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THE SECOND BOOK OF THE KINGS

2 KINGS

 

Overview:

2 Kings is named after its primary subject matter, a history of the kings of Israel and Judah. A number of post-event theological observations suggest that the primary application of this book was to the exiled community of Israel. This book may be studied in four parts: (1) Conclusion of Elijah's Ministry (1:1-2:14), (2) Elisha's Ministry (2:15-13:25), (3) Disintegration of Israel (14:1-17:41), and (4) Disintegration of Judah (18:1-25:30).

Authorship:

Anonymous. Some conservative scholars attribute the books of 1 and 2 Kings to a single author, possibly the same individual who penned Joshua, Judges, and 1 and 2 Samuel, and who also used a number of ancient, but now lost, resources to compose and/or edit a comprehensive history of events recorded from a viewpoint before King Cyrus of Persia issued his command for the exiles to return to Israel.

Composition Date:

Unknown, but the structure of this book suggests that it was edited into the final form in which we have it today sometime after Israel's defeat, since the author clearly looks to the history of events he records as evidence that God was not finished with his plans for dispersed Israel.

Messianic Hope:

The Messiah as Greater than Solomon

 

Introduction to the book of 2 Kings taken from the Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.0., Build 2014.01.13.
Copyright © 1996-2014 by the ISV Foundation. Used by permission of Davidson Press, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY.

 



 

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O.T. | GEN | EXO | LEV | NUM | DEU | JOS | JDG | RUT | 1SA | 2SA | 1KI | 2KI | 1CH | 2CH | EZR | NEH | EST | JOB | PSA | PRO | ECC
SOS | ISA | JER | LAM | EZE | DAN | HOS | JOE | AMO | OBA | JON | MIC | NAH | HAB | ZEP | ZEC | MAL | N.T. | MAT | MAR | LUK | JOH
ACT | ROM | 1CO | 2CO | GAL | EPH | PHI | COL | 1TH | 2TH |1TI | 2TI | TIT | PHL | HEB | JAM | 1PE | 2PE | 1JO | 2JO | 3JO | JUD | REV
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