Category Archives: II Kings

Jamie Duguid on Elisha and the She-Bears (II Kings 2)

Yesterday, Derek Rishmawy posted some comments about the troubling story in II Kings 2 about God sending she-bears to maul young people who were mocking the prophet Elisha.  Jamie Duguid left an informative comment under Derek’s post about that story, … Continue reading

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Jesus and Elisha Disregard the Firstfruits Law? Esther Violates the Passover?

In my latest reading of John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened, Lee Harmon makes an interesting point about the story of Jesus multiplying the loaves and the fishes in John 6.  According to Lee, Jesus and the people were eating … Continue reading

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Assyria, Babylon, Whoever!

On page 131 of Messianism Within the Scriptural Scrolls of Isaiah, Randall Heskett states the following: “[Isaiah] 11:11-16 reflects the exact style and order of the fifth century oracle in 62:10-12.  The way in which the editors have linked these … Continue reading

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II Kings 25; Almost Done with Randall’s Book

1.  Today was a Sabbath, namely, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, and so I did a weekly quiet time.  I studied II Kings 25, which is the last chapter of the book.  I like how it ends … Continue reading

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Finishing Blocher; Price-Controls; II Kings 24

1.  I finished Henri Blocher’s In the Beginning just now.  In his appendix, he discusses the creationist/evolutionist debate, presenting each side in a fair manner (in my opinion).  He finds the young-earth, anti-evolution creationist arguments to be wanting, contending that … Continue reading

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Drawing Yom Kippur to a Close…

The Day of Atonement is drawing to a close.  This year, I’ve drawn lessons on it from a variety of sources: my weekly quiet time on II Kings 24, Harold Kushner’s Who Needs God?, Miroslav Volf’s Against the Tide, Henri … Continue reading

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II Kings 23 and 9/11

For my weekly quiet time today, I studied II Kings 23.  King Josiah of Judah is inaugurating reforms in response to the Book of the Law that was discovered in the temple.  He cleanses Judah and even Northern Israel of … Continue reading

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Light in Judah; Historical Polemic?; Inefficient Employment

I feel like I’m getting a cold, so my points today will be brief. 1.  Today is a Sabbath, the Feast of Trumpets, so I did a chapter from my weekly quiet time.  I studied II Kings 22, which is … Continue reading

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Terse, Not-So-Spiritual Rants

I’m a little tired right now, probably because I got up late and thus finished my weekly quiet time and my readings later than usual.  So my comments will be terse. 1.  For my weekly quiet time, I studied II … Continue reading

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II Kings 20

For my weekly quiet time this week, I studied II Kings 20. King Hezekiah of Judah is sick, and Isaiah the prophet tells him that he’s about to die.  Hezekiah then prays to live, appealing to the perfection of his … Continue reading

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