Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO 2 KINGS 16\\

This chapter contains the reign of Ahaz only, relates his idolatry,
\\#2Ki 16:1-4\\ his hiring the king of Assyria with the treasure of the
temple, and his own, to assist him against the kings of Israel and
Syria, who besieged him, \\#2Ki 16:5-9\\, his seeing the altar of an
idol at Damascus, the fashion of which he took, and ordered one like it
to be built at Jerusalem, \\#2Ki 16:10-16\\, his defacing and removing
some things in the temple, \\#2Ki 16:17,18\\, and the chapter is
concluded with his death and burial, \\#2Ki 16:19,20\\.