1. Jeroboam.

 

Hebrew Word: Yarob`am.

Hebrew Meaning: The people will contend.

 

Fathers Name.

Nebat.

1 KINGS 11:26

“And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda.”

 

Mothers Name.

Zeruah.

1 KINGS 11:26

“Whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman.”

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Jeroboam.

 

Prophet.

Ahijah.

1 KINGS 11:29-31

“And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of

Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the

way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two

were alone in the field:

30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent

it in twelve pieces:

31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith

the Lord, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out

of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Jeroboam began; as a servant of Solomon.

1 KINGS 11:26

“And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda,

Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow

woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.”

1 KINGS 11:28

“And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and

Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made

him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.”

 

2. A prophet named Ahijah reveals God’s plans to Jeroboam, to

make him the King of Israel.

1 KINGS 11:29-39

“And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of

Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the

way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two

were alone in the field:

30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:

31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith

the Lord, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of

the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:

32 (But he shall have one tribe for my servant David's sake, and

for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the

tribes of Israel:)

33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped

Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the

Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have

not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes,

and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his

father.

34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but

I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my

servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my

commandments and my statutes:

35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give

it unto thee, even ten tribes.

36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant

may have a light always before me in Jerusalem, the city which

I have chosen me to put my name there.

37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that

thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command

thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight,

to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my

servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house,

as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.

39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not forever.”

 

3. Solomon desires to kill; Jeroboam.

1 KINGS 11:40

“Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam."

 

4. Jeroboam flees to Egypt; until the death of Solomon.

1 KINGS 11:40

“And Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of

Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.”

 

5. Jeroboam returns after hearing of Solomon’s death, and is

made King of Israel.

1 KINGS 12:20

“And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was

come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation,

and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed

the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.”

 

6. Jeroboam fears losing his kingdom, so he erected false gods

to worship.

1 KINGS 12:26-29

“And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to

the house of David:

27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the Lord at

Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto

their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall

kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.

28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of

gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to

Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up

out of the land of Egypt.

29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan."

 

7. Jeroboam causes the people to sin, in worshipping false gods.

1 KINGS 12:30-33

And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship

before the one, even unto Dan.

31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the

lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.

32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the

fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah,

and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto

the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests

of the high places which he had made.

33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the

fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he

had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the

children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt

incense.”

 

8. God sent a man to prophecy; against Jeroboam.

1 KINGS 13:1-2

“And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word

of the Lord unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn

incense.

2 And he cried against the altar in the word of the Lord, and said,

O altar, altar, thus saith the Lord; Behold, a child shall be born

unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall

he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon

thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.”

 

9. A sign is given; to Jeroboam from God.

1 KINGS 13:3-5

“And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which

the Lord hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the

ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.

4 And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of

the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that

he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And

his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he

could not pull it in again to him.

5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar,

according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word

of the Lord.”

 

10. God heals; Jeroboam.

1 KINGS 13:6

“And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat

now the face of the Lord thy God, and pray for me, that my hand

may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the

Lord, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became

as it was before.”

 

11. Jeroboam continues in his sin; and defiance to God.

1 KINGS 13:33

“After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but

made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places:

whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the

priests of the high places.”

 

12.  God’s goal is now to destroy; Jeroboam.

1 KINGS 13:34

“And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to

cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.”

 

13. Jeroboam’s son gets sick; and he seeks help, from the Prophet

Ahijah.

1 KINGS 14:1-4

“At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise

thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and

get thee to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, which

told me that I should be king over this people.

3 And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of

honey, and go to him: he shall tell thee what shall become of the

child.

4 And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and

came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see; for his eyes

were set by reason of his age.”

 

14. God speaks; to the Prophet Ahijah.

1 KINGS 14:5

And the Lord said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam

cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: thus and

thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in,

that she shall feign herself to be another woman.”

 

15. The Prophet Ahijah and Jeroboam’s wife; meet.

1 KINGS 14:6-9

And it was so, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she

came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam;

why feignest thou thyself to be another? For I am sent to thee

with heavy tidings.

7 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Forasmuch

as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince

over my people Israel,

8 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave

it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept

my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to

do that only which was right in mine eyes;

9 But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast

gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke

me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back.”

 

16. God’s punishment to Jeroboam; is told to Jeroboam’s wife.

1 KINGS 14:10-16

Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam,

and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall,

and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the

remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung,

till it be all gone.

11 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and

him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for the Lord 

hath spoken it.

12 Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and when

thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only

of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is

found some good thing toward the Lord God of Israel in the house

of Jeroboam.

14 Moreover the Lord shall raise him up a king over Israel, who

shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? Even now.

15 For the Lord shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water,

and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to

their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they

have made their groves, provoking the Lord to anger.

16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam,

who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.”

 

17. Jeroboam’s child; dies.

1 KINGS 14:17-18

And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah:

and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him,

according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by the hand

of his servant Ahijah the prophet.”

 

18. There was continual war; between Jeroboam and King

Rehoboam.

1 KINGS 15:6

“There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of

his life.”

 

19. The Lord kills; Jeroboam.

2 CHRONICLES 13:20

“Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of

Abijah: and the Lord struck him, and he died.”

 

Death.

1 KINGS 14:20

“He slept with his fathers.”

 

Term Length.

Twenty two years.

1 KINGS 14:20

“And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty

years.”

 

2. Nadab.

         

Hebrew Word: Nadab.

Hebrew Meaning: Generous.

 

Fathers Name.

Jeroboam.

1 KINGS 14:20

“And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty

years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned

in his stead.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal Nadab’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal Nadab’s age.

 

Term Happenings.

1.  Nadab did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

1 KINGS 15:26

“And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way

of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.”

 

2.  Baasha from the house of Issachar; murders Nadab.

1 KINGS 15:27-28

“And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar,

conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon,

which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid

siege to Gibbethon.

28 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay

him, and reigned in his stead.”

 

3.  Baasha murders; all of the house of Jeroboam, as God desired.

1 KINGS 15:29-30

“And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all the

house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed,

until he had destroyed him, according unto the saying of the Lord,

which he spake by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite:

30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which

he made Israel sin, by his provocation wherewith he provoked

the Lord God of Israel to anger."

 

Death.

Murdered; by Baasha.

1 KINGS 15:27-28

“And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar,

conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon,

which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid

siege to Gibbethon.

28 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay

him, and reigned in his stead.”

 

Term Length.

Two years.

1 KINGS 15:25

 “And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in

the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel

two years.”

 

3. Baasha.

  

Hebrew Word: Ba`sha'.

Hebrew Meaning: Wicked.

 

Fathers Name.

Ahijah.

1 KINGS 15:33

“In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of

Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal the name of Baasha’s mother.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Baasha.

 

Prophet.

Jehu.

1 KINGS 16:1-4

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu the son of Hanani

against Baasha, saying,

2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee

prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of

Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me

to anger with their sins;

3 Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the

posterity of his house; and will make thy house like the house of

Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him

that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Baasha murders; King Nadab and reigns in his place.

