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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Books of Kings

Chiastic Structure and Concentric Structure and Parallel of each pericope

[1]The struggle for the succession  (1 Kings 1:1-21)
 
  A(1:1-4)  "Abishag became the king's attendant" (1:4)
    B(1:5-7)    "I will be king" (1K1:5)
      C(1:8)      List of persons who did not side with Adonijah
        D(1:9)        Offerings
      C'(1:10)      List of persons who were not invited by Adonijah
    B'(1:11-14)    "Why then is Adonijah king?" (1K1:13)
  A'(1:15-21)  "Abishag was attending the king" (1K1:15)
 
   A: Abishag. B: Adonijah became king. C: Persons who did not side with Adonijah. D: Offerings.

[2]The accession of Solomon  (1 Kings 1:22-40)
 
  A(1:22-27)  
"Long live King Adonijah!" (1K1:25)"   
(יחיהמלךאדניהו)
    B(1:28-31)    Words of David to Bathsheba
    B'(1:32-37)    Words of David to Nathan
  A'(1:38-40)  
"Long live King Solomon!" (1K1:39)"   
(המלךשׁלנה)
 
   A: Long live King. B: Words of David.

[3]Fear of Adonijah  (1 Kings 1:41-53)
 
  A(1:41)  The sound of the horn
    B(1:42-48)    Report to Adonijah
      C(1:49)      The guests returned
  A'(1:50)  The horns of the altar
    B'(1:51-52)    Report to Solomon
      C'(1:53)      Adonijah returned
 
   A: Horns. B: Reports. C: To return.

[4]Death of David  (1 Kings 2:1-46)
 
  A(2:1-4)  
"you shall always have someone of your line on the throne of Israel" (1K2:4)"   
(כסא)
    B(2:5-6)    Command to kill Joab
      C(2:7-9)      Command to kill Shimei
        D(2:10-12)        
"his sovereignty firmly established" (1K2:12)"   
(ותכן)
  A'(2:13-25)  
"the LORD lives, who has seated me firmly on the throne of my father David" (1K2:24)"   
(כסא)
    B'(2:26-35)    To kill Joab
      C'(2:36-46a)      To kill Shimei
        D'(2:46b)        
"the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon" (1K2:46)"   
(נכונה)
 
   A: The throne. B: Joab. C: Shimei. D: The kingdom was established.

[5]Solomon's wisdom  (1 Kings 3:1-28)
 
  A(3:1-2)  The daughter of Pharaoh
    B(3:3-4)    
Offerings   
(עלות)
      C(3:5)      The words of the LORD
        D(3:6-9)        Solomon wished to become wise
      C'(3:10-14)      The words of the LORD
    B'(3:15)    
Offerings   
(ויעל)
  A'(3:16-28)  Two harlots
 
   A: Women. B: Offerings. C: The words of the LORD. D: Solomon wished to become wise.

[6]Magnificense of Solomon's rule  (1 Kings 4:1-5:14)
 
  A(4:1)  King over all Israel
    B(4:2-6)    List of servants of Solomon
      C(4:7-19)      Twelve commissaries supplied food for the king
        D(4:20)        
"as numerous as the sands by the sea" (1K4:20)"   
(כחול)
  A'(5:1)  Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms
    B'(5:2-5)    List of Solomon's food
      C'(5:6-8)      Commissaries supplied food for the king
        D'(5:9-14)        
"as vast as the sand on the seashore" (1K 5:9)"   
(כחול)
 
   A: To rule everything. B: Lists. C: Commissaries. D: As the sands by the sea.

[7]Preparation for the Temple  (1 Kings 5:15-32)
 
  A(5:15-20)  
"I purpose to build a temple in honor of the LORD, my God" (1K5:19)"   
(לבנות)
    B(5:21-23)    Hiram accepted wish of Solomon
    B'(5:24-25)    Supply of materials
  A'(5:26-32)  
"prepared the wood and stones for building the temple" (1K5:32)"   
(לבנותה)
 
   A: Building the temple. B: Negotiation with Hiram.

[8]Solomon builds the Temple  (1 Kings 6:1-38)
 
  A(6:1)  Starting building the temple
    B(6:2-10)    Overview of the temple
      C(6:11-13)      The word of the LORD
    B'(6:14-36)    Interior of the temple
  A'(6:37-38)  Finishing building the temple
 
   A: Starting and finishing. B: Appearance of the temple. C: The word of the LORD.

