H.L. Rossier

Bible Commentary on Joshua

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Meditations on the Book of Judges

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Meditations on the Book of Ruth

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Meditations on the Book of Ezra

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2 Kings 13:1-9

Jehoahaz' son of Jehu, King of Israel The Lord fulfilled His promise made to Jehu: "Thy chil­dren of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Is­rael" (2 Kings 10‑30). Jehoahaz succeeded his father. Second Chronicles, which gives the history of the family of David, makes no mention of Jehoahaz because there were no rela­tionships between this king and Judah. When such rela­tionships did not exist, this book passes over those kings in silence. Jehoahaz did not turn from the s...

2 Kings 11

Athaliah Athaliah was a granddaughter of Omri, daughter of Ahab, sister of Jehoram of Israel, wife of Jehoram of Judah, and mother of Ahaziah. She had other sons of whom the greater part, no doubt, were from other mothers, for there were forty‑two of them (2 Kings 10: 14). We are told concerning them and their mother: "For the wicked Athaliah and her sons had devastated the house of God; and also all the hal­lowed things of the house of Jehovah had they employed for the Baals" (2 Chr. ...

2 Kings 10

Jehu (continued) Jehu sends a message to Samaria, whose rulers, the elders and great ones, were bringing up Ahab's seventy sons. "And now,' he says, "when this letter comes to you, seeing your master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots, and horses, and a fortified city, and armor, look out the best and worthiest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house" (vv. 2‑3). This letter, beneath its generous appearance, breathes ...

2 Kings 9

Jehu, King of Israel Jehu's entire history takes up three verses in Chronicles (2 Chr. 22: 7‑9), which speaks sorely of his relations with Judah. We shall return to this when we study Chronicles. The chapter we are considering brings out, as we have mentioned above, the character of the grace of Elisha. In­stead of anointing Jehu himself, he entrusts this mission to one of the sons of the prophets. This young man must not remain for an instant with Jehu, but he must flee as soon as ...

2 Kings 8:16-29

2 KINGS 8:16 - 17:41 KINGS OF ISRAEL AND OF JUDAH   2 Kings 8:16‑29 Jehoram, King of Judah, and his Son, Ahaziah The beginning of this passage presents a small chrono­logical difficulty which the rationalists have not failed to exploit against the authority of the biblical account (cf. 2 Kings 3). Here we are told that Jehoram of Judah began to reign over Judah during the lifetime of his father, in the fifth year of Jehoram of Israel. Now in 2 Kings 1, Jehoram of Is...

Introduction

The Second Book of Kings follows the First without any interruption. In order to spare the reader an erroneous conclusion it may be useful to remark that this division into two books does not form part of the inspired text, which originally formed but one book in the Hebrew canon. As we are mentioning this subject in passing, we would add for our readers that one of the great divisions of the Old Testament, "the Prophets," included besides the books of the prophets proper with exception of D...
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