1 KINGS 15:25-28

“And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the

second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two

years.

26 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way

of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

27 And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar,

conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon,

which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid

siege to Gibbethon.

28 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay

him, and reigned in his stead.”

 

2. Baasha murders; the entire family of Jeroboam, per the desire

of God.

1 KINGS 15:29-30

“And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all the

house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed,

until he had destroyed him, according unto the saying of the Lord,

which he spake by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite:

30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which

he made Israel sin, by his provocation wherewith he provoked the 

Lord God of Israel to anger.”

 

3. Baasha did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

1 KINGS 15:34

“And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of

Jeroboam.”

 

4.  Baasha caused Israel; to sin.

1 KINGS 15:34

“And in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.”

 

5. God sends Jehu; to prophecy against Baasha.

1 KINGS 16:1-4

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu the son of Hanani

against Baasha, saying,

2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee

prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way

of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke

me to anger with their sins;

3 Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the

posterity of his house; and will make thy house like the house of

Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him

that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.”

1 KINGS 16:7

“And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani

came the word of the Lord against Baasha, and against his house,

even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the Lord, in

provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like

the house of Jeroboam.”

 

6. There was war; between Asa and Baasha King of Israel, all their

days.

1 KINGS 15:16

“And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all

their days.”

 

7. God killed; Baasha.

1 KINGS 16:7

"For all the evil that he did in the sight of the Lord, in provoking him

to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of

Jeroboam; and because he killed him."

 

Death.

1 KINGS 16:6

“So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah.”

 

Term Length.

Twenty four years.

1 KINGS 15:33

“In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of

Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years.”

 

4. Elah.

 

Hebrew Word: Elah.

Hebrew Meaning: An oak.

 

Fathers Name.

Baasha.

1 KINGS 16:6

“So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah: and

Elah his son reigned in his stead.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal the name of Elah’s mother.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Elah.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Elah was a drinker, and became drunk.

1 KINGS 16:9

“And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired

against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the

house of Arza steward of his house in Tirzah.”

 

2. Zimri, Elah’s servant conspired; against Elah.

1 KINGS 16:9

“And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired

against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the

house of Arza steward of his house in Tirzah.”

 

3. Zimri, Elah’s servant kills him; while Elah is in his drunken

condition.

1 KINGS 16:10

“And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him.”

 

4. Zimri now reigns; in the place of Elah.

1 KINGS 16:10

“And reigned in his stead.”

 

Death.

Elah was murdered; by Zimri.

1 KINGS 16:10

“And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him.”

 

Term Length.

Two years.

1 KINGS 16:8

“In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the

son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years.”

 

5. Zimri.

 

Hebrew Word: Zimriy.

Hebrew Meaning: My music.

 

Fathers Name.

The Bible does not reveal the name of Zimri’s father.

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal the name of Zimri’s mother.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Zimri.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Zimri murdered King Elah, and reigned in his place.

1 KINGS 16:9-10

“And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired

against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the

house of Arza steward of his house in Tirzah.

10 And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him, in the

twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his

stead.”

 

2. Zimri murders all of the house of Baasha; according to the desire

of the Lord, spoken by the Prophet Jehu.

1 KINGS 16:11-13

“And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat

on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him

not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor

of his friends.

12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to

the word of the Lord, which he spake against Baasha by Jehu the

prophet.

13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by

which they sinned, and by which they made Israel to sin, in

provoking the Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities.”

 

3. The people make Omri the King, in the place of Zimri.

1 KINGS 16:16

“And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath

conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made

Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the

camp.”

 

4. Zimri commits suicide; when he finds out that the people, made

Omri the King.

1 KINGS 16:18

“And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken,

that he went into the palace of the king's house, and burnt the

king's house over him with fire, and died.”

 

5. Zimri lost his position; due to the desire of God.

1 KINGS 16:19

“For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of the Lord,

in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to

make Israel to sin.”

 

Death.

Zimri died; by suicide.

1 KINGS 16:18

“And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken,

that he went into the palace of the king's house, and burnt the

king's house over him with fire, and died.”

 

Term Length.

Seven days.

1 KINGS 16:15

“In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri

reign seven days in Tirzah.”

 

6. Omri.

 

Hebrew Word: Omriy.

Hebrew Meaning: Pupil of Jehovah.

 

 Fathers Name.

The Bible does not reveal the name of Omri’s father.

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal the name of Omri’s mother.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Omri.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Omri was made King, by all of the people of Israel.

1 KINGS 16:16

“And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath

conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel

made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day

in the camp.”

 

2. Omri built; Samaria.

1 KINGS 16:24

“And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of

silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city

which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill,

Samaria.”

 

3.  Omri did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

1 KINGS 16:25

“But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the Lord.”

 

4. Omri did worse; than all who were before him.

1 KINGS 16:25

“And did worse than all that were before him.”

 

5. Omri walked; in the ways of Jeroboam.

1 KINGS 16:26

“For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.”

 

6. Omri caused Israel; to sin.

1 KINGS 16:26

“And in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.”

 

7. Omri’s sin; provoked God to anger.

1 KINGS 16:26

“To provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities.”

 

Death.

1 KINGS 16:28

“So Omri slept with his fathers.”

 

Term Length.

Twelve years.

1 KINGS 16:23

“In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri to

reign over Israel, twelve years.”

 

7. Ahab.

Hebrew Word: Ach'ab.

Hebrew Meaning: Fathers’s brother.

 

Fathers Name.

Omri.

1 KINGS 16:28

“So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and

Ahab his son reigned in his stead.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal Ahab’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Ahab.

 

Prophet.

1. Elijah.

1 KINGS 17:1

“And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead,

said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I

stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according

to my word.”

 

2. The Unknown Prophets.

1 KINGS 20:13

“And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab king of Israel,

saying, Thus saith the Lord, Hast thou seen all this great

multitude? Behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day; and

thou shalt know that I am the Lord.”

1 KINGS 20:28

"And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of

Israel, and said, Thus saith the Lord, Because the Syrians have

said, The Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys,

therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand,

and ye shall know that I am the Lord.”

 

3.   Micaiah.

1 KINGS 22:8

“And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one

man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the 

Lord: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning

me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Ahab did evil; in the eyes of the Lord, above all that were

before him.

1 KINGS 16:30

“And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord above

all that were before him.”

1 KINGS 21:25-26

“But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to

work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel his wife

stirred up.

26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to

all things as did the Amorites, whom the Lord cast out before the

children of Israel.”

 

2. Ahab walked in the sins of Jeroboam.

1 KINGS 16:31

“And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to

walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.”

 

3. Ahab made an ivory house, and built cities.

1 KINGS 22:39

“Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the

ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built, are

they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of

Israel?”

 

4. Ahab marries Jezebel, from the idolatrous country Zidon.

1 KINGS 16:31

“That he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the

Zidonians.”

 

5. Ahab had seventy sons; in Samaria.

2 KINGS 10:1

“And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria.”

