2 Kings Chapter 13 Discussion

  • ARAN - in Reply on 2 Kings 13
    Genesis 10:22-23

    The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

    Genesis 22:21

    Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

    Numbers 23:7

    And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. [Moab is east of Israel]

    1 Chronicles 1:17

    The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

    1 Chronicles 2:23

    And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.

    1 Chronicles 7:34

    And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.

    Matthew 1:3-4

    And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

    And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

    Luke 3:33

    Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,

    Aram also known as Aramea, was a historical region including several Aramean kingdoms covering much of the present-day Syria, southeastern Turkey, and parts of Lebanon and Iraq

    Aram, Ancient country, Middle East, southwestern Asia. It extended eastward from the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to beyond the Euphrates River.

    So the bands from Aram stopped raiding Israel's territory. Some time later, Ben-Hadad king of Aram mobilized his entire army and marched up and laid siege to Samaria.

    Today it's part of Syria Jordan Israel Lebanon.

    You'll have to Google ancient Bible Maps to see the areas described.
  • Cindy on 2 Kings 13
    The second question for 2 Kings Chapter 13, from where did Aram come? Not in verse 17, 18, nor 19 was it mentioned.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on 2 Kings 13
    1st The Bible isn't written in our translations in chronological order. I noticed significant situations like that in Daniel & Ezekiel, while studying recently. It takes really getting into the WORD in deep study to get amazing revelations of dates, related events, truly significant events & people that affected much. 2 Timothy 2:15,

    2 Kings 13:1 - 23rd year of Joash._.Jehoahaz begins reign +17 yrs, total for reign) over Israel in Samaria, 2 Kings 13:9 begins Joash son of Jehoahaz, Israel in Samaria) reign, 2 Kings 3:10 *37 th yr of (Joash, King of Judah ) so here the scripture purposeful shows 3 yrs difference in the dates. But search, math reasoning gets us there. I believe you noticed these because you're very observant & the HOLY Spirit may be teaching you.

    Joash stil reigning in 37th year,over Judah, Jehoahaz in final three years of reign, as per vrs 1., like King Solomon appointed King as son while King David is still King & alive. 2 Kings 13:10 clarifies reign with the 'eh' in name interesting names in Bible have variations due to translation like Elijah from Old to New Tstmt. However GOD is Awesome with details to clarify who, by those. I've even wondered if there were two sons of Jehoahaz, 2 Kings 13:12 clarifies fought Amaziah King of Judah (son Joash) , 2 Kings 13:13 buried with Kings of Israel (not Judah) 1611 Version has marker at beginning vrs 14. Showing significant difference in paragraph or page, translater notes to start new thought/or similar) it states He died of his sickness, stating he wouldn't survive it. He was visiting Elisha in his last days, weeping. Amazingly GOD has this account for all who doubt the Power of GOD & HIS annointing. 2 Kings 13:20-21, Note vrs 22, jumps back again. 2 Kings 12:20-21, 2 Kings 13:12, 2 Kings 12:19, 2 Kings 14:1-3,

    Hopefully these are helpful, the other details around the names help us study & really understand.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 2 Kings 13
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  • Ann on 2 Kings 13
    If Joash died in verse 13 and Elisha died in verse 14, how is Elisha talking to Joash in Verse 14 ? Can someone explain this?

    13 And Joash slept with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat upon his throne: and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.

    14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.

    15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 2 Kings 13
    Hi Eric.

    Stay with it Eric sometimes we find out answers when we are least expecting it, and often in another book of the Bible, your diligence will be rewarded.

    Have a blessed day and stay in contact.
  • Eric Lopez on 2 Kings 13
    There is time play here. Joash dies and his son Jeroboam takes his place. Then after it goes back in time when Elisha died and Joash at his bed side. Also Joash and Jehoash is the same person. This chapter was confusing to me.
  • BSP on 2 Kings 13
    Verse 21- this was proof that it was Jehovah God’s power and not Elisha’s power that performed the miracles Elisha had accomplished.
  • Owen on 2 Kings 13
    2 kings 13:21, wow!! elisha's dead bones revives a dead man's body back to life just through contact, God's power is always alive in our lives ( ephesians 3:20) all the time not only to provide solutions to our own lives when in need but also for others as well, our confession and tith/offering is a form of contact with GOD ( proverbs 18:21
  • Norma Richarrdsin on 2 Kings 13
    21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

    Elisha received a double anointing of Elijah as he was taken up by a whirlwind of chariots of fire and horses. Even at death, Elisha still had God's ano
  • Delores on 2 Kings 13
    I love scripture Kings 2 13:17. When Joash shoots the Arrows of deliverance from Syria. I recieved a vision of Arrows coming from heaven for all of Gods children. But if there was any doubt the arrow fell right from the sky. I saw some arrows floating above some people breakthrough , but God just wants us to press! Thank you Lord for your divine nature!

  • Eaglesrock on 2 Kings 13
    A different vision King Jehoash II Kings 13:14 Now Elisha had been suffering from the illness from which he died. Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him. My father, my father he cried. The chariots and horsemen of Israel. The parallel between this verse and the one in which Elijah is taken to heaven? Elisha was dying. Who goes to visit him? The king of Israel. Jehoash, whose name means disobedient. He cries over Elisha and says: My father! My Father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel, the very same expression used by Elisha when Elijah was ascending. There is a big difference between them. Jehoash wanted something from Elisha, but he didn t have the same spirit. He did not know nor imitate the attitudes and behavior of Elisha. He did not know Elisha throught, since he never followed him nor was his disciple. The only thing that Jehoash knew was that Elisha was a prophet, and when he opened his mouth the words spoken really happen.! Jehoash went to see the prophet only to rid himself from his afflictions. Israel was being defeated in war after war.
  • Ndivhuwo on 2 Kings 13
    2kings 13 v14 i am blessed, poeple they dont believe that there is power in the name of jesus , miracle happened by touching the bone of a man of god what about the hands of living man of god
    The saviour mentioned in 1 King 13:5 can be found in verse 25. The new king Jehoash repossessed every lands that the king of Syria took from them, so Israel lived in peace for a while.

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