[9]Solomon's palace and other buildings  (1 Kings 7:1-12)
 
  A(7:1-7)  Size of the palace
    B(7:8)    Making several palaces
  A'(7:9-12)  Size of material of the palace
 
   A: Appearance of the palace. B: Making several palaces.

[10]Products of Hiram the bronzeworker  (1 Kings 7:13-51)
 
  A(7:13-14)  "Hiram came to King Solomon and did all his metal work" (1K7:14)
    B(7:15-37)    The articles
      C(7:38-39)      Arrangement
    B'(7:40-50)    The articles
  A'(7:51)  "all the work undertaken by King Solomon" (1K7:51)
 
   A: All works. B: The articles. C: Arrangement.

[11]Dedication of the Temple  (1 Kings 8:1-53)
 
  A(8:1-5)  Solomon and the entire community of Israel offered the sacrifice
    B(8:6-9)    Solomon placed the ark of the covenant
      C(8:10-11)      "the LORD'S glory had filled the temple" (8:11)
      C'(8:12-13)      "I have truly built you a princely house" (8:13)
    B'(8:14-21)    "Solomon had provided a place for the ark" (8:21)
  A'(8:22-53)  Solomon prayed for the entire community of Israel
 
   A: The entire community. B: The ark of the covenant. C: The LORD is in the temple.

[12]Solomon blesses the assembly  (1 Kings 8:54-66)
 
  A(8:54-55)  "He stood and blessed the whole community of Israel" (8:55)
    B(8:56)    "Not a single word has gone unfulfilled of the entire generous promise" (8:56)
      C(8:57)      "May the LORD, our God, be with us" (8:57)
        D(8:58)        "to keep his commandments, his statutes, and his ordinances, which he commanded our ancestors" (8:58)
      C'(8:59)      "he may uphold the cause of his servant and of his people Israel" (8:59)
    B'(8:60-61)    "observing his statutes and keeping his commandments" (8:61)
  A'(8:62-66)  "The king and all Israel with him offered sacrifices before the LORD" (8:62)
 
   A: The entire community. B: The words of the LORD. C: The help of the LORD. D: The commandments, statutes, and ordinances.

[13]God appears again to Solomon  (1 Kings 9:1-9)
 
P(9:1)"When Solomon had finished building the Temple of Yahweh" (1K9:1)
  A(9:2-3)  
"I have consecrated this house that you have built, and put my name there forever" (1K9:3)"   
(הבית)
    B(9:4-5)    
"keeping my statutes and my ordinances" (1K9:4)"   
(תשׁמר)
    B'(9:6-7)    
"fail to keep the commandments and statutes" (1K9:6)"   
(תשׁמרו)
  A'(9:8-9)  
"This house will become a heap of ruins" (1K9:8)"   
(והבית)
 
   A: The house. B: To keep the statutes.

[14]Other acts of Solomon  (1 Kings 9:10-28)
 
  A(9:10-14)  
Hiram   
(חירם)
    B(9:15-19)    
Daughter of Pharaoh   
(פרעה)
      C(9:20-23)      Labor of slaves
    B'(9:24-25)    
Daughter of Pharaoh   
(פרעה)
  A'(9:26-28)  
Hiram   
(חירם)
 
   A: Hiram. B: Daughter of Pharaoh. C: Labor of slaves.

[15]Visits of the queen of Sheba  (1 Kings 10:1-13)
 
  A(10:1-2a)  The gift from the queen of Sheba
    B(10:2b-5)    Solomon's greatness
      C(10:6-9)      Words of the queen
    B'(10:10-12)    Magnificent gifts
  A'(10:13)  The gift from Solomon
 
   A: The gifts. B: Surprising. C: Words of the queen.

[16]Wealth of Solomon  (1 Kings 10:14-29)
 
  A(10:14-15)  Items from foreign countries
    B(10:16-21)    "Silver was considered worthless" (1K10:21)
      C(10:22)      Freight of Solomon's ships
        D(10:23-24)        Wisdom of Solomon
      C'(10:25)      Gifts of the people
    B'(10:26-27)    "The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones" (1K10:27)
  A'(10:28-29)  Items from foreign countries
 
   A: Items from foreign countries. B: Silver was considered worthless. C: Items. D: Wisdom of Solomon.

