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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Books of Kings

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of divided by 9

Divided in nine structure seems to characterize roughly each divided era. 9-1 is the era of prosperity of Solomon, 9-2 is the era to the division of the kingdom, 9-3 is the era of struggule in Israel royalty, 9-5 is the era of struggle between Elijah and Baal worship, 9-5 is the era of Elijah and Elisha, 9-6 is the era of crisis of Judah royalty, 9-7 is the era of downfall of Israel royalty, 9-8 is the era of ruin of Samaria, 9-9 is the era to the captivity in Babylon.


9-1

1 The struggle for the succession (1K1:1-21)
  2 The accession of Solomon (1K1:22-40)
    3 Fear of Adonijah (1K1:41-53)
      4 Death of David (1K2:1-46)
        5 Solomon's wisdom (1K3:1-28)
      6 Magnificense of Solomon's rule (1K4:1-1K5:14)
    7 Preparation for the Temple (1K5:15-32)
  8 Solomon builds the Temple (1K6:1-38)
9 Solomon's palace and other buildings (1K7:1-12)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 The struggle for the succession (1K1:1-21)
see 5-1-1
see 5-1-19 Solomon's palace and other buildings (1K7:1-12)
see 5-1-1
2 The accession of Solomon (1K1:22-40)
see 5-1-1
see 5-1-18 Solomon builds the Temple (1K6:1-38)
see 5-1-1
3 Fear of Adonijah (1K1:41-53)
see 5-1-1
see 5-1-17 Preparation for the Temple (1K5:15-32)
see 5-1-1
4 Death of David (1K2:1-46)
see 5-1-1
see 5-1-16 Magnificense of Solomon's rule (1K4:1-1K5:14)
see 5-1-1

9-1-1

1 The struggle for the succession (1K1:1-21)
  2 The accession of Solomon (1K1:22-40)
    3 Fear of Adonijah (1K1:41-53)
  4 Death of David (1K2:1-46)
5 Solomon's wisdom (1K3:1-28)
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1 The struggle for the succession (1K1:1-21)
Go, visit King David, and say to him, 'Did you not, lord king, swear to your handmaid: Your son Solomon shall be king after me and shall sit upon my throne? Why, then, has Adonijah become king?' (1K1:13)
Solomon becomes a king5 Solomon's wisdom (1K3:1-28)
O LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed my father David; but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act. (1K3:7)
2 The accession of Solomon (1K1:22-40)
There the priest Zadok took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed Solomon (1K1:39)
Victory of Solomon4 Death of David (1K2:1-46)
Then King Solomon sent Benaiah, son of Jehoiada, who struck him dead. (1K2:25)

9-1-2

5 Solomon's wisdom (1K3:1-28)
  6 Magnificense of Solomon's rule (1K4:1-1K5:14)
    7 Preparation for the Temple (1K5:15-32)
  8 Solomon builds the Temple (1K6:1-38)
9 Solomon's palace and other buildings (1K7:1-12)
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5 Solomon's wisdom (1K3:1-28)
1K3:1The daughter of Pharaoh, whom he married, he brought to the City of David, until he should finish building his palace, and the temple of the LORD, and the wall around Jerusalem.
Construction of the temple9 Solomon's palace and other buildings (1K7:1-12)
1K7:1 His own palace Solomon completed after thirteen years of construction.
6 Magnificense of Solomon's rule (1K4:1-1K5:14)
detail of Solomon's reign
Solomon's achievement8 Solomon builds the Temple (1K6:1-38)
detail of construction of the temple

9-2

10 Products of Hiram the bronzeworker (1K7:13-51)
  11 Dedication of the Temple (1K8:1-53)
    12 Solomon blesses the assembly (1K8:54-66)
      13 God appears again to Solomon (1K9:1-9)
        14 Other acts of Solomon (1K9:10-28)
      15 Visits of the queen of Sheba (1K10:1-13)
    16 Wealth of Solomon (1K10:14-29)
  17 Solomon's erros (1K11:1-43)
18 The northern tribes secede (1K12:1-19)
Former halfRelationLatter half
10 Products of Hiram the bronzeworker (1K7:13-51)
see 3-1
see 3-118 The northern tribes secede (1K12:1-19)
see 3-1
11 Dedication of the Temple (1K8:1-53)
see 3-1
see 3-117 Solomon's erros (1K11:1-43)
see 3-1
12 Solomon blesses the assembly (1K8:54-66)
see 3-1
see 3-116 Wealth of Solomon (1K10:14-29)
see 3-1
13 God appears again to Solomon (1K9:1-9)
see 3-1
see 3-115 Visits of the queen of Sheba (1K10:1-13)
see 3-1

