to save the remaining offspring in the line of David, taking the throne at the tender age of 7.

...continue reading "II Kings 12-13; II Chronicles 24"

Kings Jehoshaphat and Ahab are both dead. We've finished I Kings and now II Kings and II Chronicles spreads out over the chronological timeline. The Blue Letter Bible (BLB) chronological reading plan lists Obadiah now, prior to beginning II Kings. Although this is disputed.

...continue reading "Intro to Obadiah"