[17]Solomon's erros  (1 Kings 11:1-43)
 
  A(11:1-6)  "he did not follow him unreservedly as his father David had done" (1K11:6)
    B(11:7-13)    
Prophecy that the kingdom would be divided   
(קרע)
      C(11:14-22)      
Solomon's enemy Hadad   
(שׁטן)
      C'(11:23-25)      
Solomon's enemy Rezon   
(שׁטן)
    B'(11:26-40)    
Prophecy that the kingdom would be divided   
(קרע)
  A'(11:41-43)  "he was buried in his father's City of David" (1K11:43)
 
   A: Solomon and David. B: Prophecy that the kingdom would be divided. C: Solomon's enemy.

[18]The northern tribes secede  (1 Kings 12:1-19)
 
  A(12:1)  Rehoboam went to Shechem
    B(12:2-4)    Words of the Israelites
      C(12:5)      
Words of Rehoboam to the Israelites   
(שׁלשׁהימים)
        D(12:6-7)        Advice of the elders
        D'(12:8-11)        Advice of the young men
      C'(12:12-15)      
Words of Rehoboam to the Israelites   
(ביוםהשׁלישׁי)
    B'(12:16-17)    Words of the Israelites
  A'(12:18-19)  Rehoboam fled
 
   A: Movement of Rehoboam. B: Words of the Israelites. C: Words of Rehoboam to the Israelites. D: Advices.

[19]A man of God from Judah  (1 Kings 12:20-13:34)
 
  A(12:20-24)  "to fight against the house of Israel, to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam, son of Solomon" (1K12:21)
    B(12:25-33)    
The high places   
(במות)
      C(13:1-5)      Prophecy of the man of God
        D(13:6-10)        
"not to eat bread or drink water" (1K13:9)"   
(לחם)
        D'(13:11-19)        
"to have you eat bread and drink water" (1K13:18)"   
(לחם)
      C'(13:20-24)      Prophecy for the man of God
    B'(13:25-32)    
The high places   
(הבמות)
  A'(13:33-34)  "the house of Jeroboam for which it was to be cut off and destroyed from the earth" (1K13:34)
 
   A: Destruction of a royal family. B: The high places. C: Prophecy. D: Bread and water.

[20]Judgment on the house of Jeroboam  (1 Kings 14:1-20)
 
  A(14:1-3)  Disease of Abijah son of Jeroboam
    B(14:4-5)    Jeroboam's wife went to Ahijah
      C(14:6-16)      The words of the LORD
    B'(14:17-18)    Jeroboam's wife left from Ahijah
  A'(14:19-20)  Nadab son of Jeroboam became a king
 
   A: Sons of Jeroboam. B: Movement of Jeroboam's wife. C: The words of the LORD.

[21]Rehoboam reigns over Judah  (1 Kings 14:21-31)
 
 
   Rehoboam king of Judah

[22]Abijam reigns over Judah  (1 Kings 15:1-8)
 
 
   Abijam king of Judah

[23]Asa reigns over Judah  (1 Kings 15:9-24)
 
  A(15:9-15)  Asa became a king
    B(15:16-17)    "Baasha, king of Israel, attacked Judah and fortified Ramah" (1K15:17)
      C(15:18-20)      Alliance with Aram
    B'(15:21-22)    "When Baasha heard of it, he left off fortifying Ramah" (1K15:21)
  A'(15:23-24)  Jehoshaphat became a king
 
   A: To become a king. B: Baasha. C: Alliance with Aram.

[24]Nadab reigns over Israel  (1 Kings 15:25-32)
 
 
   Nadab king of Israel

[25]Bassha reigns over Israel  (1 Kings 15:33-16:7)
 
 
   Baasha king of Israel

[26]Elah reigns over Israel  (1 Kings 16:8-14)
 
 
   Elah king of Israel

[27]Zimri reigns over Israel  (1 Kings 16:15-22)
 
 
   Zimri king of Israel

[28]Omri reigns over israel  (1 Kings 16:23-28)
 
 
   Omri king of Israel

[29]Ahab reigns over Israel  (1 Kings 16:29-34)
 
 
   Ahab king of Israel

[30]Elijah predicts a drought  (1 Kings 17:1-24)
 
  A(17:1)  
"As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives" (1K17:1)"   
(חי)
    B(17:2-7)    
Ravens supplied food for Elijah   
(לכלכלך)
    B'(17:8-16)    
A widow supplied food for Elijah   
(לכלכלך)
  A'(17:17-24)  
"your son is alive" (1K17:23)"   
(חי)
 
   A: Alive. B: To supply food.

