#BAM #InYoFaceDevil Bible Study – 2 Kings 1-5

 

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August 8, 2018

Book of 2 Kings 1-5

1 Moab, which had been under Israelite control since David, rebels after the death of Ahab. Ahaziah is injured in a fall in his house, sends messengers to the god Baal-Zebub. Elijah prophecies against Ahaziah. Two sets of fifty soldiers who try to arrest Elijah are consumed by fire. A third set of soldiers asks Elijah to spare their lives, so he does and comes before the king, and repeats his prophecy against Ahaziah, who then dies. 2 Elisha follows Elijah. Elisha’s followers are called the sons of the prophets. Elijah strikes the water of the Jordan with his mantle, and it is divided into two. A chariot of fire carries Elijah to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha receives the spirit of Elijah, and divides the water with his mantle. Elisha heals the water of Jericho so it is no longer bad. Bears maul youths who mock Elisha’s baldness. 3 Jehoram of Israel (who puts away the pillar of Baal but still does evil in the sight of the Lord) and Jehoshaphat fight against the rebellious Moabites. Elisha predicts victory for Israel, and water is miraculously produced in the valley. Moab is defeated. The king of Moab desperately sacrifices his own son. 4 Elisha works miracles. A widow’s single jar of oil fills many vessels and is sold to pay debts and save her sons from becoming slaves. A barren Shunammite woman who offers Elisha hospitality is promised a son. The son is later killed in a harvesting accident, and brought by Elisha back to life. During a famine, Elisha purifies a stew made of poisonous herbs and wild gourds. Twenty loaves are multiplied to feed a hundred men. 5 Naaman, commander of the Syrian army, gets leprosy. Elisha instructs him to wash in the Jordan seven times, and he does so, despite initial resistance to such humbling instructions. Elisha refuses a reward. Naaman asks pardon for being compelled to worship Syrian gods, and is told to go in peace. Gehazi, Elisha’s servant, follows after Naaman and takes a reward from him. Gehazi lies about what he did to Naaman, and is punished with leprosy. Commentary from http://biblesummarybychapter.blogspot…

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