 

6. Ahab serves; Baal.

1 KINGS 16:31

“And went and served Baal, and worshipped him.”

 

7.Ahab erects an altar; and a house for Baal.

1 KINGS 16:32

“And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he

had built in Samaria.”

 

8. Ahab builds a grove (sacred trees or poles); for idol worship.

1 KINGS 16:33

“And Ahab made a grove.”

 

9. Ahab provokes the Lord to anger, more than all the Kings of

Israel before him.

1 KINGS 16:33

“Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than

all the kings of Israel that were before him.”

 

10. Ahab’s wife Jezebel; murders the Prophets of the Lord.

1 KINGS 18:4

“For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, that

Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a

cave, and fed them with bread and water.)”

 

11. Obadiah hides the Lord’s Prophets; who remained alive, in a

cave.

1 KINGS 18:13

Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the

prophets of the Lord, how I hid an hundred men of the Lord's

prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?"

 

12. There was a famine; in Samaria.

1 KINGS 18:1-2

“And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord

came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto

Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.

2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a

sore famine in Samaria.”

 

13. Elijah is sent by God to Ahab, to bring rain upon the earth.

1 KINGS 18:1

“And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord

came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto

Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.”

 

14. Ahab meets; Elijah.

1 KINGS 18:17

“And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto

him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?”

 

15. Elijah rebukes Ahab; for his idolatry, and for forsaking God.

1 KINGS 18:18

“And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy

father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of

the Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim.”

 

16. Elijah instructs Ahab to gather the idolatrous Prophets, to

Mount Carmel.

1 KINGS 18:19

“Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount

Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the

prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.”

 

17. Ahab gathers all the idolatrous Prophets, to Mount Carmel.

1 KINGS 18:20

“So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the

prophets together unto mount Carmel.”

 

18. God proves himself; as the only true God.

1 KINGS 18:21-39

“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye

between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal,

then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a

prophet of the Lord; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and

fifty men.

23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose

one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on

wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock,

and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:

24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the

name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be

God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one

bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and

call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.

26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they

dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even

until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor

any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was

made.

27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and

said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is

pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth,

and must be awaked.

28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner

with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.

29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they

prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice,

that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that

regarded.

30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And

all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of

the Lord that was broken down.

31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the

tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came,

saying, Israel shall be thy name:

32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord:

and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain

two measures of seed.

33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces,

and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water,

and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.

34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second

time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third

time.

35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the

trench also with water.

36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening

sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of

Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou

art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done

all these things at thy word.

37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou

art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice,

and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the

water that was in the trench.

39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and

they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.”

 

19. Elijah kills; the Prophets of Baal.

1 KINGS 18:40

“And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not

one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought t

hem down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.”

 

20. There were many Prophets of Baal, killed by Elijah.

1 KINGS 18:19

“Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount

Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the

prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.”

 

21. God sends rain; to Samaria.

1 KINGS 18:45

“And it came to pass in the meanwhile, that the heaven was

black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain.”

 

22. Ahab’s wife Jezebel now wants Elijah killed.

1 KINGS 19:1-2

“And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how

he had slain all the prophets with the sword.

2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the

gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of

one of them by tomorrow about this time.”

 

23. Benhadad the King of Syria; comes against Ahab.

1 KINGS 20:1-3

“And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together:

and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and

chariots; and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred

against it.

2 And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city,

and said unto him, Thus saith Benhadad,

3 Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children,

even the goodliest, are mine.”

 

24. Benhadad the King of Syria; continues to threaten Ahab.

1 KINGS 20:5-6

“And the messengers came again, and said, Thus speaketh

Benhadad, saying, Although I have sent unto thee, saying, Thou

shalt deliver me thy silver, and thy gold, and thy wives, and thy

children;

6 Yet I will send my servants unto thee tomorrow about this time,

and they shall search thine house, and the houses of thy servants;

and it shall be, that whatsoever is pleasant in thine eyes, they shall

put it in their hand, and take it away.”

 

25. Ahab’s response; to Benhadad the King of Syria.

1 KINGS 20:7-9

“Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, and said,

Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief: for he

sent unto me for my wives, and for my children, and for my silver,

and for my gold; and I denied him not.

8 And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken not

unto him, nor consent.

9 Wherefore he said unto the messengers of Benhadad, Tell my

lord the king, All that thou didst send for to thy servant at the

first I will do: but this thing I may not do. And the messengers

departed, and brought him word again.”

 

26. The Lord sends a Prophet; to help Ahab, and to confirm that

he alone is God.

1 KINGS 20:13-14

“And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab king of Israel,

saying, Thus saith the Lord, Hast thou seen all this great

multitude? Behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day; and

thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

14 And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus saith the Lord,

Even by the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he

said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, Thou.”

 

27. The Lord gives Ahab; a great victory against Benhadad, the

King of Syria.

1 KINGS 20:20-21

“And they slew everyone his man: and the Syrians fled; and

Israel pursued them: and Benhadad the king of Syria escaped on

an horse with the horsemen.

21 And the king of Israel went out, and smote the horses and

chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.”

 

28. The Lord’s Prophet; informs Ahab of the return of Benhadad,

the King of Syria.

1 KINGS 20:22

“And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and said unto him,

Go, strengthen thyself, and mark, and see what thou doest: for

at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against

thee.”

 

29. The servants; of the King of Syria, mock God.

1 KINGS 20:23

“And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods

are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but

let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be

stronger than they.”

 

30. The Syrians; come to fight with Israel.

1 KINGS 20:26-27

“And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad

numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against

Israel.

27 And the children of Israel were numbered, and were all

present, and went against them: and the children of Israel

pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the

Syrians filled the country.”

 

31. A man of God; assures Ahab of his forthcoming victory, over

the Syrians.

1 KINGS 20:28

“And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel,

and said, Thus saith the Lord, Because the Syrians have said, The 

Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore

will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall

know that I am the Lord.”

 

32. The Israelite victory over Syria, due to God’s intervention.

1 KINGS 20:29-30

“In the seventh day the battle was joined: and the children of

Israel slew of the Syrians an hundred thousand footmen in one

day.

30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell

upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And

Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.”

 

33. The Syrians; surrender to Israel.

1 KINGS 20:31-32

“And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard that

the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray

thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and

go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life.

32 So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their

heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant

Benhadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet

alive? He is my brother.”

 

34. Ahab and Benhadad’s meeting.

1 KINGS 20:33-34

“Now the men did diligently observe whether anything would

come from him, and did hastily catch it: and they said, Thy

 brother Benhadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then

Benhadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up

into the chariot.

34 And Benhadad said unto him, The cities, which my father

took from thy father, I will restore; and thou shalt make

streets for thee in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria.

Then said Ahab, I will send thee away with this covenant. So

he made a covenant with him, and sent him away.”

 

35. God sends a Prophet; to inform Ahab of his displeasure, of

allowing Benhadad, to remain alive.

1 KINGS 20:41-43

“And he hasted, and took the ashes away from his face; and the

king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.

42 And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Because thou hast

let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter

destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people

for his people.

