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The Second Book of the
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Elisha brings a Shunammite widower's dead son back to life. By Pleshanov Pavel Fedorovich, 1854 Image Source
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Second Kings continues covering a succession of kings in Judah in the south and Israel in the north. Israel is attacked by Assyria for not paying tribute and it's people are deported to Assyria. Judah eventually falls to king Nebuchadnezzar's forces after rebelling against the king of Babylon and the people are exiled.
Second Kings is one of a series of books (along with First Kings, Joshua, Judges, First Samuel and Second Samuel) which covers the theological history of the Israelites and explains God's law under the guidance of the prophets.
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