Monthly Archive: June 2016

Jun 29 2016

Week 21: The Single Kingdom of Judah, 2 Kings 18-25

Hezekiah and Isaiah

After Assyria defeated Israel, they continued to harass Judah, but turned back before Judah fell. So the kingdom of Judah had 130 years to go solo. It had two good kings remaining, but other than that…it was a downward spiral right into the open jaws of Babylon (who had taken over the Assyrian empire as …

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Jun 23 2016

Week 20: The Northern Kingdom, Israel, Falls

Israelite captives being exiled into Assyria. Detail of the Assyrian conquest of the Israelites. Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq)

A brief review… From Egypt to the east side of the Jordan River under Charlston Heston’s Moses‘¬†leadership Leadership is transitioned to Joshua as he crosses the river to occupy the Promised Land Each tribes’ descendants occupy portions of the promised land under a loose confederation during the times of the judges There is about 100 …

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Jun 17 2016

Week 19: Kingdom Still Divided – 2 Kings & Prophets

elijah chariot of fire

This week’s readings cover the two centuries that the northern kingdom (Israel) and the southern kingdom (Judah) existed side-by-side. The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly. Prophets and Kings. Now the Bible has quite a bit of literature pertaining to this time period, namely the writings of the prophets. But to move God’s narrative forward, …

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