43 And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased,

and came to Samaria.”

 

36. Ahab desires; Naboth’s vineyard.

1 KINGS 21:1-3

“And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite

had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab

king of Samaria.

2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard,

that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto

my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it;

or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in

money.

3 And Naboth said to Ahab, The Lord forbid it me, that I should

give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.”

 

37. Ahab’s wife comforts Ahab, over his desire for Naboth’s

vineyard.

1 KINGS 21:4-7

“And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of

the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he

had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And

he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and

would eat no bread.

5 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is

thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?

6 And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the

Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money;

or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it:

and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard.

7 And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the

kingdom of Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be

merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”

 

38. Ahab’s wife Jezebel; commands Naboth’s death.

1 KINGS 21:8-10

“So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his

seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that

were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.

9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set

Naboth on high among the people:

10 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness

against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king.

And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.”

 

39. Jezebel’s plan; of murdering Naboth, is successful.

1 KINGS 21:11-14

“And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who

were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto

them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent

unto them.

12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the

people.

13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before

him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against

Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did

blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of

the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.

14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is

dead.”

 

40. Ahab takes possession; of Naboth’s vineyard.

1 KINGS 21:15-16

“And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was

stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take

possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he

refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead.

16 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead,

that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the

Jezreelite, to take possession of it.”

 

41. Elijah prophecies; Ahab’s finality, per God.

1 KINGS 21:17-22

“And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,

18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in

Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is

gone down to possess it.

19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the Lord,

Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt

speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the Lord, In the place where

dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even

thine.

20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy?

And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold

thyself to work evil in the sight of the Lord.

21 Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy

posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the

wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,

22 And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son

of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the

provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and

made Israel to sin.”

1 KINGS 21:24

“Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him

that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.”

 

42. Elijah prophecies; Jezebel’s finality, per God.

1 KINGS 21:23

“And of Jezebel also spake the Lord, saying, The dogs shall eat

Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.”

 

43. Ahab humbles himself; before the Lord, after hearing Elijah’s

prophecy.

1 KINGS 21:27-29

“And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent

his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay

in sackcloth, and went softly.

28 And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,

29 Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? Because

he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his

days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.”

 

44. Ahab secures King Jehoshaphat’s help; in retrieving Ramoth

Gilead, out of the hands of the Syrians.

1 KINGS 22:2-4

“And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king

of Judah came down to the king of Israel.

3 And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that

Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out of

the hand of the king of Syria?

4 And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle

to Ramoth gilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I

am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as thy

horses.”

 

45. Jehoshaphat desires a confirmation; from the Lord, before

going into battle; with the Syrians over Ramoth Gilead.

1 KINGS 22:5-18

“And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray

thee, at the word of the Lord to day.

6 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about

four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against

Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up;

for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.

7 And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord 

besides, that we might enquire of him?

8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one

man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the

Lord: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning

me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

9 Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten hither

Micaiah the son of Imlah.

10 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat

each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place in

the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets

 prophesied before them.

11 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron:

and he said, Thus saith the Lord, With these shalt thou push the

Syrians, until thou have consumed them.

12 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to

Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the Lord shall deliver it into the

king's hand.

13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto

him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good

unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like

the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.

14 And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto

me, that will I speak.

15 So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah,

shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear?

And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the Lord shall deliver

it into the hand of the king.

16 And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure

thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name

of the Lord?

17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep

that have not a shepherd: and the Lord said, These have no master:

let them return every man to his house in peace.

18 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell

thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?”

 

46. Micaiah the Prophet of The Lord; speaks to Ahab and

Jehoshaphat.

1 KINGS 22:19-25

“And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the

 Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by

him on his right hand and on his left.

20 And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go

up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and

another said on that manner.

21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and

said, I will persuade him.

22 And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go

forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.

And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth,

and do so.

23 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the

mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil

concerning thee.

24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote

Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the 

Lord from me to speak unto thee?

25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when

thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.”

 

47. Ahab places; Micaiah the Prophet of The Lord, in prison.

1 KINGS 22:26-28

“And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back

unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;

27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison,

and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction,

until I come in peace.

28 And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the Lord hath

not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of

you.”

 

48. Ahab dies in the battle; with the Syrians, over Ramoth Gilead.

1 KINGS 22:29-37

“So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up

to Ramothgilead.

30 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise

myself, and enter into the battle; but put thou on thy robes. And

the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.

31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two captains

that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small

nor great, save only with the king of Israel.

32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw

Jehoshaphat, that they said, Surely it is the king of Israel. And

they turned aside to fight against him: and Jehoshaphat cried

out.

33 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots

perceived that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back

from pursuing him.

34 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the

king of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he

said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me

out of the host; for I am wounded.

35 And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up

in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood

ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot.

36 And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the

going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every

man to his own country.

37 So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried

the king in Samaria.”

 

49 The Word of the Lord; concerning Ahab, comes to pass.

1 KINGS 22:38

“And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs

licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according unto

the word of the Lord which he spake.”

 

Death.

1 KINGS 22:40

“So Ahab slept with his fathers.”

 

Term Length.

Twenty two years.

1 KINGS 16:29

“And Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty

and two years.”

 

8. Ahaziah.

 

Hebrew Word: Achazyah.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah holds and possesses.

 

Fathers Name.

Ahab.

1 KINGS 22:40

“So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in

his stead.”

 

Mothers Name.

Jezebel is believed; to be Ahaziah’s mother.

1 KINGS 22:52

“And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way

of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of

Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.”

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Ahaziah.

 

Prophet.

Elijah.

2 KINGS 1:3

“But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go

up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say

unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye

go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Ahaziah did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

1 KINGS 22:52

“And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of

his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of

Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.”

 

2. Ahaziah served and worshipped Baal, and angered God.

1 KINGS 22:53

“For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to anger

the Lord God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.”

 

3. Ahaziah gets sick, and enquires of Baalzebub; the god of Ekron.

2 KINGS 1:2

“And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber

that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and

said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron

whether I shall recover of this disease.”

 

4. The angel of the Lord; directs Elijah to speak to Ahaziah,

concerning the seeking of; Baalzebub the god of Ekron.

2 KINGS 1:3-4

“But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up

to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto

them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to

enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?

4 Now therefore thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt not come down

from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

And Elijah departed.”

 

5. A description of Elijah, the Prophet of the Lord.

2 KINGS 1:7-8

“And he said unto them, What manner of man was he which

came up to meet you, and told you these words?

8 And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a

girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the

Tishbite.”

 

6. Fire from Heaven; consumes the messengers. of Ahaziah.

2 KINGS 1:9-14

“Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And

he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill. And

he spake unto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, Come

down.

10 And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a

man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume

thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and

consumed him and his fifty.

11 Again also he sent unto him another captain of fifty with his

fifty. And he answered and said unto him, O man of God, thus

hath the king said, Come down quickly.

12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God,

let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty.

And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him

and his fifty.

13 And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And

the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees

before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God,

I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be

precious in thy sight.

