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And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Summary of the Book of Second Kings

By H. A. (Buster) Dobbs
  1. Introduction
    1. The two books of Kings are really one book
      1. Chronology is difficult and not the principle thing
      2. Egypt and Assyria two major powers
      3. Canaan boxed in
        1. Assyria to the North
        2. Egypt to the South
        3. The sea to the West
        4. The desert to the East
    2. First and Second Kings parallel First and Second Chronicles
  2. The Divided Kingdom (1:1 to 17:41)
    1. Ahaziah in Israel (1:1-18)
      1. Son of Ahab and Jezebel reigned about two years
      2. Followed mother’s pagan influence (3:2)
      3. Fell through lattice and was sick (1:2)
      4. Inquired of Baal-zebub, idol god of Ekron (1:2)
      5. Elijah interfered and prophesied the death of Ahaziah (1:3-17)
    2. Jehoram in Israel (2:1 to 8:15)
      1. The translation of Elijah (2:1-17)
      2. Elisha succeeds Elijah (2:18-25)
        1. Curing foul water at Jericho (2:18-22)
        2. The youth and the bears (2:23-25)
      3. Puts down Moabite rebellion with the aid of Elisha (3:1-27)
        1. Alliance with Jehosaphat of Judah (3:10)
        2. Jeohsaphat insists on consulting a prophet of God (3:11-27)
      4. Elisha helps prophet’s widow pay debts (4:1-7)
      5. The Shunammite woman (4:8-37)
        1. Hospitality shown to Elisha by Shunammite woman (4:8-11)
        2. Shunammite woman has a son (4:12-17)
        3. The son dies and is restored (4:18-37)
      6. Curing the pottage and multiplying food (4:38-44)
      7. Naaman the Syrian Centurian (5:1-27)
        1. Naaman recovered of his leporsy (5:1-14)
        2. His gift refused (5:15-17)
        3. Naaman in the house of Rimmon. Elisha neither approves nor disapproves. Some think this is something Naaman had done and not something he proposed to do (5:18-19)
        4. Elisha’s servant, Gehazi, sins and is punished (5:20-27)
      8. Elisha makes iron swim (6:1-7)
      9. War with Syria (6:8 to 7:20)
        1. King of Syria tries to kill Elisha at Dothan (6:8-23)
        2. Syria afflicts Israel during a famine (6:24-33)
        3. Elisha foretells sudden relief (7:1-2)
        4. Four lepers discover the abandoned Syrian camp (7:3-20)
      10. Shunnamite woman has lands restored to her (8:1-6)
      11. Hazael assassinates Ben-hadad of Syria to be king of Syria (8:7-15)
    3. Reign Joram (Jehoram) in Judah (8:16 to 8:23)
      1. Israel (Joram) and Judah (Jehoram) war with Syria (8:16)
      2. Jehosaphat wicked king (married Ahab’s daughter) (8:17-19)
      3. Joram wars with Edom and Libnah (8:20-22)
      4. Joram (Jehoram) of Judah dies and is buried in Jerusalem (8:23)
    4. Reign of Ahaziah of Judah (8:24 to 9:10)
      1. Ahaziah was an evil king (8:25)
      2. Joined with Jehoram (Joram) of Israel to fight against Syria (8:26-28)
      3. Jehoram of Israel wounded in the battle (8:29)
      4. Elisha sends a servant to anoint Jehu to be king of Israel (9:1-10)
    5. Reign of Jehu of Israel (9:11 to 10:36)
      1. Jehu kills Jehoram of Israel and Ahaziah of Judah (9:11-29)
      2. Jehu kills Jezebel in Jezereel (9:30-37)
      3. Jehu kills 70 sons of Ahab and all his house (10:1-11)
      4. Jehu kills 42 brethren of Ahaziah (10:12-17)
      5. Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel (10:18-28)
