Monthly Archives: April 2020

April 20, 2020: Day 79 – II Kings 21

We go from really, really good to really, really bad.  Remember the name Manasseh because he set Judah back a number of years.  He ruled for 55 years so imagine the damage that he was able to do over that … Continue reading

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April 19, 2020: Day 78 – II Kings 20

So I think Hezekiah is probably one of my favorite kings of the people of Israel.  I want to start at the end of this chapter.  Every time that I take a group of people to Israel I make sure … Continue reading

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April 18, 2020: Day 77 – II Kings 19

Remember when we said that Judah was faithful in their king Hezekiah?  Well, this chapter introduces us to another person who is a bit of a legend in his own right.  We find the prophet Isaiah, yes the same prophet … Continue reading

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April 17, 2020: Day 76 – II Kings 18

We finally find a reverse in the trend of terrible kings.  We finally find a king, Hezekiah, who was completely different, in a good way as opposed to Hoshea from the north was completely different in a bad way.  Notice … Continue reading

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April 16, 2020: Day 75 – II Kings 17

And now the final shoe has fallen.  We see a new ruler in the north who was unlike any other ruler that the north had.  He became a vassal to Assyria but even went behind their back with Egypt, so … Continue reading

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April 15, 2020: Day 74 – II Kings 16

We move from the last of the kings of Israel to the worst of the King of Judah, or the south.  We find ourselves in the reign of Ahaz who was the weakest and the worst king in the history … Continue reading

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April 14, 2020: Day 73 – II Kings 15

Here we find ourselves in a time period where the north and the south are surrounded by enemy powers as they try to work out their relationship with each other.  This map above is going to be pretty crucial in … Continue reading

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April 13, 2020: Day 72 – II Kings 14

We find for the first time, I think, a battle between the north and the south.  So we see that there rises up a king in the south, Amaziah, who was very powerful and was successful in battle.  He did … Continue reading

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April 12, 2020: Day 71 – II Kings 13

This chapter is somewhat confusing because you have both Joash and Jehoash in both the north and the south and at times in this chapter their names flip-flop.  Commentators agree that there is not a consistent chronology that is deployed … Continue reading

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April 11, 2020: Day 70 – II Kings 12

We find ourselves once again looking at the reign of a king of Judah, so the south, where Jerusalem was located, and this time it is Joash, or in some translations, Jehoash.  He ruled for 40 years and Scripture tells … Continue reading

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