14 Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the

two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let

my life now be precious in thy sight.”

 

7. The angel of the Lord; directs Elijah.

2 KINGS 1:15

“And the angel of the Lord said unto Elijah, Go down with him:

be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto

the king.”

 

8. Elijah reveals; the destruction of Ahaziah, for his sin.

2 KINGS 1:16

“And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou

hast sent messengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron,

is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word?

Therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou

art gone up, but shalt surely die.”

 

9. Ahaziah dies, according to the Word of the Lord.

2 KINGS 1:17

“So he died according to the word of the Lord which Elijah had

spoken.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 1:17

“So he died according to the word of the Lord which Elijah had

spoken.”

 

Term Length.

Two years.

1 KINGS 22:51

“Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria

the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned

two years over Israel.”

 

9. Jehoram | Joram.

 

Hebrew Word: Yĕhowram.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah is exalted.

 

Fathers Name.

Ahab.

2 KINGS 3:1

“Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in

Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah.”

 

Mothers Name.

Jezebel.

2 KINGS 3:2

“And he wrought evil in the sight of the Lord; but not like his

father, and like his mother.”

2 KINGS 9: 22

“And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is

it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the

whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so

many?”

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Jehoram.

 

Prophet.

Elisha.

2 KINGS 3:11

“But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord,

that we may enquire of the Lord by him? And one of the king

of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son

of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Jehoram did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 3:2

“And he wrought evil in the sight of the Lord; but not like his

father, and like his mother.”

 

2. Jehoram put away; the image of Baal, which Ahab his father

had made.

2 KINGS 3:2

“For he put away the image of Baal that his father had made.”

 

3. Jeroboam cleaved; unto the sins of Jeroboam, the first King

of Israel. (After Solomon's reign).

2 KINGS 3:3

“He cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which

made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.”

 

4. Jehoram secures the aide; of Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah;

to battle against Moab.

2 KINGS 3:7

“And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying,

The king of Moab hath rebelled against me: wilt thou go with me

against Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I am as thou

art, my people as thy people, and my horses as thy horses.”

 

5. The King of Judah, Israel and Edo; encounter trouble, on

their journey to Moab.

2 KINGS 3:9-10

“So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king

of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey:

and there was no water for the host, and for the cattle that

followed them.

10 And the king of Israel said, Alas! That the Lord hath called

these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of

Moab!”

 

6. King Jehoshaphat; suggests seeking the counsel, of the Lord.

2 KINGS 3:11

“But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord,

that we may enquire of the Lord by him?”

 

7. The King of Judah, Israel and Edom; seek the counsel of Elisha

the Prophet.

2 KINGS 3:11-12

“And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said,

Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the

hands of Elijah.

12 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the Lord is with him. So

the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went

down to him.”

 

8. Elisha’s response; to the King of Judah, Israel and Edom.

2 KINGS 3:13-19

“And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, What have I to do with

thee? Get thee to the prophets of thy father, and to the prophets

of thy mother. And the king of Israel said unto him, Nay: for the 

Lord hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into

the hand of Moab.

14 And Elisha said, As the Lord of hosts liveth, before whom I

stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of

Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor

see thee.

15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the

minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.

16 And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of

ditches.

17 For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye

see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may

drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts.

18 And this is but a light thing in the sight of the Lord: he will

deliver the Moabites also into your hand.

19 And ye shall smite every fenced city, and every choice city,

and shall fell every good tree, and stop all wells of water, and

mar every good piece of land with stones.”

 

9. God gives victory; to the King of Judah, Israel and Edom.

2 KINGS 3:20-27

“And it came to pass in the morning, when the meat offering was

offered, that, behold, there came water by the way of Edom, and

the country was filled with water.

21 And when all the Moabites heard that the kings were come up

to fight against them, they gathered all that were able to put on

armour, and upward, and stood in the border.

22 And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone

upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other

side as red as blood:

23 And they said, This is blood: the kings are surely slain, and

they have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.

24 And when they came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose

up and smote the Moabites, so that they fled before them: but

they went forward smiting the Moabites, even in their country.

25 And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of

land cast every man his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all

the wells of water, and felled all the good trees: only in

Kirharaseth left they the stones thereof; howbeit the slingers

went about it, and smote it.

26 And when the king of Moab saw that the battle was too sore

for him, he took with him seven hundred men that drew swords,

to break through even unto the king of Edom: but they could not.

27 Then he took his eldest son that should have reigned in his

stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall. And

there was great indignation against Israel: and they departed

from him, and returned to their own land.”

 

10. The King of Syria sent a letter; to the King of Israel, seeking

help for Naaman; his captain of the host; of Syria.

2 KINGS 5:1-6

“Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a

great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the 

Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man

in valour, but he was a leper.

2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought

away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited

on Naaman's wife.

3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with

the prophet that is in Samaria! For he would recover him of his

leprosy.

4 And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said

the maid that is of the land of Israel.

5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter

unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten

talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes

of raiment.

6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when

this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman

my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy.”

 

11. The King of Israel’s response; to the letter, from the King of

Syria.

2 KINGS 5:7

“And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter,

that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make

alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his

leprosy? Wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh

a quarrel against me.”

 

12. Elisha; the Prophet of the Lord, responds to the King of

Israel’s attitude.

2 KINGS 5:8

“And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the

king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king,

saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? Let him come now

to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.”

 

13. Elisha’s meeting with Naaman, captain of the host of the King

of Syria

2 KINGS 5:8-15

“And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the

king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king,

saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? Let him come now

to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and

stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash

in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee,

and thou shalt be clean.

11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I

thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on

the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place,

and recover the leper.

12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than

all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them, and be clean?

So he turned and went away in a rage.

13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said,

My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing,

wouldest thou not have done it? How much rather then, when he

saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in

Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh

came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company,

and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I

know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now

therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.”

 

14. Elisha’s servant Gehazi, punished for disobeying Elisha’s

orders.

2 KINGS 5:16-27

“But he said, As the Lord liveth, before whom I stand, I will

receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given

to thy servant two mules' burden of earth? For thy servant will

henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other

gods, but unto the Lord.

18 In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant, that when my

master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he

leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon:

when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon

 thy servant in this thing.

19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him

a little way.

20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold,

my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at

his hands that which he brought: but, as the Lord liveth, I will

run after him, and take somewhat of him.

21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him

running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him,

and said, Is all well?

22 And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying,

Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two

young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee,

a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged

him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two

changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants;

and they bare them before him.

24 And when he came to the tower, he took them from their

hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go,

and they departed.

25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said

unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant

went no whither.

26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when

the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time

to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and

vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and

maidservants?

27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and

unto thy seed forever. And he went out from his presence a leper

as white as snow.”

 

15. God saves; the King of Israel, from the King of Syria.

2 KINGS 6:8-10

“Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel

with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my

camp.

9 And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying,

Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians

are come down.

10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God

told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once

nor twice.”

 

16. It is revealed to the King of Syria; that Elisha the Prophet,

tells the King of Israel; all needful things.