9-2-1

10 Products of Hiram the bronzeworker (1K7:13-51)
  11 Dedication of the Temple (1K8:1-53)
    12 Solomon blesses the assembly (1K8:54-66)
  13 God appears again to Solomon (1K9:1-9)
14 Other acts of Solomon (1K9:10-28)
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10 Products of Hiram the bronzeworker (1K7:13-51)
1K7:13 King Solomon had Hiram brought from Tyre.
Hiram, king of Tyre14 Other acts of Solomon (1K9:10-28)
1K9:11 Hiram, king of Tyre, supplying Solomon with all the cedar wood, fir wood, and gold he wished
11 Dedication of the Temple (1K8:1-53)
1K8:1 the ark of the LORD'S covenant from the city of David (1K8:1)
Covenant with David13 God appears again to Solomon (1K9:1-9)
1K9:4 if you live in my presence as your father David lived, sincerely and uprightly, doing just as I have commanded you, keeping my statutes and decrees

9-2-2

14 Other acts of Solomon (1K9:10-28)
  15 Visits of the queen of Sheba (1K10:1-13)
    16 Wealth of Solomon (1K10:14-29)
  17 Solomon's erros (1K11:1-43)
18 The northern tribes secede (1K12:1-19)
Former halfRelationLatter half
14 Other acts of Solomon (1K9:10-28)
see 4-1-2
see 4-1-218 The northern tribes secede (1K12:1-19)
see 4-1-2
15 Visits of the queen of Sheba (1K10:1-13)
see 4-1-2
see 4-1-217 Solomon's erros (1K11:1-43)
see 4-1-2

9-3

19 A man of God from Judah (1K12:20-1K13:34)
  20 Judgment on the house of Jeroboam (1K14:1-20)
    21 Rehoboam reigns over Judah (1K14:21-31)
      22 Abijam reigns over Judah (1K15:1-8)
        23 Asa reigns over Judah (1K15:9-24)
      24 Nadab reigns over Israel (1K15:25-32)
    25 Bassha reigns over Israel (1K15:33-1K16:7)
  26 Elah reigns over Israel (1K16:8-14)
27 Zimri reigns over Israel (1K16:15-22)
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19 A man of God from Judah (1K12:20-1K13:34)
This was a sin on the part of the house of Jeroboam for which it was to be cut off and destroyed from the earth. (1K13:34)
Sins of Jeroboam27 Zimri reigns over Israel (1K16:15-22)
because of the sins he had committed, doing evil in the sight of the LORD by imitating the sinful conduct of Jeroboam, thus causing Israel to sin. (1K16:19)
20 Judgment on the house of Jeroboam (1K14:1-20)
Therefore, I am bringing evil upon the house of Jeroboam: I will cut off every male in Jeroboam's line, whether slave or freeman in Israel, and will burn up the house of Jeroboam completely, as though dung were being burned. (1K14:10)
Royal family is destroyed26 Elah reigns over Israel (1K16:8-14)
Zimri destroyed the entire house of Baasha, as the LORD had prophesied to Baasha through the prophet Jehu, (1K16:12)
21 Rehoboam reigns over Judah (1K14:21-31)
Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and by their sins angered him even more than their fathers had done. (1K14:22)
Wrath of the LORD25 Bassha reigns over Israel (1K15:33-1K16:7)
Inasmuch as I lifted you up from the dust and made you ruler of my people Israel, but you have imitated the conduct of Jeroboam and have caused my people Israel to sin, provoking me to anger by their sins, (1K16:2)
22 Abijam reigns over Judah (1K15:1-8)
Yet for David's sake the LORD, his God, gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, raising up his son after him and permitting Jerusalem to endure; (1K15:4)
Royal family is destroyed / not destroyed24 Nadab reigns over Israel (1K15:25-32)
Once he was king, he killed off the entire house of Jeroboam, not leaving a single soul to Jeroboam but destroying him utterly, according to the warning which the LORD had pronounced through his servant, Ahijah the Shilonite, 15:30 because of the sins Jeroboam committed and caused Israel to commit, by which he provoked the LORD, the God of Israel, to anger. (1K15:29-30)