[31]Elijah's message to Ahab  (1 Kings 18:1-15)
 
  A(18:1-2)  
"Go, present yourself to Ahab" (1K18:1)"   
(הראה)
    B(18:3-6)    
"Jezebel was murdering the prophets of the LORD" (1K18:4)"   
(נביאייהוה)
    B'(18:7-14)    
"Jezebel was murdering the prophets of the LORD" (1K18:13)"   
(מנביאייהוה)
  A'(18:15)  
"I will present myself to him today" (1K18:15)"   
(אראה)
 
   A: To present to Ahab. B: To murder the prophets of the LORD.

[32]Elijah's triumph over the priests of Baal  (1 Kings 18:16-40)
 
  A(18:16-19)  "the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah" (1K18:19)
    B(18:20-24)    
"The God who answers with fire is God" (1K18:24)"   
(באשׁ)
      C(18:25-29)      Prayer of prophets of Baal
      C'(18:30-37)      Prayer of Elijah
    B'(18:38-39)    
"The LORD'S fire came down and consumed the holocaust, wood, stones, and dust, and it lapped up the water in the trench" (1K18:38)"   
(אשׁ)
  A'(18:40)  "Seize the prophets of Baal" (1K18:40)
 
   A: Prophets. B: Fire. C: Prayer.

[33]The drought ends  (1 Kings 18:41-46)
 
  A(18:41-42a)  Ahab and Elijah
    B(18:42b-43a)    Elijah
      C(18:43b)      Elijah's servant
        D(18:43c)        Elijah
      C'(18:44a)      Elijah's servant
    B'(18:44b)    Elijah
  A'(18:45-46)  Ahab and Elijah
 
   A: Ahab and Elijah. B: Elijah. C: Elijah's servant. D: Elijah.

[34]Elijah flees from Jezebel  (1 Kings 19:1-21)
 
  A(19:1-3)  "He left his servant there" (1K19:3)
    B(19:4-8)    
"went a day's journey into the desert" (1K19:4)"   
(דרך)
      C(19:9-10)      
Dialogue between Elijah and the LORD   
(מהלךפהאליהו)
        D(19:11-12)        Epiphany
      C'(19:13-14)      
Dialogue between Elijah and the LORD   
(מהלךפהאליהו)
    B'(19:15-18)    
"Go, take the road back to the desert near Damascus" (19:15)"   
(לדרכך)
  A'(19:19-21)  "Then he left and followed Elijah as his attendant" (1K19:21)
 
   A: Servants of Elijah. B: The road in desert. C: Dialogue between Elijah and the LORD. D: Epiphany.

[35]Ahab's woars with the Arameans  (1 Kings 20:1-43)
 
  A(20:1-9)  Two-time requests of Ben-hadad to Ahab
    B(20:10-12)    Aram went to war
      C(20:13-14)      "When I deliver it up to you today" (20:13)
        D(20:15-16)        Israel army was gathered
          E(20:17-21)          "took the horses and chariots, and inflicted a severe defeat on Aram" (20:21)
            F(20:22)            Words of the prophet
          E'(20:23-25)          "Mobilize an army as large as the army that has deserted you, horse for horse, chariot for chariot" (20:25)
        D'(20:26-27)        Israel army was gathered
      C'(20:28)      "I will deliver up to you all this large army" (20:28)
    B'(20:29-34)    Aram was defeated
  A'(20:35-43)  Two-time requests of the prophet to his companion
 
   A: Two-time requests. B: Aram army. C: The words of the LORD. D: Israel army was gathered. E: Damage of Aram Army. F: Words of the prophet.

[36]Naboth's vineyard  (1 Kings 21:1-29)
 
  A(21:1-4)  Ahab couldn't gain vineyard because of Naboth's refusal
    B(21:5-7)    Words of Jezebel
      C(21:8-10)      Command of Jezebel
        D(21:11-13)        Naboth was killed
      C'(21:14)      Report for Jezebel
    B'(21:15)    Words of Jezebel
  A'(21:16-29)  Ahab couldn't gain vineyard because of words of the LORD
 
   A: Ahab couldn't gain vineyard. B: Words of Jezebel. C: Command of Jezebel and its result. D: Naboth was killed.