2 KINGS 6:11-12

Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for

this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will

ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel?

12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but

Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the

words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.”

 

17. The King of Syria; desires more information, on Elisha the

Prophet.

2 KINGS 6:13-14

And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch

him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.

14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great

host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about."

 

18. Elisha’s servant; sees the Syrians round about them, after

rising in the morning.

2 KINGS 6:15

“And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and

gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses

and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master!

How shall we do?”

 

19. Elisha responds; to his servant.

2 KINGS 6:16-17

And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more

than they that be with them.

17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes,

that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man;

and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and

chariots of fire round about Elisha."

 

20. Elisha prays ;to the Lord.

2 KINGS 6:18

And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord,

and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he

smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.”

 

21. Elisha leads; the blind Syrians to Samaria.

2 KINGS 6:19

“And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this

the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye

seek. But he led them to Samaria."

 

22. The Lord opens; the eyes of the blind Syrians, in Samaria.

2 KINGS 6:20

“And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that

Elisha said, Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see.

And the Lord opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they

were in the midst of Samaria."

 

23. The King of Israel; is with Elisha, and he asks him for counsel,

concerning the Syrians.

2 KINGS 6:21-23

“And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My

father, shall I smite them? Shall I smite them?

22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou

smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and

with thy bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may

eat and drink, and go to their master.

23 And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had

eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their

master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of

Israel.”

 

24. Jehoram (Joram) is murdered; by Jehu, per God’s desire.

2 KINGS 9:21-26

“And Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out,

each in his chariot, and they went out against Jehu, and met him

in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.

22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it

peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the

whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so

many?

23 And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah,

There is treachery, O Ahaziah.

24 And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength, and smote

Jehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart,

and he sunk down in his chariot.

25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast him

in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember

how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father,

the Lord laid this burden upon him;

26 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the

blood of his sons, saith the Lord; and I will requite thee in this

plat, saith the Lord. Now therefore take and cast him into the plat

of ground, according to the word of the Lord.”

 

Death.

Jehoram was cast; into the field of Naboth.

2 KINGS 9:26

“Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast him in

the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember

how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father,

the LORD laid this burden upon him.”

 

Term Length.

Twelve years.

2 KINGS 3:1

“And reigned twelve years.”

 

10. Jehu.

 

Hebrew Word: Yehuw.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah is He.

 

Fathers Name.

Nimshi.

1 KINGS 19:16

“And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over

Israel.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal Jehu’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Jehu.

 

Prophet.

1.   Elijah.

1 KINGS 19:15-16

“And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the

wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael

to be king over Syria:

16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over

Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou

anoint to be prophet in thy room.”

 

2. Elisha.

2 KINGS 9:1-3

“And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the

prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box

of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead:

2 And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of

Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise

up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber;

3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus

saith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open

the door, and flee, and tarry not.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Jehu was chosen; by God.

1 KINGS 19:16

“And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over

Israel.”

 

2. Elisha sends a child of the Prophets; to anoint Jehu, to be King

over Israel.

2 KINGS 9:1-3

“And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the

prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box

of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead:

2 And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of

Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise

up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber;

3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus

saith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open

the door, and flee, and tarry not.”

 

3. Jehu’s anointing; and marching orders.

2 KINGS 9:6-10

“And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on

his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I

have anointed thee king over the people of the Lord, even over

Israel.

7 And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may

avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of

all the servants of the Lord, at the hand of Jezebel.

8 For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and I will cut off from

Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up

and left in Israel:

9 And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam

the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah:

10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and

there shall be none to bury her. And he opened the door, and

fled.”

 

4. Jehu kills; Jehoram.

2 KINGS 9:24-26

“And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength, and smote Jehoram

between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he

sunk down in his chariot.

25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast him

in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember

how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father,

the Lord laid this burden upon him;

26 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the

blood of his sons, saith the Lord; and I will requite thee in this

plat, saith the Lord. Now therefore take and cast him into the

plat of ground, according to the word of the Lord.”

 

5. Jehu kills; Ahaziah King of Judah.

2 KINGS 9:27-28

“But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled by the

way of the garden house. And Jehu followed after him, and said,

Smite him also in the chariot. And they did so at the going up to

Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.

28 And his servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and

buried him in his sepulchre with his fathers in the city of David.”

 

6. Jehu kills Jezebel; per God's order.

2 KINGS 9:30-37

“And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and

she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a

window.

31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace,

who slew his master?

32 And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on

my side? Who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.

33 And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and

some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses:

and he trode her under foot.

34 And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go,

see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king's

daughter.

35 And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her

than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.

36 Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This

is the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servant Elijah the

Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh

of Jezebel:

37 And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of

the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This

is Jezebel.”

 

7. Jehu’s first letter; to Samaria.

2 KINGS 10:1-5

“And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote

letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the

elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's children, saying,

2 Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master's

sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses,

a fenced city also, and armour;

3 Look even out the best and meetest of your master's sons, and

set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.

4 But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings

stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

5 And he that was over the house, and he that was over the city,

the elders also, and the bringers up of the children, sent to Jehu,

saying, We are thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us;

we will not make any king: do thou that which is good in thine

eyes.”

 

8. Jehu’s second letter; to Samaria.

2 KINGS 10:6

“Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If ye

be mine, and if ye will hearken unto my voice, take ye the heads

of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by

tomorrow this time. Now the king's sons, being seventy persons,

were with the great men of the city, which brought them up.”

 

9. Jehu kills; the entire house of Ahab, per God's orders.

2 KINGS 10:7-11

“And it came to pass, when the letter came to them, that they

took the king's sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their

heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel.

8 And there came a messenger, and told him, saying, They have

brought the heads of the king's sons. And he said, Lay ye them

in two heaps at the entering in of the gate until the morning.

9 And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and

stood, and said to all the people, Ye be righteous: behold, I

conspired against my master, and slew him: but who slew all

these?

10 Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the

word of the Lord, which the Lord spake concerning the house of

Ahab: for the Lord hath done that which he spake by his servant

Elijah.

11 So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel,

and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he

left him none remaining.”

 

10. Jehu continues to kill; the rebels.

2 KINGS 10:12-14

“And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he

was at the shearing house in the way,

13 Jehu met with the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah, and

said, Who are ye? And they answered, We are the brethren of

Ahaziah; and we go down to salute the children of the king and

the children of the queen.

14 And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and

slew them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty

men; neither left he any of them.”

 

11. Jehu kills; the remainder of the house of Ahab, per God's orders.

2 KINGS 10:17

“And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained unto

Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the

saying of the Lord, which he spake to Elijah.”

 

12. Jehu destroys; the Baal Prophets and the house of Baal.

2 KINGS 10:18-28

“And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said unto them,

Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu shall serve him much.

19 Now therefore call unto me all the prophets of Baal, all his

servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting: for I have a

great sacrifice to do to Baal; whosoever shall be wanting, he shall

not live. But Jehu did it in subtilty, to the intent that he might

destroy the worshippers of Baal.