9-3-1

19 A man of God from Judah (1K12:20-1K13:34)
  20 Judgment on the house of Jeroboam (1K14:1-20)
    21 Rehoboam reigns over Judah (1K14:21-31)
  22 Abijam reigns over Judah (1K15:1-8)
23 Asa reigns over Judah (1K15:9-24)
Former halfRelationLatter half
19 A man of God from Judah (1K12:20-1K13:34)
see 5-2-1
see 5-2-123 Asa reigns over Judah (1K15:9-24)
see 5-2-1
20 Judgment on the house of Jeroboam (1K14:1-20)
see 5-2-1
see 5-2-122 Abijam reigns over Judah (1K15:1-8)
see 5-2-1

9-3-2

23 Asa reigns over Judah (1K15:9-24)
  24 Nadab reigns over Israel (1K15:25-32)
    25 Bassha reigns over Israel (1K15:33-1K16:7)
  26 Elah reigns over Israel (1K16:8-14)
27 Zimri reigns over Israel (1K16:15-22)
Former halfRelationLatter half
23 Asa reigns over Judah (1K15:9-24)
see 5-2
see 5-227 Zimri reigns over Israel (1K16:15-22)
see 5-2
24 Nadab reigns over Israel (1K15:25-32)
see 5-2
see 5-226 Elah reigns over Israel (1K16:8-14)
see 5-2

9-4

28 Omri reigns over israel (1K16:23-28)
  29 Ahab reigns over Israel (1K16:29-34)
    30 Elijah predicts a drought (1K17:1-24)
      31 Elijah's message to Ahab (1K18:1-15)
        32 Elijah's triumph over the priests of Baal (1K18:16-40)
      33 The drought ends (1K18:41-46)
    34 Elijah flees from Jezebel (1K19:1-21)
  35 Ahab's woars with the Arameans (1K20:1-43)
36 Naboth's vineyard (1K21:1-29)
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28 Omri reigns over israel (1K16:23-28)
He then bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two silver talents and built upon the hill, naming the city he built Samaria after Shemer, the former owner. (1K16:24)
Buying a land in Samaria36 Naboth's vineyard (1K21:1-29)
Ahab said to Naboth, "Give me your vineyard to be my vegetable garden, since it is close by, next to my house. I will give you a better vineyard in exchange, or, if you prefer, I will give you its value in money." (1K21:2)
29 Ahab reigns over Israel (1K16:29-34)
1K16:31 It was not enough for him to imitate the sins of Jeroboam, son of Nebat. He even married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians, and went over to the veneration and worship of Baal. (1K16:31)
Wife of Ahab35 Ahab's woars with the Arameans (1K20:1-43)
1K20:3 and said to him, "This is Ben-hadad's message: 'Your silver and gold are mine, and your wives and your promising sons are mine.'" (1K20:3)
30 Elijah predicts a drought (1K17:1-24)
1K17:4 You shall drink of the stream, and I have commanded ravens to feed you there." (1K17:4)
The LORD fed 34 Elijah flees from Jezebel (1K19:1-21)
1K19:6 He looked and there at his head was a hearth cake and a jug of water. After he ate and drank, he lay down again, (1K19:6)
31 Elijah's message to Ahab (1K18:1-15)
1K18:1 he said, "that I may send rain upon the earth." (1K18:1)
Rain33 The drought ends (1K18:41-46)
1K18:45 In a trice, the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and a heavy rain fell. (1K18:45)