[37]Defeat and death of Ahab  (1 Kings 22:1-40)
 
  A(22:1-4)  Cooperation of Judah and Israel
    B(22:5-9)    Micaiah was invited
      C(22:10-12)      Zedekiah, son of Chenaanah
        D(22:13-15)        False prophecy of Micaiah
          E(22:16-18)          Prophecy of Micaiah
        D'(22:19-23)        A lying spirit in all prophets
      C'(22:24-25)      Zedekiah, son of Chenaanah
    B'(22:26-28)    Micaiah was arrested
  A'(22:29-40)  Judah and Israel were defeated
 
   A: Judah and Israel. B: Micaiah was invited. C: Zedekiah, son of Chenaanah. D: False prophecy. E: Prophecy of Micaiah.

[38]Jehoshaphat reigns over Judah  (1 Kings 22:41-51)
 
 
   Jehoshaphat king of Judah

[39]Ahaziah reigns over Israel  (1 Kings 22:52-54)
 
 
   Ahaziah king of Israel

[40]Elijah denounces Ahaziah  (2 Kings 1:1-18)
 
  A(1:1-2)  Disease of Ahaziah
    B(1:3-8)    Elijah told the words of the LORD to Ahaziah
      C1(1:9-10)      
The first captain of fifty men   
(שׂרחמשׁים)
      C2(1:11-12)      
The second captain of fifty men   
(שׂרחמשׁים)
      C3(1:13-14)      
The third captain of fifty men   
(שׂרחמשׁים)
    B'(1:15-16)    Elijah told the words of the LORD to Ahaziah
  A'(1:17-18)  Death of Ahaziah
 
   A: Death of Ahaziah. B: Elijah told the words of the LORD to Ahaziah. C: The captain of fifty men.

[41]Elisha secceeds Elijah  (2 Kings 2:1-25)
 
  A(2:1-3)  Going to Bethel
    B(2:4-5)    Going to Jericho
      C(2:6-7)      Fifty companions of the prophets
        D(2:8-10)        
Miracle of Elijah's mantle   
(אברתו)
          E(2:11-12)          Elijah's ascension
        D'(2:13-15)        
Miracle of Elijah's mantle   
(אברת)
      C'(2:16-18)      Fifty companions were sent
    B'(2:19-22)    A miracle at Jericho
  A'(2:23-25)  A miracle at Bethel
 
   A: Bethel. B: Jericho. C: Fifty companions. D: Miracle of Elijah's mantle. E: Elijah's ascension.

[42]Jehoram reigns over Israel  (2 Kings 3:1-27)
 
P(3:1-3)"He did evil in the LORD'S sight" (3:2)
  A(3:4-8)  Rebellion of the king of Moab
    B(3:9-12)    
Shortage of water   
(מים)
      C(3:13-19)      Dialogue with Elisha
    B'(3:20-25)    
Water overflowing   
(מים)
  A'(3:26-27)  The king of Moab was defeated
 
   A: The king of Moab. B: Water. C: Dialogue with Elisha.

[43]Elisha performs miracles  (2 Kings 4:1-6:7)
 
  A(4:1-7)  Miracle for other prophets
    B(4:8-37)    Miracle of healing for son of woman in Shunem
      C(4:38-41)      Miracle of detoxified food
      C'(4:42-44)      Miracle of increased food
    B'(5:1-27)    Miracle of healing for Naaman
  A'(6:1-7)  Miracle for other prophets
 
   A: Miracles for other prophets. B: Miracles of healing. C: Miracles of food.

[44]The Aramean attack is thwarted  (2 Kings 6:8-7:20)
 
  A(6:8-12)  The king of Aram was angry against Elisha
    B(6:13-14)    Attempt to arrest Elisha
      C(6:15-17)      Elisha showed the power of the LORD
        D(6:18-19)        Miracle of carrying army of Aram
          E(6:20-23)          Food was given
  A'(6:24-31)  The king of Israel was angry against Elisha
    B'(6:32-33)    Attempt to arrest Elisha
      C'(7:1-2)      Elisha's prophecy about salvation of the LORD
        D'(7:3-7)        Miracle of carrying army of Aram
          E'(7:8-20)          Food was given
 
   A: The kings were angry against Elisha. B: Attempt to arrest Elisha. C: Words of Elisha. D: Miracles of carrying army of Aram. E: Food was given.

