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Book Overview - 2 Kings 1. The translators of the Septuagint introduced the separation into two books and this separation was made also in the Vulgate.
In the Hebrew manuscripts of the OT the division into two books first appeared in the 15th century. It was first used in a Hebrew print of the Bible by Daniel Bomberg. The two books of Kings are called the 3rd and 4th book of Kings in the Septuagint as well as the Vulgate.
The author of the two books is not mentioned. According to Jewish tradition in the Talmud the author was the prophet Jeremiah. It is remarkable to see the text of 2 Kings In various places reference is made to books, which contain more about the life of the king in question on which the writer may have based his accounts on.
Reference is made for example to the book of the Acts of Solomon 1 Kings Besides that the record of the life of Hezekiah or Isaiah 36; Isaiah 37; Isaiah 38; Isaiah 39 is to a large extent rendered in 2 Kings 18; 2 Kings 19; 2 Kings The author of the books of Kings was able to use these "references" under the guidance of the Holy Spirit while writing his godly inspired work.
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The composition of the books of Kings therefore can at the earliest have been written or concluded during the Babylonian captivity. The description of the kingdoms in Israel which was started in the books of Samuel is carried on to the Babylonian captivity.
The books of Kings tell us more about the ten tribes Israel while the second book of Chronicles tells us more about the history of the two tribes Judah. He is a type of Christ, who is the true king of peace. Together David and Solomon portray Christ in His rejection and in the following glorious reign of peace.
After the death of Solomon the kingdom of Israel is divided into two parts. In the north of Palestine arises the ten-tribe-kingdom Israel under Jeroboam and in the southern part remain the two tribes Judah and Benjamin with the capital Jerusalem Judah under the reign of Rehoboam, son of Solomon.
The history of the 19 kings each over Israel and Judah without queen Athalja is the report of the second decline of the people of God.
By introducing the kingdom under David God made a new beginning with His people but after a short time the decline started again. God repeatedly sent prophets to the people who tried to bring them back to the Lord.
Amongst the prophets Elijah, Elisha and Isaiah ought to be mentioned especially. Elijah was the prophet of judgment and eight miracles are reported of him. Elisha was the prophet of grace and 16 miracles are reported. Isaiah was the prophet of the Messiah. The expression "man of God" appears over 50 times in the books of Kings.
This is why the two books bear especially a prophetic character while the books of Chronicles have a priestly character.
Amongst the kings of Judah a few were faithful to Jehovah, especially Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah and Josiah. The revivals among the people of God led by these kings may be compared to the revivals in Christendom e. This stone dating to the time BC is probably the most ancient extra biblical written testimony for the absolute correctitude of the Old Testament accounts on historical facts.Bible knowledge unfolds divine wisdom and the true purpose of life, and costs you nothing!
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