9-4-1

28 Omri reigns over israel (1K16:23-28)
  29 Ahab reigns over Israel (1K16:29-34)
    30 Elijah predicts a drought (1K17:1-24)
  31 Elijah's message to Ahab (1K18:1-15)
32 Elijah's triumph over the priests of Baal (1K18:16-40)
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28 Omri reigns over israel (1K16:23-28)
1K16:24 He then bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two silver talents and built upon the hill,
Mountain32 Elijah's triumph over the priests of Baal (1K18:16-40)
1K18:20 So Ahab sent to all the Israelites and had the prophets assemble on Mount Carmel. (1K18:20)
29 Ahab reigns over Israel (1K16:29-34)
1K16:31 It was not enough for him to imitate the sins of Jeroboam, son of Nebat. He even married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians, and went over to the veneration and worship of Baal. (1K16:31)
Evils of Jezebel31 Elijah's message to Ahab (1K18:1-15)
1K18:4 and Ahab had summoned Obadiah, his vizier, who was a zealous follower of the LORD. When Jezebel was murdering the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets, hid them away fifty each in two caves, and supplied them with food and drink. (1K18:4)

9-4-2

32 Elijah's triumph over the priests of Baal (1K18:16-40)
  33 The drought ends (1K18:41-46)
    34 Elijah flees from Jezebel (1K19:1-21)
  35 Ahab's woars with the Arameans (1K20:1-43)
36 Naboth's vineyard (1K21:1-29)
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32 Elijah's triumph over the priests of Baal (1K18:16-40)
1K18:17 and when he saw Elijah, said to him, "Is it you, you disturber of Israel?" (1K18:17)
Ceasing disaster36 Naboth's vineyard (1K21:1-29)
1K21:20 "Have you found me out, my enemy?" Ahab said to Elijah. "Yes," he answered. "Because you have given yourself up to doing evil in the LORD'S sight,(1K21:20)
33 The drought ends (1K18:41-46)
1K18:44 And the seventh time the youth reported, "There is a cloud as small as a mans hand rising from the sea."(1K18:44)
Seven and miracles35 Ahab's woars with the Arameans (1K20:1-43)
1K20:29 They were encamped opposite each other for seven days. On the seventh day battle was joined, and the Israelites struck down one hundred thousand foot soldiers of Aram in one day. (1K20:29)

9-5

37 Defeat and death of Ahab (1K22:1-40)
  38 Jehoshaphat reigns over Judah (1K22:41-51)
    39 Ahaziah reigns over Israel (1K22:52-54)
      40 Elijah denounces Ahaziah (2K1:1-18)
        41 Elisha secceeds Elijah (2K2:1-25)
      42 Jehoram reigns over Israel (2K3:1-27)
    43 Elisha performs miracles (2K4:1-2K6:7)
  44 The Aramean attack is thwarted (2K6:8-2K7:20)
45 Elisha performs miracles (2K8:1-15)
Former halfRelationLatter half
37 Defeat and death of Ahab (1K22:1-40)
see 1-1
see 1-145 Elisha performs miracles (2K8:1-15)
see 1-1
38 Jehoshaphat reigns over Judah (1K22:41-51)
see 1-1
see 1-144 The Aramean attack is thwarted (2K6:8-2K7:20)
see 1-1
39 Ahaziah reigns over Israel (1K22:52-54)
see 1-1
see 1-143 Elisha performs miracles (2K4:1-2K6:7)
see 1-1
40 Elijah denounces Ahaziah (2K1:1-18)
see 1-1
see 1-142 Jehoram reigns over Israel (2K3:1-27)
see 1-1

9-5-1

37 Defeat and death of Ahab (1K22:1-40)
  38 Jehoshaphat reigns over Judah (1K22:41-51)
    39 Ahaziah reigns over Israel (1K22:52-54)
  40 Elijah denounces Ahaziah (2K1:1-18)
41 Elisha secceeds Elijah (2K2:1-25)
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37 Defeat and death of Ahab (1K22:1-40)
He answered, 'I will go forth and become a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets.' The LORD replied, 'You shall succeed in deceiving him. Go forth and do this.' (1K22:22)
Giving a spirit41 Elisha secceeds Elijah (2K2:1-25)
When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask for whatever I may do for you, before I am taken from you." Elisha answered, "May I receive a double portion of your spirit." (2K2:9)
38 Jehoshaphat reigns over Judah (1K22:41-51)
Then Ahaziah, son of Ahab, said to Jehoshaphat, "Let my servants accompany your servants in the ships." But Jehoshaphat would not agree. (1K22:50)
Not going together40 Elijah denounces Ahaziah (2K1:1-18)
Then the king sent a captain with his company of fifty men after Elijah. The prophet was seated on a hilltop when he found him. "Man of God," he ordered, "the king commands you to come down." 1:10 "If I am a man of God," Elijah answered the captain, "may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men." And fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty men. (2K1:9-10)