[45]Elisha performs miracles  (2 Kings 8:1-15)
 
  A(8:1-2)  A woman obeyed to Elisha's words
    B(8:3-5)    "this is that son of hers whom Elisha restored to life" (2K8:5)
      C(8:6)      A king restored all property of the woman
      C'(8:7-8)      A king sent a gift to the man of God
    B'(8:9-13)    "the LORD has showed me that he will in fact die" (2K8:10)
  A'(8:14-15)  Hazael obeyed to Elisha's words
 
   A: Obedience to Elisha. B: Miracles about death. C: Gifts of the king.

[46]Jehoram reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 8:16-24)
 
 
   Joram king of Israel

[47]Ahaziah reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 8:25-29)
 
 
   Ahaziag king of Judah

[48]Rebellion of Jefu   (2 Kings 9:1-37)
 
  A(9:1-10)  The prophecy about Ahab and Jezebel
    B(9:11-15)    Jehu's rebellion
      C1(9:16-18)      Questioning to Jehu
      C2(9:19-20)      Questioning to Jehu
      C3(9:21-22)      Questioning to Jehu
    B'(9:23-29)    Jehu killed the king
  A'(9:30-37)  Fulfillment of the prophecy about Ahab and Jezebel
 
   A: The prophecy. B: Jehu's rebellion. C: Questioning to Jehu.

[49]Slaughter of worshipers of Baal  (2 Kings 10:1-36)
 
  A(10:1-5)  
"act as you think best" (2K10:5)"   
(בעיניך)
    B(10:6-11)    To kill Ahab's all family
      C(10:12-14)      To kill Ahab's relatives on the way
      C'(10:15-17)      To kill Ahab's all family on the way
    B'(10:18-29)    To kill Baal's priests
  A'(10:30-36)  
"you have done well in carrying out what pleases me" (2K10:30)"   
(בעיני)
 
   A: Good for eyes. B: To kill. C: To kill on the way.

[50]Athaliah and Jehoiada  (2 Kings 11:1-12:1)
 
  A(11:1-3)  "He stayed, hidden with her in the Temple of Yahweh for six years" (2K11:3)
    B(11:4-12)    
Covenant between Jehoiada and soldiers   
(ברית)
      C(11:13-16)      Athaliah was killed out of the temple
    B'(11:17-20)    
"Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD as one party and the king and the people" (11:17)"   
(הברית)
  A'(12:1)  "Jehoash was seven years old when he came to the throne" (2K12:1)
 
   A: Age of Jehoash. B: Covenants. C: Athaliah was killed out of the temple.

[51]Joash reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 12:2-22)
 
  A(12:2-4)  Coronation of Joash
    B(12:5-6)    Commands about the funds for the temple
      C(12:7-9)      Priests didn't get the funds for the temple
        D(12:10-11)        Jehoiada set a chest for the funds
      C'(12:12-17)      The funds for the temple was used for repairing the temple
    B'(12:18-19)    Joash gave the funds for the temple to the king of Aram
  A'(12:20-22)  Coronation of Joash's son
 
   A: Coronations. B: The funds for the temple. C: Usages of the funds for the temple. D: Jehoiada set a chest for the funds.

[52]Jehoahaz reigns over Israel  (2 Kings 13:1-9)
 
  A(13:1-2)  Coronation of Jehoahaz
    B(13:3)    Invasion of Aram
      C(13:4-6)      Salvation of Israel
    B'(13:7)    Invasion of Aram
  A'(13:8-9)  Coronation of Jehoahaz son
 
   A: Coronations. B: Invasion of Aram. C: Salvation of Israel.

[53]Jehoash reigns over Israel  (2 Kings 13:10-13)
 
 
   Joash king of Israel

[54]Death of Elisha  (2 Kings 13:14-21)
 
  A(13:14)  Mortal disease of Elisha
    B(13:15-17)    "You will completely conquer Aram at Aphec" (13:17)
    B'(13:18-19)    "you would have defeated Aram completely" (13:19)
  A'(13:20-21)  Death and burial of Elisha
 
   A: Death of Elisha. B: To conquer Aram.

[55]Israel recaptures cities from Aram  (2 Kings 13:22-25)
 
  A(13:22-23)  "the LORD was merciful with Israel" (13:23)
    B(13:24)    Death of Hazael
  A'(13:25)  Joash took back from Ben-hadad the cities of Israel
 
   A: The LORD was merciful. B: Death of Hazael.

