2 Kings 13:1-13

Jehoahaz, King of Israel


1. Who was Jehoahaz's father?


2. Who was Jehoahaz's predecessor on the throne?


3. Who was Jehoahaz's son?


4. Who was Jehoahaz's successor on the throne?


5. What accounts for the peaceful transition of the throne from father to son , to grandson during this period? (see 2 Kings 10:30)


6. In what year of the reign of Joash, King of Judah, did Jehoahaz begin to reign in Israel?


7. What kind of king was Jehoahaz?



2 Kings 13:10-14:22, 2 Chronicles 25

Jehoash (Joash), King of Israel, and Amaziah, King of Judah


1. Joash, King of Judah, was the son of whom?


2. Joash, son of Jehoahaz, was the King of ___________________________.


3. Amaziah was a King of __________________________.


4. How many times did Joash, King of Israel, strike the ground?


5. When Moabites were seen coming, some Israelites who were burying a dead man hurriedly cast the body into whose grave?


6. What became of the dead man?


7. Why did Amaziah kill his servants?


8. Who said "What shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel"?


9. Amaziah was victorious in battle against what country?


10. What sin did Amaziah commit after his defeat of this country?


11. Who used the thorn bush as a parable?


12. This parable was used in response to Amaziah's challenge to do what?


13. Which king captured which: Did Joash capture Amaziah or did Amaziah capture Joash?


14. Who took the gold out of the temple in Jerusalem?


15. Why was Joash, King of Israel, victorious over Amaziah, King of Judah? (2 Chronicles 25:30)


16. Why was Amaziah killed? (2 Chronicles 25:27)

2 Kings 14:23-17:41

The Last Kings of Israel, Their Counterparts in Judah, and the Assyrian Captivity

1. In the discusssion of the reign of Jeroboam, son of Joash, in Israel, there is mention of a prophet (2 Kings 14:25). What do you know about this prophet?

2. During the reign of Jereboam, son of Joash, in Isreal, Azariah became king in Judah. By what name is he known in 2 Chronicles?

3. Did he start out doing right?

4. What shortcoming among is mentioned as characterizing the people during his reign? Compare 1 Kings 15:14, 22:43.

5. 2 Kings 15:5 tells us the Lord struck him so that he was a leper. 2 Chronicles 26:16ff tells us what led to this. Explain.

6. Who was the last of the descendents of Jehu to reign?

7. Tell how the reigns of Shallum, Menahem, Pekah, and Pekahiah came to an end.

8. During this time, Jotham son of whom reigned in Judah?

9. Jotham was succeeded by Ahaz. What kind of man was Ahaz? (2 Chron. 28:1-4, 2 Kings 16:1-4)

10. Identify the various enemies that troubled Ahaz. (2 Chron. 28:5-6, 2 Ki. 16:5, 2 Chron. 28:17-18.

11. On whom did Ahaz rely for help? 2 Chron. 28:16, 2 Ki. 16:7-9

        "A few years later Pekah of Israel joined Rezin of Damascus in an alliance against Assyria. They moved against Ahaz of Judah in an attempt to force Judah into an anti-Assyrian alliance (II Kings 16:5-9). Ahaz turned to Tiglath-pileser for help, with disastrous results for the whole of western Asia....Rebellious Israel was attacked.

        "Damascus fared even worse than Israel. In 732 B.C. Tiglath pileser entered Damascus, executed Rezin its king, ravaged the city, and deported a large portion of its population. Then Tiglath-pileser organized the territory of the former state of Damascus into four Assyrian provinces. While his predecessors had been content to take tribute from conquered peoples, Tiglath-pileser adopted the policy of incorporating them into his empire. Among those who hastened to Damascus to pay tribute to Tiglath-pileser we meet the name Iauhazi of Judah, i.e. Jehoahaz, the fuller form of the Biblical name Ahaz." (Charles F.Pfeiffer, Old Testatment History, pp. 334f)

12. Through Isaiah, God assured Ahaz that both Pekah and Rezin would be brought down, and that Ephraim would fall. What happened to Israel during Pekah's reign? (2 Kings 15:29)

13. Ephraim came to be representative of Israel (cf. Is. 9:9, Ezek. 37:16ff). How soon would Israel no longer be a people? (Is. 7:8).

14. In history, when did Samaria fall?

Regarding the prophecy of Is. 7:8, consider the following:

            "It would seem that at least three events were to be included. In the first place there is the invasion of Tiglath-pileser, which took place at about this time (2 Kings 15:29; 16:9). Secondly, the conquest of Samaria itself and the consequent deportation of the ten tribes (21 Kings 17:6). Even after this event, however, the nation Israel was yet regarded as standing. During the reign of Manasseh another race was introduced by Esar-haddon (2 Kings 17:24; Ezra 4:2; 2 Chron. 33:11). From the Bible itself it would seem to be impossible to determine precisely the year in which the deportation of Manasseh occurred.According to Esar-haddon's own inscription (681-669), however, Manasseh was listed as one of the kings of the Hittite country who were in vassalage to him. If the present prediction were uttered in 734, as is probably the case, and Manasseh were carried away captive in 669, the 18th year of Manasseh's sole rule, and the 27th year if the years of co-regency with Ahaz be counted, we have exactly sixty-five years....

            "On the other hand, it may be that Isaiah is simply employing a round number, tand merely intends to say that by about 670 B.C. the nation Israel would cease to exist as a separate people. If that be the case, the difficulty practically vanishes." (Edward J. Young, The Book of Isaiah, vol. I, pp. 275f)

15. What did the Lord offer Ahaz? (Is. 7:10-11, cf. Is. 38:5-8, Gen. 15:7-21, Judges 6:16-22, 36-40)

16. What was Ahaz's response to this offer?

17. What well known prophecy was made on this occasion? (Is. 7:14)
(For further study of this prophecy, see Jesus in the OT , Lesson 1)

18. Who was the last king in the northern kingdom of Israel?

19.Who became king in Judea in the third year of the last king of Israel? (2 Kings 18:1)

20. How many years did Hoshea reign? (2 Kings 17:1)

21. Shalmanesar was king of what?

22. He beseiged what city for three years?

23. In 2 Kings 17:7-23, there is a summary of the reasons for which God allowed Israel to be conquered and carried away. Summarize the summary!

24. Where did Shalmanesar settle the people of Israel whom he took captive? (2 Kings 17:6)

25. Shalmanesar brought other people in to populate the land that had belonged to the northern Kingdom. From where did he bring these people?

26. Why did the king of Assyria tell them to get one of the priests from Israel to live among them?

27. Explain why 2 Kings 17:32 says "they also feared the LORD" but vs. 34 says "they do not fear the LORD."