The Second Book of the


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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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  • And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

    – 2 Kings 2:24

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