2 kings chapter 23 explained

But elisha said, as surely as the lord lives and as you live, i will not leave you. Why did god kill 42 lads merely for saying elisha was bald. His disclosing to the king of israel the secret counsels of the king of syria 2 kings 6. On one occasion the great prophet was traveling from jericho towards bethel when some little children kjv, or young lads asv, accosted him and cried.

Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up. His saving himself out of the hands of those who were sent to apprehend him 2 kings 6. New living translation 1 then the king summoned all the elders of judah and jerusalem. Elisha, little children, and the bears answers in genesis. The tradition is that the prophet jeremiah was the author of both 1 and 2 kings. Karoline lewis, david lose, matt skinner, and rolf jacobson for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for sixth sunday after pentecost ordinary. So he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a curse on them in the name of the lord. The principle source of these hostilities continued in the form of invading bands or plundering parties who would make border raids against the jews cf. The book of 2 kings is a sequel to the book of 1 kings. There the king read to them the entire book of the covenant that had been found in the lords temple.

The happy continuance of the goodness of josiahs reign, and the progress of the reformation he began, reading the law v. Kings of judah and kings of israel, jehu, jehoash, jehoram, and the prophet elisha. It continues the story of the kings over the divided kingdom israel and judah. When elisha heard this, he turned and pronounced a curse on them, and two shebears came out of the wood and mauled 42 of the young men. There elijah is taken up in the whirlwind and elijahs mantle of power comes to elisha. Knowing the richness of the divine clemency and grace to the penitent, he. The books of kings were originally one book in the hebrew text and formed a. This section calls our attention to the hostilities that israel was experiencing with the king of aram syria. Why did the prophet elisha curse the youths for making.

Bible verses explained bible study tools online lessons. Because these young people of about 20 years of age or older the same term is used of solomon in 1 kings 3. Which was found in the house of the lord see above, 2 kings 22. The words of this anonymous prophet are recorded in 1 kings. This insult echoed the words of the sons of the prophets 2 kings 2. All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do. Together elijah and elisha journey to bethel, thence to jericho, and thence across the jordan. That he might confirm the words of the law 2 kings 23. In his days nebuchadnezzar king of babylon came up, and jehoiakim became his vassal for three years. Behold, a child, josiah by name, shall be born to the house of david.

Josiah was careful to honor the gravestone of this anonymous prophet. Both solomon and jeremiah were identified by the same terminology 1 kings 3. Saying, the scribes and the pharisees sit in moses seat. God told the alliance of kings to have ditches dug 2 kings 3. As elisha was going up to bethel, he was confronted by some young people who mocked him saying, go up, you baldhead.

One would not have believed it possible, that in judah, where god was known, in israel, where his name was great, in salem, in zion, where his dwellingplace was, such abominations should be found. God had taken elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind right before elishas eyes and promised to give him a double portion of elijahs spirit. Just as 1 2 kings pivots on this chapter, so this scene too is concentrically constructed. The gang of young adults who spoke these words were not irresponsible babes, but young men. Go up, you baldhead, whereupon elisha cursed them in the name of god, and called two bears out of the forest that mauled the youths 2 kings 2. And there came forth little children the word, negnarim, here rendered children, often evidently signifies, and is translated, young men. And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled fotytwo of the youths.

Rather, it is a record of an insulting demonstration against gods prophet by a large group of young men. He went up from thence unto bethel to the other school of the prophets, to inform them of elijahs translation, and his succession to the same office. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on mens shoulders. The marginal note gives perform instead of confirm here. This seems to follow the previous pattern in elishas ministry. And the king went up into the house of the lord, and all the. Now alone, elisha crosses the jordan again, returns to jericho and. David guzik commentary on 2 kings 23 describes how the covenant is renewed under the reign of king josiah, who establishes important reforms. Then the lord opened the servants eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around. God told the widow to gather vessels and pour the oil herself 2 kings.

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