      6. Jehu followed the sins of Jeroboam (10:29-31)
      7. Jehu wars with Hazael of Syria (10:32-33)
      8. Jehu dies and is buried in Samaria (10:34-36)
    6. Reign of Athaliah, mother of Ahaziah, in Judah (11:1-20)
      1. Athaliah destroyed all the seed royal, except the baby Joash (11:1)
      2. Joash was hidden in the house of the Lord six years (11:2-3)
      3. Jehoiada, the pirest, anoints Joash king over Judah (11:4-12)
      4. Athaliah put to death (11:13-16)
      5. Jehoiada destroys Baalism in Judah (11:17-20)
    7. Reign of Joash (Jehoash) in Judah (12:1-21)
      1. Joash was a good king, reigning 40 years (12:1)
      2. Restoration of the house of the Lord in Judah (12:2-16)
      3. Joash paid ransom to Hazael of Syria not to invade Judah (12:17-18)
      4. Joash assassinated by his servants (12:19-21).
    8. Reign of Ahaziah of Israel (13:1-9)
      1. Ahaziah (Jehoahaz) of Israel was an evil king (13:2)
      2. Ahaziah and Israel war with Hazael of Syria (13:3)
      3. Ahaziah given relief but followed the way of Jeroboam (13:4-7)
      4. Jehoahaz (Ahaziah) died and was buried in Samara (13:8-9)
    9. Reign of Jehoash in Israel (13:10-25)
      1. Jehoash was evil walking in the way of Jeroboam (13:11)
      2. Jehoash died and was buried in Samaria (13:12-13)
      3. Jehoash (Joash) of Israel and the prophet Elisha (13:14-19)
      4. Elisha dies and is buried (13:20-21)
      5. Jehoash and Hazael war all the days of Jehoash (13:22-24)
      6. Jehoash smites Hazael three times, fulfilling Elisha’s prophecy (13:25).
      7. Jehoash dies and is buried in Samaria (14:15-16)
      8. Jeroboam II, son of Jehoash, becomes king of Israel (14:16)
    10. Reign of Amaziah in Judah (14:1-20)
      1. A good king, but not like David (14:3)
      2. Idolatry continued (14:4)
      3. Executed those who had killed his father (14:5-6)
      4. Defeated Edom in war, killing 10,000 Edmoites (14:7)
      5. Amaziah challenged Jehoash of Israel to war (14:8-10)
      6. Amaziah defeated by Jehoash and Jerusalem plundered (14:11-14)
      7. Amaziah is executed by the people and his son, Azariah, becomes king in Judah (14:15-16)
    11. Reign of Jerboram II in Israel (14:23-29)
      1. Jeroboam reigns 41 years (14:23)
      2. He was a wicked king (14:24)
      3. Extended the border of Israel by military conquest (14:25-28)
      4. Jeroboam died and was buried in Samaria (14:29)
      5. Zechariah his son reigns in Israel (14:29)
    12. Reign of Azariah (Uzziah), son of Amaziah, in Judah (15:1-7)
      1. Reigned 52 years in Jerusalem (15:2)
      2. Good king but allowed idolatry to continue (15:3-4)
      3. Azariah smitten with leporsy and Jotham his son judged the people (15:5-7).
      4. After the death of Azariah, Jotham became king (15:7)
    13. Reign of Zechariah in Israel (15:8-12)
      1. An evil king who reigned only six months (15:8)
      2. Shallum assassinated Zechariah and became king (15:9-10)
      3. Zechariah last king in the dynasty that began with Jehu (15:11-12)
    14. Reign of Shallum in Israel (15:13-15)
      1. Shallum reigned only one month (15:13)
      2. Menahem assassinates Shallum and becomes king in Israel (15:14)
    15. Reign of Menahem in Israel (15:16-22)
      1. Menahem’s barbaric acts (15:16)
      2. Menahem reigned 10 years in Israel (15:17)
      3. Menahem was an evil king (15:18)
      4. Menahem bought off an Assyrian invasion (15:19-20)
      5. Menahem died and was buried in Samaria (15:21-22)
      6. Menaham is succeeded by his son, Pekahiah (15:22)
    16. Reign of Pekihiah in Israel (15:23-26
      1. Pekihiah reigned two years (15:23)
      2. Pekihiah was an evil king (15:24)
      3. Pekah assassinates Pekihiah and took the throne (15:25-26)
    17. Reign of Pekah in Israel (15:27-31)
      1. Pekah reigned 20 years (15:27)
      2. Pekah was an evil king (15:28)
      3. Tiglathpilesser of Assyria invaded Israel and took some of its territory (15:29)
      4. Pekah assassinated by Hoshea (15:30-31).
    18. Reign of Jotham in Judah (15:32-38)
      1. Jotham reigned 16 years (15:33)
      2. Jotham was a good king (15:34)
      3. Idolatry was not removed (15:35)
      4. Rezin of Syria and Pekah of Israel war with Jotham (15:37)
      5. Jotham died and was buried in Jerusalem (15:38)
    19. Reign of Ahaz of Judah (16:1-20)
      1. Ahaz reigned 16 years (16:2)
      2. Ahaz was an evil king walking in the ways of the kings of Israel (16:3)
      3. Rezin of Syria and Pekah of Israel make war on Ahaz (16:5-6)
      4. Ahaz sends to Tiglathpileser of Assyria for help (16:7-9)
      5. Ahaz visits Damascus and built an altar like the one he saw in Damascus (16:10-16)
