2 Kings
The Bible Book by Book
I. The last days of Elijah, Chs. 1-2.

II. The career of Elisha, Chs. 3-8.

III. The dynasty of Jehu, Chs. 9-14.

IV. The fall of Israel, Chs. 15-17.

V. The Kingdom of Judah, Chs. 18-25.

For Study and Discussion (1) Contrast the character of David with that of Solomon. Give the ideal elements and the defects of each. Also compare them as rulers. (2) Contrast the character of Elijah with that of Elisha. Point out the elements of strength and weakness in each. Compare the great moral and religious truth taught by each as well as the great deeds performed by them. (3) Study this as the cradle of liberty. Note Elijah's resistance of tyrants and Ahab in the vineyard of Naboth. Look for other instances. (4) Consider the place of the prophets. Note their activity in the affairs of government. Glance through these books and make a list of all prophets who are named and note the character of their message and the king or nation to whom each spoke. (5) Make a list of the kings of Israel and learn the story of Jeroboam I, Omri, Ahab, Jehu, Jeroboam II and Hoshea. (6) Make a list of the kings of Judah and learn the principal events and the general character of the reign of Rehoboam, Jehoshaphat, Joash, Uzziah, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh, Josiah and Zedekiah. (7) The fall of Judah. (8) The failure of human governments, (a) the cause, (b) the manifestation and result.

For the Outline Study of the Bible by Books by J.B. TIDELL, A.M., D.D. Professor of Biblical Literature in Baylor University, Waco, Texas

1. Moab Rebels; Ahaziah Judged by Elijah and Succeeded by Jehoram

2. Elijah Taken to Heaven and Succeeded by Elisha

3. Jehoram Meets Moab's Rebellion

4. The Widow's Oil; The Shunammite Woman's son rasied; Stew and Bread Feed Many

5. Naaman Cured of Leprosy; Gehazi Smitten

6. Elisha Causes the Axhead to Float; Arameans Blinded; Samaria Besieged

7. Elisha Promises Plenty in Samaria; Siege Lifted

8. The Shunammite's Land; Hazael Kills Ben-Hadad; Jehoram and Ahaziah Kings of Judah

9. Jehu Reigns in Israel; Murders of Joram, Ahaziah, Jezebel

10. Ahab's Family Killed; Baal Worshipers killed; Jehoahaz succeeds Jehu

11. Athaliah Queen of Judah

12. Joash Reigns over Judah, Repairs the Temple

13. Jehoahaz, Jehoash, Kings of Israel; Elisha Dies

14. Amaziah and Jeroboam II Kings of Judah

15. Azariah, Jotham Kings of Judah; Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, Pekah Kings of Israel

16. Ahaz Ruler over Judah; Damascus Falls; Ahaz Succeeded by Hezekiah

17. Hoshea Last King of Israel; Northern Tribes Led into Captivity

18. Hezekiah Rules over Judah, Destroys Idolatry

19. Isaiah Foretells Jerusalem's Deliverance; Hezekiah's Prayer and God's Answer

20. Hezekiah's Life Lengthened, Shows Treasures to Babylon

21. Manasseh's and Amon's Wicked Reigns

22. Josiah's Good Reign; Repair of the Temple; Finding the Lost Book of the Law

23. Josiah Renews the Covenant and Passover; Jehoahaz and Jehoiakim Follow

24. Jehoiakim; Deportation to Babylon; Jehoiachin; Zedekiah

25. Nebuchadnezzar's Siege, Burning and Plunder of Jerusalem; Jehoiachin's Release

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