9-5-2

41 Elisha secceeds Elijah (2K2:1-25)
  42 Jehoram reigns over Israel (2K3:1-27)
    43 Elisha performs miracles (2K4:1-2K6:7)
  44 The Aramean attack is thwarted (2K6:8-2K7:20)
45 Elisha performs miracles (2K8:1-15)
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41 Elisha secceeds Elijah (2K2:1-25)
The prophet turned and saw them, and he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the children to pieces. (2K2:24)
Miracles of Elisha45 Elisha performs miracles (2K8:1-15)
Just as he was relating to the king how his master had restored a dead person to life, the very woman whose son Elisha had restored to life came to the king to claim her house and field. "My lord king," Gehazi said, "this is the woman, and this is that son of hers whom Elisha restored to life." (2K8:5)
42 Jehoram reigns over Israel (2K3:1-27)
But when they reached the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose up and attacked the Moabites, who fled from them. They ranged through the countryside striking down the Moabites (2K3:24)
Victory against foreign country44 The Aramean attack is thwarted (2K6:8-2K7:20)
They followed the Arameans as far as the Jordan, and the whole route was strewn with garments and other objects that the Arameans had thrown away in their haste. The messengers returned and told the king. (2K7:15)

9-6

46 Jehoram reigns over Judah (2K8:16-24)
  47 Ahaziah reigns over Judah (2K8:25-29)
    48 Rebellion of Jefu (2K9:1-37)
      49 Slaughter of worshipers of Baal (2K10:1-36)
        50 Athaliah and Jehoiada (2K11:1-20_2K12:1)
      51 Joash reigns over Judah (2K12:2-22)
    52 Jehoahaz reigns over Israel (2K13:1-9)
  53 Jehoash reigns over Israel (2K13:10-13)
54 Death of Elisha (2K13:14-21)
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46 Jehoram reigns over Judah (2K8:16-24)
Thereupon Jehoram with all his chariots crossed over to Zair. He arose by night and broke through the Edomites when they had surrounded him and the commanders of his chariots. Then his army fled homeward. (2K8:21)
Victory against foreign country54 Death of Elisha (2K13:14-21)
Angry with him, the man of God said: "You should have struck five or six times; you would have defeated Aram completely. Now, you will defeat Aram only three times." (2K13:19)
47 Ahaziah reigns over Judah (2K8:25-29)
2K8:27 He conducted himself like the house of Ahab, doing evil in the LORD'S sight as they did, since he was related to them by marriage.
Evildoing in the sight of the Lord53 Jehoash reigns over Israel (2K13:10-13)
2K13:11 He did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not desist from any of the sins which Jeroboam, son of Nebat, had caused Israel to commit, but persisted in them.
48 Rebellion of Jefu (2K9:1-37)
2K9:14Joram, with all Israel, had been besieging Ramoth-gilead against Hazael, king of Aram,
Fight with Aram52 Jehoahaz reigns over Israel (2K13:1-9)
2K13:3 The LORD was angry with Israel and for a long time left them in the power of Hazael, king of Aram, and of Ben-hadad, son of Hazael.
49 Slaughter of worshipers of Baal (2K10:1-36)
2K10:9and although I conspired against my lord and slew him,
Subordinates' rebellion51 Joash reigns over Judah (2K12:2-22)
2K12:21 Certain of his officials entered into a plot against him and killed him at Beth-millo.

