2 Kings 17-25 Questions and Answers
2 Kings 17-25 Questions and Answers
What is meant by “hardened their neck”? 2 Kings 17:14 This a a phrase that is similar in meaning to “stiffnecked”. All this means is that these people were stubborn in there rejection of God and His ways.
What was meant by “removed them out of his sight? The only people left was of the tribe of Judah in 2 Kings 17:18?People are never out of God’s sight literally. This is figurative. They rejected Him, they wanted false gods so He for a time turned away from them as a nation. He put them in “time out” for a time. The tribe of Judah, over the years was more obedient to God then the tribes that made up Israel. Judah had some good Godly kings. Judah too went into captivity but at a later date.
Babylon – why does it sound so familiar? Babylon is mentioned in both the Old and New Testmant. It is both a literal city and is also symbolical of evil.
What is Succothbenoth? 2 Kings 17:13 “And the men of Babylon made Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima.” Succothbenoth is the name of a false god of Babylon, Nergal is the name of a false god of Curth and Ashima is the name of a false god of Hamath.
The Sepharvites, people of Sepharvaim, burnt their children. Yes, they did this a a sacrifice to their false gods, specifically Adrammelech and Anammelech.
Hoshea was a good king. He was the last king of the kingdom of Israel the Bible does not really say that he was good or evil. He obeyed the will of the king of Assyria and then broke his allegiance with him.
What is “clave”? This is the past tense of “cleave” which means to split something.
King of Assyria carried Israel unto Assyria. What does it mean? God allowed the nation of Assyria to take captive the nation of Israel.
They robbed the temple in 2 Kings 18:16. Yes, in order to appease the kings, they took all the valuable metals of the temple.
Did they really eat their own dung and drink their piss? No, Rabshakeh was being VERY rude! Rabshakeh was threatening them with siege, and the potential was there and this may have happened if Rabshakeh had his way. But thanks to godly king Hezekiah, God delivered them so this did not happen, at least not at this time.
What is sackcloth? This was a type of cloth very similar to out burlap. This was a stiff scratchy cloth.
A boil was killing Hezekiah. Yes, I believe that this boil got infected and the infection had spread throughtout his body.
Was Manasseh the longest living king? If nothing else, he was the longest reigning king. He reigned for 55 years.
What are enchantments? Enchantments are magic spells and and acts of witchcraft.
What kings served the shortest time on the throne? Zimri reigned only seven days. “In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah.” 1 Kings 16:15
What do they mean “in the college”. This most likely referred not to an institute of higher learning, but rather to a specific part of the city of Jerusalem.
What are priests of the second order? These were “back up” priests that filled in for the regular priests when the regular priests could not do their duties or these could have been other descendants of Aaron (the first priest).
In 2 Kings 23 what did the LORD mean when He said, “I will remove them out of my sight? People are never out of God’s sight literally. This is figurative. They rejected Him, they wanted false gods so He for a time turned away from them as a nation. He put them in “time out” for a time. The tribe of Judah, over the years was more obedient to God then the tribes that made up Israel. Judah had some good Godly kings. Judah too went into captivity but at a later date.
When they give the kings name why do they only give the name of his mother? The mother’s name is given because the king had many wives and the father of the king was the preceding king.
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