[56]Amaziah reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 14:1-22)
 
  A(14:1-4)  Coronation of Amaziah
    B(14:5-7)    Murder of Amaziah's father
      C(14:8-16)      Amaziah's defeat
    B'(14:17-20)    Murder of Amaziah
  A'(14:21-22)  Coronation of Azariah
 
   A: Coronations. B: Murder of the kings. C: Amaziah's defeat.

[57]Jeroboam II reigns over Israel  (2 Kings 14:23-29)
 
  A(14:23-24)  Coronation of Jeroboam
    B(14:25)    "He restored the boundaries of Israel" (2K14:25)
      C(14:26)      "the LORD saw the very bitter affliction of Israel" (2K14:26)
    B'(14:27)    "he saved them through Jeroboam" (2K14:27)
  A'(14:28-29)  Coronation of Zechariah
 
   A: Coronations. B: Salvation. C: the LORD saw the very bitter affliction of Israel.

[58]Azariah reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 15:1-7)
 
 
   Azariah king of Judah

[59]Zechariah reigns over Israel  (2 Kings 15:8-12)
 
 
   Zechariah king of Israel

[60]Shallum reigns over Israel  (2 Kings 15:13-16)
 
 
   Shallum king of Israel

[61]Menahem reigns over Israel  (2 Kings 15:17-22)
 
 
   Menahem king of Israel

[62]Pekahiah reigns over Israel  (2 Kings 15:23-26)
 
 
   Pekahiah king of Israel

[63]Pekah reigns over Israel  (2 Kings 15:27-31)
 
 
   Pekah king of Israel

[64]Jotham reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 15:32-38)
 
 
   Jotham king of Judah

[65]Ahaz reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 16:1-20)
 
  A(16:1-4)  Coronation of Ahaz
    B(16:5-6)    Rezin's invasion
      C(16:7-9)      Request of Ahaz
        D(16:10-14)        Practicing the worship of Assyrian
      C'(16:15-16)      Request of Ahaz
    B'(16:17-18)    To remove the utensils
  A'(16:19-20)  Coronation of Hezekiah
 
   A: Coronations. B: To lose. C: Requests of Ahaz. D: Practicing the worship of Assyrian.

[66]Hoshea reigns over Israel  (2 Kings 17:1-6)
 
 
   Hoshea king of Israel

[67]Israel carried captive to Assyria  (2 Kings 17:7-41)
 
  A(17:7-11)  "they venerated other gods" (2K17:7)
    B(17:12-13)    The words of the LORD
      C(17:14-15)      "They rejected his statutes, the covenant" (2K17:15)
        D(17:16-17)        Worship to various foreign gods
          E(17:18-23)          "Israel went into exile from their native soil to Assyria" (2K17:23)
          E'(17:24-28)          "The king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and settled them in the cities of Samaria in place of the Israelites" (2K17:24)
        D'(17:29-32)        Worship to various foreign gods
      C'(17:33-34)      "They did not venerate the LORD nor observe the statutes and regulations, the law and commandments" (2K17:34)
    B'(17:35-39)    The words of the LORD
  A'(17:40-41)  "these nations venerated the LORD, but also served their idols" (2K17:41)
 
   A: Idolatry. B: The words of the LORD. C: The statutes of the LORD. D: Worship to various foreign gods. E: Migration.

[68]Hezekiah's reign over Judah  (2 Kings 18:1-16)
 
  A(18:1-6)  "observed the commandments which the LORD had given Moses" (2K18:6)
    B(18:7-8)    "He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him" (18:7)
  A'(18:9-12)  "violated his covenant, not heeding and not fulfilling the commandments of Moses" (2K18:12)
    B'(18:13-16)    "Sennacherib, king of Assyria, went on an expedition against all the fortified cities of Judah and captured them" (2K18:13)
 
   A: The commandments of Moses. B: Invasion of Assyria.

[69]Sennacherib invades Judah  (2 Kings 18:17-19:37)
 
  A(18:17-37)  Message from the king of Assyria
    B(19:1-4)    Hezekiah's wish
      C(19:5-7)      Words of Isaiah
        D(19:8)        Withdrawal of Assyria
  A'(19:9-13)  Message from the king of Assyria
    B'(19:14-19)    Hezekiah's wish
      C'(19:20-34)      Words of Isaiah
        D'(19:35-37)        Withdrawal of Assyria
 
   A: Messages from the king of Assyria. B: Hezekiah's wishes. C: Words of Isaiah. D: Withdrawal of Assyria.