9-6-1

46 Jehoram reigns over Judah (2K8:16-24)
  47 Ahaziah reigns over Judah (2K8:25-29)
    48 Rebellion of Jefu (2K9:1-37)
  49 Slaughter of worshipers of Baal (2K10:1-36)
50 Athaliah and Jehoiada (2K11:1-20_2K12:1)
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46 Jehoram reigns over Judah (2K8:16-24)
2K8:19 Even so, the LORD was unwilling to destroy Judah, because of his servant David. For he had promised David that he would leave him a lamp in the LORDS presence for all time.
Succession of Davids descendants50 Athaliah and Jehoiada (2K11:1-20_2K12:1)
2K11:2 But Jehosheba, daughter of King Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah, took Joash, his son, and spirited him away, along with his nurse, from the bedroom where the princes were about to be slain.
47 Ahaziah reigns over Judah (2K8:25-29)
2K8:27 He conducted himself like the house of Ahab, doing evil in the LORD'S sight as they did, since he was related to them by marriage.
Evil of Ahab's family49 Slaughter of worshipers of Baal (2K10:1-36)
2K10:30"Because you have done well what I deem right, and have treated the house of Ahab as I desire, your sons to the fourth generation shall sit upon the throne of Israel."

9-6-2

50 Athaliah and Jehoiada (2K11:1-20_2K12:1)
  51 Joash reigns over Judah (2K12:2-22)
    52 Jehoahaz reigns over Israel (2K13:1-9)
  53 Jehoash reigns over Israel (2K13:10-13)
54 Death of Elisha (2K13:14-21)
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50 Athaliah and Jehoiada (2K11:1-20_2K12:1)
For six years he remained hidden in the temple of the LORD, while Athaliah ruled the land. (2K11:3)
Resurrection of person who was thought to have died54 Death of Elisha (2K13:14-21)
Once some people were burying a man, when suddenly they spied such a raiding band. So they cast the dead man into the grave of Elisha, and everyone went off. But when the man came in contact with the bones of Elisha, he came back to life and rose to his feet. (2K13:21)
51 Joash reigns over Judah (2K12:2-22)
Joash began to reign in the seventh year of Jehu (2K12:2)
Joash53 Jehoash reigns over Israel (2K13:10-13)
In the thirty-seventh year of Joash, king of Judah, Jehoash, son of Jehoahaz, began his sixteen-year reign over Israel in Samaria. (2K13:10)

9-7

55 Israel recaptures cities from Aram (2K13:22-25)
  56 Amaziah reigns over Judah (2K14:1-22)
    57 Jeroboam II reigns over Israel (2K14:23-29)
      58 Azariah reigns over Judah (2K15:1-7)
        59 Zechariah reigns over Israel (2K15:8-12)
      60 Shallum reigns over Israel (2K15:13-16)
    61 Menahem reigns over Israel (2K15:17-22)
  62 Pekahiah reigns over Israel (2K15:23-26)
63 Pekah reigns over Israel (2K15:27-31)
Former halfRelationLatter half
55 Israel recaptures cities from Aram (2K13:22-25)
Joash, son of Jehoahaz, took back from Ben-hadad, son of Hazael, the cities which Hazael had taken in battle from his father Jehoahaz. Joash defeated Ben-hadad three times, and thus recovered the cities of Israel. (2K13:25)
Victory / defeat against foreign country63 Pekah reigns over Israel (2K15:27-31)
During the reign of Pekah, king of Israel, Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, came and took Ijon, Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, all the territory of Naphtali, Gilead, and Galilee, deporting the inhabitants to Assyria. (2K15:29)
56 Amaziah reigns over Judah (2K14:1-22)
When a conspiracy was formed against him in Jerusalem, he fled to Lachish. But he was pursued to Lachish and killed there. (2K14:19)
Rebellion62 Pekahiah reigns over Israel (2K15:23-26)
His adjutant Pekah, son of Remaliah, who had with him fifty men from Gilead, conspired against him, killed him within the palace stronghold in Samaria, and reigned in his place. (2K15:25)
57 Jeroboam II reigns over Israel (2K14:23-29)
He did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not desist from any of the sins which Jeroboam, son of Nebat, had caused Israel to commit. (2K14:24)
Sins of Jeroboam61 Menahem reigns over Israel (2K15:17-22)
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, not desisting from the sins which Jeroboam, son of Nebat, had caused Israel to commit. During his reign, (2K15:18)
58 Azariah reigns over Judah (2K15:1-7)
The LORD afflicted the king, and he was a leper to the day of his death. He lived in a house apart, (2K15:5)
The LORD afflicted a king / man killed a king60 Shallum reigns over Israel (2K15:13-16)
Menahem, son of Gadi, came up from Tirzah to Samaria, where he attacked and killed Shallum, son of Jabesh, and reigned in his place. (2K15:14)

