II Chronicles 33-36: The decline of Judah.

December 1, 2015. Daily Reading: II Chronicles 33-36. Background: II Chronicles 29-32. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 33 Manasseh and Amon: The beginning and ending of this chapter is very similar to II Kings 21:1-9 and II Kings 21:19-24, respectively. The difference we find in Chronicles about Manasseh’s reign is a record of his prayer and…

II Chronicles 16-20: Jehoshaphat.

November 3, 2015. Daily Reading: II Chronicles 16-20. Background: II Chronicles 11-15. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 16 The final years of Asa: For much of this chapter, see II Kings 15:17-24. The only part that is added here is verses 7-10, in which the Lord speaks to Asa through Hanani the seer rebuking him for relying…

II Chronicles 11-15: Rehoboam, Abijah and Asa.

October 27, 2015. Daily Reading: II Chronicles 11-15. Background: II Chronicles 6-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 Rehoboam: As the kingdom was divided in the previous chapter because of Rehoboam’s folly, we find him at the beginning of the chapter mounting an army to take back the tribes of Israel who were in rebellion against…

II Kings 21-25: Evil, reform and ruin.

August 25, 2015. Daily Reading: II Kings 21-25. Background: II Kings 16-20. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 21 1. Manasseh: After King Hezekiah died, his son Manasseh reigned in his place, beginning at age 12 and reigning for 55 years, which would be the longest reign in the history of the kingdom of Judah. For all…

II Kings 6-10: Elisha, Syria and Jehu.

July 14, 2015. Daily Reading: II Kings 6-10. Background: II Kings 1-5. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 6 1. Signs and wonders: The majority of this chapter deals directly with signs and wonders that accompanied Elisha as he served as a prophet to Israel. The first sign was the recovery of a axe head that had…