      6. Ahaz gave precious metal from the temple to the king of Assyria (16:17-19)
      7. Ahaz died and was buried in Jerusalem (16:20)
      8. Ahaz’ son, Hezekiah, became king in Judah (16:20)
    20. Reign of Hoshea in Israel (17:1-41)
      1. Hoshea reigned 9 years in Israel (17:1)
      2. Hoshea was an evil king (17:2)
      3. Shalmaneser of Assyria defeated Israel and took the people captive (17:3-6)
      4. Summary of Israel’s wickedness (17:7-17)
      5. Israel punished and removed out of Jehovah’s sight (17:18-23).
      6. Repopulating Samaria (17:24-40)
      7. Samaritans feared Jehovah but served their own gods (17:33,41)
    21. Reign of Hezekiah of Judah (18:1 TO 20:21)
      1. Hezekiah was a good king and reigned 29 years (18:1-2)
      2. Hezekiah removed the idols of Judah (18:4)
      3. Hezekiah faithfully followed Jehovah (18:5-12)
      4. Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah (18:13-16)
      5. Rabshakeh’s hateful message (18:17-37).
      6. Hezekiah’s fear and Isaiah’s assurance of deliverance (19:1-7).
      7. Irreverent letter from Rabshakeh and Hezekiah’s prayer (19:8-19)
      8. Isaiah gives Hezekiah Jehovah’s answer to his prayer (19:20-34)
      9. An angel of Jehovah kills 185,000 Assyrian soldiers (19:35-37)
      10. Hezekiah’s sickness and recovery (20:1-11)
      11. Hezekiah shows wealth of Jerusalem to representatives of Babylon (20:12-19).
      12. Hezekiah died and Manasseh, his son, reigned in Judah (20:20-21).
    22. Reign of Manasseh in Judah (21:1-18)
      1. Manasseh reigned 55 years in Jerusalem (21:1)
      2. Manasseh was a wicked king who rebuilt the idol altars his father had destroyed (21:2-9)
      3. Jehovah threatens punishment because of the sins of Manasseh (21:10-16)
      4. Manasseh died and was buried in Jerusalem (21:17-18)
      5. Amon, Manasseh’s son, succeeds him (21:18)
    23. Reign of Amon in Judah (21:19-26)
      1. Amon an evil king (21:19-22)
      2. Amon died and was buried in Jerusalem (21:23-26)
      3. Amon’s son, Josiah, became king in Jerusalem (21:26)
    24. Reign of Josiah (22:1 to 23:30)
      1. Josiah reigned 31 years in Jerusalem (22:1-2)
      2. Josiah was good king who restored the temple (22:3-7)
      3. Book of the law found in the temple (22:8-13)
      4. Inquiry made of Huldah the prophetess (22:14-20)
      5. Idolatry obliterated from Jerusalem and Judah (23:1-20)
      6. The Passover observed (23:21-23)
      7. Soothsayers banned (23:24-25)
      8. Jehovah renews his threat to destroy Judah (23:26-27)
      9. Josiah is killed by Pharaoh-necho and buried in Jerusalem (23:29-30)
      10. Jehoahaz, son of Josiah, reigns as king in Judah (23:30)
    25. Reign of Jehoahaz (23:31-34)
      1. Jehoahaz reigned 3 months (23:31)
      2. Jehoahaz was an evil king (23:32)
      3. Jehoahaz is replaced by Pharaoh-necho by his brother Jehoiakim (23:33)
      4. Jehoahaz died in Egypt (23:34)
    26. Reign of Jehoiakim (23:35 to 24:7)
      1. Jehoiakim submits to Pharaoh-necho (23:35)
      2. Jehoiakim reigned eleven years in Jerusalem (23:36)
      3. Jehoiakim did evil in God sight (23:36)
      4. Jehoiakim became the vassal of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (24:1)
      5. Jehoiakim rebels against Nebuchadnezzar (24:1)
      6. Many enemies punish Judah (24:2-5)
      7. Jehoiakim died and his son, Jehoiachin became king (24:6-7)
    27. Reigns of Jehoiachin (Jeconiah) and Mattaniah (Zedekiah) (24:8 to 25:30)
      1. Jehoiachin reigned three months in Judah (24:8)
      2. Jehoiachin was an evil king (24:9)
      3. Jehoiachin and ten thousand captives carried to Babylon (24:10-16)
      4. Nebuchadnezzar made Jehoiachin’s uncle, Mattaniah, king in Judah while Jehoiachin was prisoner in Babylon. Mattaniah’s name was changed to Zedekiah (24:17)
      5. Zedekiah ruled in Judah eleven years (24:18)
      6. Zedekiah was an evil king (24:19-20)
      7. Zedekiah rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar (25:1)
      8. Nebuchadnezzar defeated Zedekiah (25:2-6)
      9. Zedekiah’s sons killed in his presence and his eyes were put out (25:7)
      10. The Temple and Jerusalem were utterly destroyed and burned to ashes (25:8-12)
      11. The valuables, including the sacred vessels in the Temple, were carried to Babylon (25:13-17)
      12. Chief-priest and other nobles were put to death (25:18-21)
      13. Judah carried captive to Babylon (25:22-16)
      14. Jehoiachin continued to be regarded as king of Judah while in Babylon (25:27-30)

H. A. "Buster" Dobbs, email: had@worldnet.att.net
P. O. Box 690192
Houston, Texas 77269-0192
(281) 469-3540

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