9-7-1

55 Israel recaptures cities from Aram (2K13:22-25)
  56 Amaziah reigns over Judah (2K14:1-22)
    57 Jeroboam II reigns over Israel (2K14:23-29)
  58 Azariah reigns over Judah (2K15:1-7)
59 Zechariah reigns over Israel (2K15:8-12)
Former halfRelationLatter half
55 Israel recaptures cities from Aram (2K13:22-25)
see 5-4
see 5-459 Zechariah reigns over Israel (2K15:8-12)
see 5-4
56 Amaziah reigns over Judah (2K14:1-22)
see 5-4
see 5-458 Azariah reigns over Judah (2K15:1-7)
see 5-4

9-7-2

59 Zechariah reigns over Israel (2K15:8-12)
  60 Shallum reigns over Israel (2K15:13-16)
    61 Menahem reigns over Israel (2K15:17-22)
  62 Pekahiah reigns over Israel (2K15:23-26)
63 Pekah reigns over Israel (2K15:27-31)
Former halfRelationLatter half
59 Zechariah reigns over Israel (2K15:8-12)
see 5-4-2
see 5-4-263 Pekah reigns over Israel (2K15:27-31)
see 5-4-2
60 Shallum reigns over Israel (2K15:13-16)
see 5-4-2
see 5-4-262 Pekahiah reigns over Israel (2K15:23-26)
see 5-4-2

9-8

64 Jotham reigns over Judah (2K15:32-38)
  65 Ahaz reigns over Judah (2K16:1-20)
    66 Hoshea reigns over Israel (2K17:1-6)
      67 Israel carried captive to Assyria (2K17:7-41)
        68 Hezekiah's reign over Judah (2K18:1-16)
      69 Sennacherib invades Judah (2K18:17-2K19:37)
    70 Hezekiah's illness (2K20:1-21)
  71 Manasseh reigns over Judah (2K21:1-18)
72 Amon reigns over Judah (2K21:19-26)
Former halfRelationLatter half
64 Jotham reigns over Judah (2K15:32-38)
see 3-3
see 3-372 Amon reigns over Judah (2K21:19-26)
see 3-3
65 Ahaz reigns over Judah (2K16:1-20)
see 3-3
see 3-371 Manasseh reigns over Judah (2K21:1-18)
see 3-3
66 Hoshea reigns over Israel (2K17:1-6)
see 3-3
see 3-370 Hezekiah's illness (2K20:1-21)
see 3-3
67 Israel carried captive to Assyria (2K17:7-41)
see 3-3
see 3-369 Sennacherib invades Judah (2K18:17-2K19:37)
see 3-3

9-8-1

64 Jotham reigns over Judah (2K15:32-38)
  65 Ahaz reigns over Judah (2K16:1-20)
    66 Hoshea reigns over Israel (2K17:1-6)
  67 Israel carried captive to Assyria (2K17:7-41)
68 Hezekiah's reign over Judah (2K18:1-16)
Former halfRelationLatter half
64 Jotham reigns over Judah (2K15:32-38)
see 4-4-1
see 4-4-168 Hezekiah's reign over Judah (2K18:1-16)
see 4-4-1
65 Ahaz reigns over Judah (2K16:1-20)
see 4-4-1
see 4-4-167 Israel carried captive to Assyria (2K17:7-41)
see 4-4-1

9-8-2

68 Hezekiah's reign over Judah (2K18:1-16)
  69 Sennacherib invades Judah (2K18:17-2K19:37)
    70 Hezekiah's illness (2K20:1-21)
  71 Manasseh reigns over Judah (2K21:1-18)
72 Amon reigns over Judah (2K21:19-26)
Former halfRelationLatter half
68 Hezekiah's reign over Judah (2K18:1-16)
2K18:3 He pleased the LORD, just as his forefather David had done.
Doing like own father72 Amon reigns over Judah (2K21:19-26)
2K21:20 He did evil in the sight of the LORD, as his father Manasseh had done.
69 Sennacherib invades Judah (2K18:17-2K19:37)
2K19:34 I will shield and save this city for my own sake, and for the sake of my servant David.'"
Jerusalem71 Manasseh reigns over Judah (2K21:1-18)
2K21:7of which the LORD had said to David and to his son Solomon: "In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I shall place my name forever.

