1 Kings 15-22 Questions and Answers

1 Kings 15-22 Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers on 1 Kings 15-22. City of Damascus in SyriaWhat do they mean “diseased in his feet”? This king had some sort of foot disease that he was unable to walk. “Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.”  ( 1 Kings 15:23 ).

Is Chronicles about the kings of Israel? Yes, also about the kings of Judah.  The book of Kings is about the kings of Judah. 1 Kings 14:19 And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

Was Jeroboam the worse king in Israel? While there may have been some worse kings, in one way Jeroboam was the worst since he introduced the golden calves and started all the sins. So yes, he probably is considered the worst king. But this is what the Bible records about Ahab in 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.” Maybe Ahab was the worst.

How many kings are there in 1 Kings 16? There are a total of six kings mentioned. They are Baasha, Elah, Zimri, Omri and Ahab, these were all kings of Israel, and Asa, king of Judah.

Is Damascus a city today? Yes. Damascus is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Damascus is the capital of Syria.

Is Syria the same Syria today? Yes, the boundaries are a bit different but pretty much the same.

Was Jezebel not a nice person? She killed many of the prophets of the LORD, and had Naboth killed so her husband could get his vineyard. She was evil.

Did the dogs eat Jezebel? Yes they did. 2Kings 9:35 & 36 “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. 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.” Dogs ate her body before it could be buried.

Did any king do right by God? Of the kings of Israel, Jehu was the best. Of the kings of Judah there were a few that were good, very good. Josiah and Hezekiah to name two of the best. But these were kings of Judah, not Israel. See the chart for more information.

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