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Divided Kingdom: Mirror Images (Ahab/Jehoshaphat)

by PastorMinton on February 8th, 2012

MIRROR IMAGES
KING JEHOSHAPHAT & KING AHAB

Texts to consider: 1 Kings 16:29-22:50
2 Chronicles 17-20

Historical Time Frame

  • Ahab reigns in Israel from 874-853 BC.

  • Jehoshaphat reigns in Judah from 870-848 BC.

  • The major prophet of this time period is Elijah.

  • Joel’s lifetime is sometimes dated towards the end of their reigns.

  • Syria is the major world power at the time under Ben-Hadad (1 Kings 15:18-20).

 Chronological Outline

  1. Early exploits (1 Kings 16:29-34; 22:41-50; 2 Chronicles 17)

  2. Elijah’s drought (1 Kings 17-18)

  3. Jezebel’s wrath (1 Kings 19)

  4. Jehoshaphat’s Reforms (2 Chronicles 19:4-11)

  5. War between Syria and Israel (1 Kings 20)

  6. Wars of Judah (2 Chronicles 20:1-30)

  7. Naboth’s Vineyard (1 Kings 21)

  8. Ahab’s Death (1 Kings 22:1-40; 2 Chronicles 18:1-19:3)

  9. Jehoshaphat’s Death (2 Chronicles 20:31-37)

Major Theological Themes

  • Reliance upon the Triune God

  • Resurrection of the Body

  • Prayer

  • Coveting

  • Religious Reformation

 

From → Thru the Bible

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