Looking back at Kings

Kings was not what I expected, after all the others. It had a way of contributing to the progression of the story without actually being a part of the story. Except that this is where Solomon has the first temple built. Most of the rest of it is a succession of the kings without a... Continue Reading →

2 Kings 21-25: Not enough

Some strides were made in the┬álast┬áset of chapters and even some here, but none are enough to reign in God's anger against the Jews. Unlike some of the other posts, this one is an example of extremes. When things go bad, they go really bad, and when they go good, it's like no one has... Continue Reading →

Reflections of 1 Kings

1 Kings was not what I expected, after all the others. It had a way of contributing to the progression of the story without actually being a part of the story. Except that this is where Solomon has the first temple built. Most of the rest of it is a succession of the kings without... Continue Reading →

1 Kings 17-22: Meet Elijah

This set of chapters covers the appearance of Elijah and goes all the way to the deaths of Jehoshaphat and Ahab. Chapter seventeen The chapter opens with the first appearance of Elijah. He tells Ahab, the king of Israel, God's words about an impending drought. The rest has him hiding near a brook and then... Continue Reading →

1 Kings 1-4 : Becoming King Solomon

The road may not have been quite as windy or harrowing as David's path to the throne, but it's not easy either. Chapter one I'm not totally sure what these guys are thinking right here in the beginning. I mean, you're cold so let's go get you a girl? I almost got upset about it... Continue Reading →

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