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Thursday, May 3, 2012

ISRAEL'S POSTEXILIC HISTORY--LESSON 23 NOTES


LESSON 23: THE REIGNS OF JOTHAM AND AHAZ (2 CHR. 27-28)

2 CHRONICLES 27 – THE REIGN OF JOTHAM

Thursday, April 26, 2012

ISRAEL'S POSTEXILIC HISTORY--LESSON 22 NOTES


LESSON 22: THE REIGNS OF Joash, amaziah, and uzzaih (2 CHR. 24-26)

2 CHRONICLES 24:1-27: THE REIGN OF JOASH

Thursday, April 19, 2012

ISRAEL'S POSTEXILIC HISTORY--LESSON 21 NOTES


LESSON 21: THE REIGNS OF JEHORAM, AHAZIAH, AND ATHALIAH—THE CORONAtion of joash (2 CHR. 21-23)

2 CHRONICLES 21:1-10: THE REIGN OF JEHORAM

Thursday, April 12, 2012

ISRAEL'S POSTEXILIC HISTORY--LESSON 20 NOTES, PART 2

CHAPTER 19

After these tragic experiences with Ahab, Jehoshaphat returned to Jerusalem. His alliance with wicked Ahab did not go unrebuked. A prophet named Jehu stood in Jehoshaphat’s presence and condemned him. Judah’s king was also informed that Jehovah approved his efforts to rid his land of Baalism. With renewed determination Jehoshaphat visited all of his people from Beersheba in the south to Ephraim in the north encouraging them to worship Jehovah. He set up a system of judges and courts throughout his kingdom charging these officials to fear the Lord and not respect persons or accept bribes. He also re-established the high court at the Temple in Jerusalem in which the priests passed judgment on very serious matters which the Iesser courts couId not handle (Deuteronomy 17:8-13). Amariah, the high priest, was in charge of the Temple court and all of the matters of business that were associated with God’s House.[1]

Thursday, March 15, 2012

ISRAEL'S POSTEXILIC HISTORY--LESSON 20 NOTES, PART 1


LESSON 20: Jehoshaphat and Ahab—war with Moab and Ammon (2 CHR. 18-20)

CHAPTER 18

Jehoshaphat’s relation with the northern kingdom was not entered into with a view to weakening the southern kingdom. The king of Judah probably wanted to share some of the prosperity of his kingdom with Ahab. Jehoshaphat’s reign extended over a period of twenty five years. His peaceful overtures toward the northern kingdom probably came during the first half of his reign. The “affinity” with Ahab was effected in the marriage of Jehoshaphat’s son, Jehoram, with Athaliah, daughter of Ahab.[1]

ISRAEL'S POSTEXILIC HISTORY--LESSON 19 NOTES


LESSON 19: Asa, the reformer; Hanani, the man of God; and the Life and Times of Jehoshaphat (2 CHR. 15-17)

CHAPTER 15
Azariah, son of Oded, appears on the scene to bring the word of Jehovah to Asa… The name “Azariah” means “Jehovah is keeper.” The prophet addressed his words specifically to Judah and Benjamin. The northern kingdom is called “Israel” in verse 3. Asa’s only hope was to trust Jehovah. He must go with God. He must seek the Lord. The alternative carried with it some terrible consequences. If Jehovah’s people are unfaithful, He will forsake them.[1]

ISRAEL'S POSTEXILIC HISTORY--LESSON 22 WORKSHEET


Israel’s Postexilic History:
Preparing for the Arrival of the Messiah
A Study of 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther

LESSON 22: The Reigns of Joash, Amaziah, and Uzzaih  (2 CHR. 24-26)

LESSON 22 QUESTIONS:

ISRAEL'S POSTEXILIC HISTORY--LESSON 21 WORKSHEET


Israel’s Postexilic History:
Preparing for the Arrival of the Messiah
A Study of 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther

LESSON 21: The Reigns of Jehoram, Ahaziah, and Athaliah—the Coronation of Joash (2 CHR. 21-23)

LESSON 21 QUESTIONS: