2 Kings describes the sequence of events that took place after Ahab’s death. Jehu proceeds to destroy Ahab’s entire family and becomes the king of Israel.
Meanwhile, Elijah is taken up to heaven and Elisha succeeds him. Elisha performs many miracles. Notable among them are the widow’s oil, bringing back the Shunammite woman’s son to life and healing Naaman, an Aramean soldier.
Some time later, King Ben-Hadad of Aram laid seige to Samaria and there was a bitter famine in the land. The Lord brought deliverance to the Israelites through four lepers who found an Aramean camp with supplies.
The accounts of the kings of both Israel and Judah are documented in this book. While most of the kings were not loyal to God, some kings like Hezekiah, Joash and Josiah were faithful. During King Hezekiah’s reign, the fall of Jerusalem was predicted.
The kingdom of Israel fell to the Assyrian kingdom. Later, King Nebuchadnezzer of Babylon captures the kingdom of Judah. The Israelites were exiled from their homeland and settled down in Babylon.
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