20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal. And they

proclaimed it.

21 And Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of

Baal came, so that there was not a man left that came not. And

they came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was full

from one end to another.

22 And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth

vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. And he brought them

forth vestments.

23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the

house of Baal, and said unto the worshippers of Baal, Search,

and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the 

Lord, but the worshippers of Baal only.

24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings,

Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said, If any of the

men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that

letteth him go, his life shall be for the life of him.

25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of

offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the

captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come forth. And they

smote them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and the

captains cast them out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.

26 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal,

and burned them.

27 And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the

house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.

28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.”

 

13. The Lord commends; and rewards Jehu.

2 KINGS 10:30

“And the Lord said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in

executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto

the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy

children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.”

 

14. Jehu departed not; from the sins of Jeroboam.

2 KINGS 10:29

“Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made

Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the

golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.”

 

15. Jehu took no heed; to walk in the law of the Lord.

2 KINGS 10:31

“But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the Lord God of

Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of

Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin.”

 

16. God punishes; Jehu.

2 KINGS 10:32-33

“In those days the Lord began to cut Israel short: and Hazael

smote them in all the coasts of Israel;

33 From Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and

the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the

river Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 10:35

“And Jehu slept with his fathers: and they buried him in

Samaria.”

 

Term Length.

Twenty eight years.

2 KINGS 10:36

“And the time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was

twenty and eight years.”

 

11. Jehoahaz.

  

Hebrew Word: Yĕhow'achaz.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah has seized.

 

Fathers Name.

Jehu.

2 KINGS 10:35

“And Jehu slept with his fathers: and they buried him in

Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal Jehoahaz’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Jehoahaz.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Jehoahaz did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 13:2

“And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, and

followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made

Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.”

 

2. God punishes;Jehoahaz.

2 KINGS 13:3

“And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he

delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, and into

the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael, all their days.”

2 KINGS 13:22

“But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of

Jehoahaz.”

 

3. Jehoahaz sought the Lord, in his punishment.

2 KINGS 13:4

“And Jehoahaz besought the Lord.”

 

4. The Lord listened to Jehoahaz, in his affliction.

2 KINGS 13:4

“And the Lord hearkened unto him.”

 

5. The Lord saw; Israel’s oppression.

2 KINGS 13:4

“For he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria

oppressed them.”

 

6. The Lord sends help; to the Israelites.

2 KINGS 13:5

And the Lord gave Israel a saviour, so that they went out from

under the hand of the Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt

in their tents, as before time.”

 

7. The Lord had compassion; on the Israelites.

2 KINGS 13:23

“And the Lord was gracious unto them, and had compassion on

them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant

with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them,

neither cast he them from his presence as yet.”

 

8. After all God did for the Israelites, they still continue in sin.

2 KINGS 13:6

Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of

Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there

remained the grove also in Samaria.”

 

9. Destruction; was the result Jehoahaz received, from the

Lord; for his continual sin.

2 KINGS 13:7

‘Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty

horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the

king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the

dust by threshing.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 13:9

“And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and they buried him in

Samaria.”

 

Term Length.

Seventeen years.

2 KINGS 13:1

“In the three and twentieth year of Joash the son of Ahaziah

king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over

Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years.”

 

12. Jehoash | Joash.

 

Hebrew Word: Yĕhow'ash.

Hebrew Meaning: Given by the Lord.

 

Fathers Name.

Jehoahaz.

2 KINGS 13:10

In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of Judah began

Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal Jehoash’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Jehoash.

 

Prophet.

Elisha.

2 KINGS 13:14

“Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And

Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over

his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel,

and the horsemen thereof.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Jehoash did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 13:11

“And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord; he

departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who

made Israel sin: but he walked therein.”

 

2. Jehoash fought; against King Amaziah of Judah.

2 KINGS 13:12

“He fought against Amaziah king of Judah.”

 

3. Jehoash plunders; Amaziah the King of Judah.

2 KINGS 14:9-15

“And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah,

saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that

was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife:

and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode

down the thistle.

10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted

thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou

meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah

 with thee?

11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel

went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another

in the face at Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.

12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled

every man to their tents.

13 And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the

son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh, and came to

Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate

of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

14 And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that

were found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the

king's house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.

15 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did, and his

might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they

not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?”

 

4. Jehoash recovered; the cities of Israel, from Benhadad; the

son of Hazael.

2 KINGS 13:25

“And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of

Benhadad the son of Hazael the cities, which he had taken out of

the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash

beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.”

 

5. Jehoash; and the Prophet Elisha.

2 KINGS 13:14-19

“Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And

Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his

face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and

the horsemen thereof.

15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took

unto him bow and arrows.

16 And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the

bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon

the king's hands.

17 And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it.

Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of

the Lord's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria:

for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have

consumed them.

18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said

unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote

thrice, and stayed.

19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou

shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten

Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite

Syria but thrice.”

 

Death.

Jehoash slept with his fathers; and was buried with the Kings of

Israel, in Samaria.

2 KINGS 14:16

“And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria

with the kings of Israel."

 

Term Length.

Sixteen years.

2 KINGS 13:10

“And reigned sixteen years.”

 

13. Jeroboam.

  

Hebrew Word: Yarob`am.

Hebrew Meaning: The people will contend.

 

Fathers Name.

Jehoash | Joash.

2 KINGS 13:13

“And Joash slept with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat upon his

throne.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal the name of Jeroboam’s mother.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Jeroboam.

 

Prophet.

1. Amos.

AMOS 1:1

“The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa,

which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of

Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of

Israel, two years before the earthquake.”

 

2. Jonah.

2 KINGS 14:25

“He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath

unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the Lord God

of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the

son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.”

 

Term Happenings.

1. Jeroboam did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 14:24

“And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he

departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who

made Israel to sin.”

 

2. Jeroboam restores; the coast of Israel, according to the Word

of the Lord; as spoken by Jonah the Prophet.

2 KINGS 14:25

“He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath

unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the Lord God

of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the

son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.”

 

3. The Lord sees; the affliction of Israel.

2 KINGS 14:26

“For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter:

for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for

Israel.”

 

4. The Lord said; he would not utterly destroy Israel.

2 KINGS 14:27

“And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel

from under heaven.”

 

5. The Lord saved the Israelites; by the hand of Jeroboam.

2 KINGS 14:27

“But he saved them, by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.”

 

6. Jeroboam recovered; Damascus and Hamath.

2 KINGS 14:28

“Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and

his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus,

and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel, are they not

written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 14:29

“And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of

Israel.”

 

Term Length.

Forty one years.

2 KINGS 14:23

“In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah

Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in

Samaria, and reigned forty and one years.”

 

14. Zachariah.

 

Hebrew Word: Zĕkaryah.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah remembers.

 

Fathers Name.

Jeroboam.

2 KINGS 15:8

“In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did

Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six

months.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal Zachariah’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Zachariah.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Zachariah did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 15:9

“And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his

fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam

the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.”

 

2. Zachariah; is murdered.

2 KINGS 15:10

“And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and

smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his

stead.”