[70]Hezekiah's illness  (2 Kings 20:1-21)
 
  A(20:1)  Mortal disease of Hezekiah
    B(20:2-3)    Prayer of Hezekiah
      C(20:4-6)      The words of the LORD
        D(20:7-11)        Dialogue between Isaiah and Hezekiah
          E(20:12-13)          Messenger from Babylon
        D'(20:14-15)        Dialogue between Isaiah and Hezekiah
      C'(20:16-18)      The words of the LORD
    B'(20:19)    Prayer of Hezekiah
  A'(20:20-21)  Death of Hezekiah
 
   A: Death of Hezekiah. B: Prayers of Hezekiah. C: The words of the LORD. D: Dialogue between Isaiah and Hezekiah. E: Messenger from Babylon.

[71]Manasseh reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 21:1-18)
 
  A(21:1-7a)  Sin of Manasseh
    B(21:7b-8)    The words of the LORD
      C(21:9)      Sin of people of Judah
    B'(21:10-15)    The words of the LORD
  A'(21:16-18)  Sin of Manasseh
 
   A: Sins of Manasseh. B: The words of the LORD. C: Sin of people of Judah.

[72]Amon reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 21:19-26)
 
 
   Amon king of Judah

[73]Josiah reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 22:1-20)
 
P(22:1-2)Coronation of Josiah
  A(22:3-7)  Commands of Josiah
    B(22:8-11)    
"When the king had heard the contents of the book of the law, he tore his garments" (2K22:11)"   
(בגדיו)
  A'(22:12-13)  Commands of Josiah
    B'(22:14-20)    
"you tore your garments and wept before me" (2K22:19)"   
(הבגדים)
 
   A: Commands of Josiah. B: To tear garments.

[74]Josiah's reformation  (2 Kings 23:1-30)
 
  A(23:1-3)  
Covenant with the LORD   
(הברית)
    B(23:4-18)    Abolition of pagan
      C(23:19-20)      "He slaughtered upon the altars all the priests of the high places that were at the shrines" (2K23:20)
  A'(23:21-25)  
"as it was prescribed in that book of the covenant" (2K23:21)"   
(הברית)
    B'(23:26-27)    "I will reject this city, Jerusalem, which I chose, and the temple of which I said, 'There shall my name be.'" (2K23:27)
      C'(23:28-30)      Murder of Josiah
 
   A: Covenant with the LORD. B: Abolition of rituals. C: Murder.

[75]Reign and capitivity of Jehoahaz  (2 Kings 23:31-35)
 
 
   Jehoahaz king of Judah

[76]Jehoiakim reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 23:36-24:7)
 
 
   Jehoiakim king of Judah

[77]Reign and capitivity of Jehoiachin  (2 Kings 24:8-17)
 
  A(24:8-9)  Coronation of Jehoiachin
    B(24:10-12)    The captivity
      C(24:13)      Treasures were robbed
    B'(24:14-16)    The captivity
  A'(24:17)  Coronation of Mattaniah
 
   A: Coronations. B: The captivity. C: Treasures were robbed.

[78]Zedekiah reigns over Judah  (2 Kings 24:18-25:7)
 
 
   Zedekiah king of Judah

[79]The fall and captivity of Judah  (2 Kings 25:8-21)
 
  A(25:8-10)  Jerusalem was destructed
    B(25:11-12)    The captivity and remained people
  A'(25:13-17)  Treasures of Jerusalem were robbed
    B'(25:18-21)    People of Israel were arrested and brought to the king of Babylon
 
   A: Destruction and robbery. B: The captivity.

[80]Gedaliah made governor of Judah  (2 Kings 25:22-26)
 
  A(25:22)  "the people whom he had allowed to remain in the land of Judah" (25:22)
    B(25:23)    Servants of Gedaliah
      C(25:24)      "Remain in the country and serve the king of Babylon" (25:24)
    B'(25:25)    Ten servants of Ishmael
  A'(25:26)  All the people went to Egypt
 
   A: To remain / to migrate. B: Servants. C: To remain in the country.

[81]Jehoiachin released from prison  (2 Kings 25:27-30)
 
 
   Jehoiachin king of Judah


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