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Category: 102: History Books

1 Chronicles 1 – 4

A repeat of the table of nations in Genesis 10-11   1 Chronicles 1 1 Chronicles 1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh, 1:2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, 1:3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, 1:4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The sons of Japheth 1:5 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and avan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. […]

2 Kings 23 – 25

2 Kings 23 A righteous king destroys evil and builds the godly.  Righteous leaders and elders destroy evil, rebuke sin; and build up the godly. 2 Kings 23:1 And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. 23:2 And the king went up into the house of the […]

2 Kings 20 – 22

2 Kings 20 Hezekiah appeals to God because of his sickness 2 Kings 20:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. 20:2 Then […]

2 Kings 19

2 Kings 19 God’s response to Assyria, and God’s deliverance for his faithful When Hezekiah heard the demands of the Assyrians he was moved to anguish and inquired of the Eternal.  This is exactly what we should be doing when we learn of our sins and the coming correction from the Eternal. 2 Kings 19:1 And […]

2 Kings 17 – 18

2 Kings 17 The Northern Kingdom of Israel was conquered by the Neo-Assyrian monarchs, Tiglath-Pileser III (Pul) and Shalmaneser V. and brought under tribute in the reign of  Pekah, in approximately 740 B.C., and a twenty year series of deportations from the land began. 2 Kings 15:29   In the days of Pekah king of Israel […]

2 Kings 15 – 16

2 Kings 15 Azariah becomes king of Judah 2 Kings 15:1 In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign. 15:2 Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s […]

2 Kings 12 – 14

2 Kings 12 2 Kings 12:1 In the seventh year of Jehu [king of Israel] Jehoash [Joash] began to reign [in Judah]; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba. What a marvelous tribute to God and to the high priest Jehoiadah who tutored Joash, and to Joash! […]

2 Kings 10 – 11

2 Kings 10 Ahab had 70 sons and Jehu challenges them to fight for Ahab’s throne of Israel in Samaria. Jehu destroys baal but lets the golden calves remain.  This shows a zeal for doing what he thought was right mixed with disobedience and rebellion at some of the Word of God.  This same condition […]

2 Kings 7 – 9

2 Kings 7 Elisha prophecies from God that the famine will end and that there will be an instant supply of food. 2 Kings 7:1 Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two […]

2 Kings 4 – 6

2 Kings 4 These chapters are about the miracles of  Elisha done by the power of God. The miracle of the oil  This is a prophetic miracle that all God’s truly sincerely faithful obedient, will be filled to overflowing with the oil of God’s Spirit! 2 Kings 4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives […]

2 Kings 1 – 3

2 Kings 1 First and Second Kings were originally one book until divided to make two shorter books in the first century B.C.  Second Kings is a continuation of First Kings. 2 Kings 1:1 Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. Ahaziah son of Ahab fell and was injured and he sent […]

1 Kings 21 – 22

1 Kings 21 Jezebel was a priestess of the fertility religion of baal; and Jezebel is used as a type of all religions which adopt the same traditions including those who rename those false traditions with “Christian” sounding names. The story of Ahab and Jezebel carries many lessons for us today. 1.  Do not knowingly […]

1 Kngs 19 – 20

Daily News 1 Kings 19 Upon hearing that the priests of baal had been killed, Jezebel sought to kill Elijah.  We see here that Jezebel seduced people into sexual immorality and idol worship, and we know that both these things are types of spiritual adultery against the Creator our espoused Husband.  Further eating things sacrificed to […]

1 Kings 19 – 20

1 Kings 19 Upon hearing that the priests of baal had been killed, Jezebel sought to kill Elijah.  We see here that Jezebel seduced people into sexual immorality and idol worship, and we know that both of these things are types of spiritual adultery against the Creator our espoused Husband.  Further, the eating of things sacrificed […]

1 Kings 17 – 18

1 Kings 17 Elijah Elijah was a man of God; he was loyal to God above his loyalty to the king, the priesthood [ministry] or anyone else.  God used Elijah to correct the king, the people and the priests who had fallen away from God.  Elijah was not a priest, he was a man selected directly by God and […]

1 Kings 15 – 16

1 Kings 15 Great emphasis is placed on the fact that Judah and Benjamin] were at war almost continually with the other Ten Tribes of Israel. 1 Kings 15:1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat [of Israel] reigned Abijam over Judah. Abijam the son of Rehoboam reigned in Jerusalem […]

1 Kings 13 – 14

1 Kings 13 The Deeds of Jeroboam God sent his servant to rebuke the apostasy of Jeroboam, and prophesy of another who would destroy the idols; calling him by name Josiah [YHVH will help].  The prophet cried out against Jeroboam and his altar to idols. 1 Kings 13:1 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah […]

1 Kings 11 – 12

1 Kings 11 Then Solomon was turned away from the commandments of God by marrying unconverted women. Deuteronomy 7:1  When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, […]

1 Kings 9 – 10

1 Kings 9 After the dedication of the temple and Solomon’s prayer, God appeared to him in a dream. 1 Kings 9:1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do, 9:2 That […]

1 Kings 8

1 Kings 8 Solomon assembled all of the elders of Israel to bring the Ark up from David’s tent and place it in the new Temple in the seventh month.  The people gathered for the Dedication of the Temple for seven days, followed by the seven day Feast of Tabernacles.  Solomon’s address to the elders of Israel […]

1 Kings 7

1 Kings 7 Solomon built his royal palace on the Temple Mount adjacent to the Temple. 1 Kings 7 is mainly about the building of the Palaces of Solomon.   1 Kings 7:1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house. Solomon’s palace was built of cedar from […]

1 Kings 5 – 6

1 Kings 5 The building of the temple at Jerusalem by Solomon   The Temple was built on the same general plan as the Tabernacle, but is much larger and was constructed on a permanent fixed immovable site.  The Ezekiel Temple to be constructed by Christ will be much more glorious still.  See Ezekiel 40-48. Hiram king of Tyre […]

1 Kings 3 – 4

1 Kings 3 This chapter begins with a statement about Solomon’s building and in v 2 immediately jumps to the religious state of affairs at that time. 1 Kings 3:1 And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made […]

1 Kings 1 – 2

1 Kings 1 First Kings begins with the death of David and the succession of Solomon. Solomon; was, except for a period of sinfulness; a type of Jesus Christ, while Solomon’s kingdom was a type of the kingdom of God.  Solomon’s reign knew mostly peace; and he was also the wealthiest king and the wisest man who […]

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