 

3. The Word of the Lord, comes to pass.

2 KINGS 15:12

“This was the word of the Lord which he spake unto Jehu, saying,

Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth

generation. And so it came to pass.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 15:10

“And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote

him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.”

 

Term Length.

Six months.

2 KINGS 15:8

“In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did

Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six

months.”

 

15. Shallum.

 

Hebrew Word: Shalluwm.

Hebrew Meaning: Retribution.

 

Fathers Name.

Jabesh.

2 KINGS 15:13

“Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and

thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Shallum.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal Shallum’s mothers name.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Shallum murders Zechariah; and reigns in his place.

2 KINGS 15:10

“And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and

smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his

stead.”

 

2. Shallum is murdered; by Menahem.

2 KINGS 15:14

“For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came

to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria,

and slew him, and reigned in his stead.”

 

 Death.

2 KINGS 15:14

“For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came

to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, a

nd slew him, and reigned in his stead.”

 

Term Length.

One month.

2 KINGS 15:13

“And he reigned a full month in Samaria.”

 

16. Menashem.

 

Hebrew Word: Mĕnachem.

Hebrew Meaning: Comforter.

 

Fathers Name.

Gadi.

2 KINGS 15:14

For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came

to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria,

and slew him, and reigned in his stead.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal Menachem’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal the age of Menahem.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Menahem murders Shallum, and reigns in his place.

2 KINGS 15:14

For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to

Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and

slew him, and reigned in his stead.”

 

2. Menahem slaughters; Tiphsah.

2 KINGS 15:16

“Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the

coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him,

therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with

child he ripped up.”

 

3. Menahem did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 15:18

“And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he

departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of

Nebat, who made Israel to sin.”

 

4. Menahem pays Pul, the King of Assyria to keep him from taking

Samaria.

2 KINGS 15:19

“And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem

gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with

him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.”

 

5. Menahem retrieves the money; he gave Pul, the King of Assyria

by exacting the money, from Israel.

2 KINGS 15:20

And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the

mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give

to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and

stayed not there in the land.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 15:22

“And Menahem slept with his fathers.”

 

Term Length.

Ten years.

2 KINGS 15:17

“In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began

Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten

years in Samaria.”

 

17. Pekahiah.

Hebrew Word: Pĕqachyah.

Hebrew Meaning: Jehovah sees.

 

Fathers Name.

Menahem.

2 KINGS 15:22

“And Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son

reigned in his stead.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal Pekahiah’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal Pekahiah’s age.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Pekahiah did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 15:24

“And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he

departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who

made Israel to sin.”

 

2. Pekahiah is murdered; by Pekah.

2 KINGS 15:25

“But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired

against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the

king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of

the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 15:25

“But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired

against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the

king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of

the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.”

 

Term Length.

Two years.

2 KINGS 15:23

“In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekahiah the son of

Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two

years.”

 

18. Pekah.

Hebrew Word: Peqach.

Hebrew Meaning: Opened.

 

Fathers Name.

Remaliah.

2 KINGS 15:27

“In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekah the

son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and

reigned twenty years.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal Pekah’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal Pekah’s age.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Pekah murdered Pekahiah, and reigned in his place.

2 KINGS 15:25

“But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired

against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the

king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the

Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.”

 

2. Pekah did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 15:28

“And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he

departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who

made Israel to sin.”

 

3. The Lord sent Pekah; against Judah.

2 KINGS 15:37

“In those days the Lord began to send against Judah Rezin the

king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah.”

 

4. Tiglathpileser King of Assyria came against Pekah, and

plundered Israel, and carried them captive to Assyria.

2 KINGS 15:29

“In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of

Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and

Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of

Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.”

 

5. Pekah is murdered; by Hoshea.

2 KINGS 15:30

“And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the

son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his

stead.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 15:30

“And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah

the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned

in his stead.”

 

Term Length.

Twenty two years.

2 KINGS 15:27

“In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekah the

son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and

reigned twenty years.”

 

19. Hoshea.

 

Hebrew Word: Howshea.

Hebrew Meaning: Salvation.

 

Fathers Name.

Elah.

2 KINGS 15:30

“And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah

the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and

reigned in his stead.”

 

Mothers Name.

The Bible does not reveal Hoshea’s mothers name.

 

Reigning Age.

The Bible does not reveal Hoshea’s age.

 

Term Happenings.

1. Hoshea murders Pekah, and reigns in his place.

2 KINGS 15:30

“And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah

the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned

in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.”

 

2. Hoshea did evil; in the eyes of the Lord.

2 KINGS 17:2

“And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, but not

as the kings of Israel that were before him.”

 

3. Shalmaneser King of Assyria; came against Hoshea.

2 KINGS 17:3

“Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria.”

 

4. Hoshea becomes the servant of Shalmaneser; king of Assyria.”

2 KINGS 17:3

“And Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents.”

 

5. The King of Assyria places Hoshea; in prison.

2 KINGS 17:4

“And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had

sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to

the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the

king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.”

 

6. The King of Assyria; besieges Samaria for three years.

2 KINGS 17:5

“Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and

went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.”

 

7. The King of Assyria; take Samaria, and carries Israel away.

2 KINGS 17:6

In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria,

and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah

and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.”

 

8. Sin; was the reason - for Israel’s loss.

2 KINGS 17:7-12

 For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the 

Lord their God, which had brought them up out of the land of

Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had

feared other gods,

8 And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the Lord cast

out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel,

which they had made.

9 And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were

not right against the Lord their God, and they built them high

places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the

fenced city.

10 And they set them up images and groves in every high hill,

and under every green tree:

11 And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the

heathen whom the Lord carried away before them; and wrought

wicked things to provoke the Lord to anger:

12 For they served idols, whereof the Lord had said unto them, Ye

shall not do this thing."

 

9. The Lord tried; to work with Israel, but to no avail.

2 KINGS 17:13-14

Yet the Lord testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the

prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways,

and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all

the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you

by my servants the prophets.

14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks,

like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the Lord their

God."

 

10. Israel’s rejection of God, led to their loss.

2 KINGS 17:15-19

And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made

with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against

them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after

the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the 

Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them.

16 And they left all the commandments of the Lord their God, and

made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove,

and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.

17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through

the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold

themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to

anger.

18 Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed

them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah

only.

19 Also Judah kept not the commandments of the Lord their God,

but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.”

 

11. The Lord rejected Israel, and afflicted them.

2 KINGS 17:20-23

And the Lord rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them,

and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast

them out of his sight.

21 For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made

Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from

following the Lord, and made them sin a great sin.

22 For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam

which he did; they departed not from them;

23 Until the Lord removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said

by all his servants the prophets.”

 

12. Israel was carried away to Assyria.

2 KINGS 17:23

“So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto

this day.”

 

Death.

2 KINGS 17:4

“And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had

sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to

the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the

king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.”

 

Term Length.

Nine years.

2 KINGS 17:1

“In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah began Hoshea the son

of Elah to reign in Samaria over Israel nine years.”

 

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