2 Rois

Summary of the Book of 2 Kings

This summary of the book of 2 Kings provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of 2 Kings.

Outline

Below is an outline for 2 Kings. For an outline of both 1 and 2 Kings see Introduction to 1 Kings: Outline.

  • see 1 Kings Outline
  • see 1 Kings Outline
  • see 1 Kings Outline
  • The Ministries of Elijah and Elisha during the Reigns of Ahaziah and Joram (1:1;8:15)
    • Elijah in the Reign of Ahaziah (ch. 1)
    • Elijah's Translation; Elisha's Inauguration (2:1-18)
    • Elisha in the Reign of Joram (2:19;8:15)
      • Elisha's initial miraculous signs (2:19-25)
      • Elisha during the campaign against Moab (ch. 3)
      • Elisha's ministry to needy ones in Israel (ch. 4)
      • Elisha heals Naaman (ch. 5)
      • Elisha's deliverance of one of the prophets (6:1-7)
      • Elisha's deliverance of Joram from Aramean raiders (6:8-23)
      • Aramean siege of Samaria lifted, as Elisha prophesied (6:24;7:20)
      • The Shunammite's land restored (8:1-6)
      • Elisha prophesies Hazael's oppression of Israel (8:7-15)
  • Israel and Judah from Joram/Jehoram to the Exile of Israel (8:16;17:41)
    • Jehoram of Judah (8:16-24)
    • Ahaziah of Judah (8:25-29)
    • Jehu's Revolt and Reign (chs. 9-10)
      • Elisha orders Jehu's anointing (9:1-13)
      • Jehu's assassination of Joram and Ahaziah (9:14-29)
      • Jehu's execution of Jezebel (9:30-37)
      • Jehu's slaughter of Ahab's family (10:1-17)
      • Jehu's eradication of Baal worship (10:18-36)
    • Athaliah and Joash of Judah; Repair of the Temple (chs. 11-12)
    • Jehoahaz of Israel (13:1-9)
    • Jehoash of Israel; Elisha's Last Prophecy (13:10-25)
    • Amaziah of Judah (14:1-22)
    • Jeroboam II of Israel (14:23-29)
    • Azariah of Judah (15:1-7)
    • Zechariah of Israel (15:8-12)
    • Shallum of Israel (15:13-16)
    • Menahem of Israel (15:17-22)
    • Pekahiah of Israel (15:23-26)
    • Pekah of Israel (15:27-31)
    • Jotham of Judah (15:32-38)
    • Ahaz of Judah (ch. 16)
    • Hoshea of Israel (17:1-6)
    • Exile of Israel; Resettlement of the Land (17:7-41)
  • Judah from Hezekiah to the Babylonian Exile (chs. 18-25)
    • Hezekiah (chs. 18-20)
      • Hezekiah's good reign (18:1-8)
      • The Assyrian threat and deliverance (18:9;19:37)
      • Hezekiah's illness and alliance with Babylon (ch. 20)
    • Manasseh (21:1-18)
    • Amon (21:19-26)
    • Josiah (22:1;23:30)
      • Repair of the temple; discovery of the Book of the Law (ch. 22)
      • Renewal of the covenant; end of Josiah's reign (23:1-30)
    • Jehoahaz Exiled to Egypt (23:31-35)
    • Jehoiakim: First Babylonian Deportation (23:36;24:7)
    • Jehoiachin: Second Babylonian Deportation (24:8-17)
    • Zedekiah: Third Babylonian Deportation (24:18;25:21)
    • Removal of the Remnant to Egypt (25:22-26)
    • Elevation of Jehoiachin in Babylon (25:27-30)

From the NIV Study Bible, Introductions to the Books of the Bible, 2 Kings
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