9-9

73 Josiah reigns over Judah (2K22:1-20)
  74 Josiah's reformation (2K23:1-30)
    75 Reign and capitivity of Jehoahaz (2K23:31-35)
      76 Jehoiakim reigns over Judah (2K23:36-2K24:7)
        77 Reign and capitivity of Jehoiachin (2K24:8-17)
      78 Zedekiah reigns over Judah (2K24:18-2K25:7)
    79 The fall and captivity of Judah (2K25:8-21)
  80 Gedaliah made governor of Judah (2K25:22-26)
81 Jehoiachin released from prison (2K25:27-30)
Former halfRelationLatter half
73 Josiah reigns over Judah (2K22:1-20)
see 5-5-2
see 5-5-281 Jehoiachin released from prison (2K25:27-30)
see 5-5-2
74 Josiah's reformation (2K23:1-30)
see 5-5-2
see 5-5-280 Gedaliah made governor of Judah (2K25:22-26)
see 5-5-2
75 Reign and capitivity of Jehoahaz (2K23:31-35)
see 5-5-2
see 5-5-279 The fall and captivity of Judah (2K25:8-21)
see 5-5-2
76 Jehoiakim reigns over Judah (2K23:36-2K24:7)
see 5-5-2
see 5-5-278 Zedekiah reigns over Judah (2K24:18-2K25:7)
see 5-5-2

9-9-1

73 Josiah reigns over Judah (2K22:1-20)
  74 Josiah's reformation (2K23:1-30)
    75 Reign and capitivity of Jehoahaz (2K23:31-35)
  76 Jehoiakim reigns over Judah (2K23:36-2K24:7)
77 Reign and capitivity of Jehoiachin (2K24:8-17)
Former halfRelationLatter half
73 Josiah reigns over Judah (2K22:1-20)
I will therefore gather you to your ancestors; you shall go to your grave in peace, and your eyes shall not see all the evil I will bring upon this place.'" This they reported to the king. (2K22:20)
Disaster of captivity77 Reign and capitivity of Jehoiachin (2K24:8-17)
He deported all Jerusalem: all the officers and men of the army, ten thousand in number, and all the craftsmen and smiths. None were left among the people of the land except the poor. (2K24:14)
74 Josiah's reformation (2K23:1-30)
Yet, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had given, the LORD did not desist from his fiercely burning anger against Judah. (2K23:26)
Sins of Manasseh76 Jehoiakim reigns over Judah (2K23:36-2K24:7)
and especially because of the innocent blood he shed, with which he filled Jerusalem, the LORD would not forgive. (2K24:4)

9-9-2

77 Reign and capitivity of Jehoiachin (2K24:8-17)
  78 Zedekiah reigns over Judah (2K24:18-2K25:7)
    79 The fall and captivity of Judah (2K25:8-21)
  80 Gedaliah made governor of Judah (2K25:22-26)
81 Jehoiachin released from prison (2K25:27-30)
Former halfRelationLatter half
77 Reign and capitivity of Jehoiachin (2K24:8-17)
Then Jehoiachin, king of Judah, together with his mother, his ministers, officers, and functionaries, surrendered to the king of Babylon, who, in the eighth year of his reign, took him captive. (2K24:12)
Captivity of Jehoiachin81 Jehoiachin released from prison (2K25:27-30)
In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin, king of Judah, on the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month, Evilmerodach, king of Babylon, in the inaugural year of his own reign, raised up Jehoiachin, king of Judah, from prison. (2K25:27)
78 Zedekiah reigns over Judah (2K24:18-2K25:7)
Thus Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon (2K24:20)
Rebellion against Babylon80 Gedaliah made governor of Judah (2K25:22-26)
son of Nethaniah, son of Elishama, of royal descent, came with ten men, attacked Gedaliah and killed him, along with the Jews and Chaldeans who were in Mizpah with him (2K25:25)

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