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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 22

I love this story so much. I remember it from 2 Kings, and I wished then what I wish now - that it was bigger and longer and full of more details. But, alas, it is not, and we just have to use our imaginations about what happened during those years young King Joash was… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 22

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 21

Oh, the sins of the father. They’ll come back to bite ya. Remember Jehoshaphat from the last few chapters? He was a pretty good king. The Lord liked him, BUT in every chapter we’ve read about Jehoshaphat, we read that the Lord was super unhappy about Jehoshaphat’s treaty with King Ahab of Israel. One of… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 21

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 20

So, Jehoshaphat was a good king. If you read with us yesterday, you’ll know I was wondering if he’d been labeled good or evil but couldn’t find any reference in the books of Kings where we first read his history. I’m wondering now, though, after reading this lengthy tale that spanned four chapters, why isn’t… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 20

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 19

Jehoshaphat was considered a good king, as far as I can tell anyway. I looked through the Kings books but couldn’t find anything that specifically said, “Jehoshaphat did what was good in the eyes of the Lord.” He seems to have hit all the right notes in being a good king, but he never got… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 19

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 18

If this chapter sounds familiar, it’s because you read it back in 1 Kings 22. I had a look, and there is really hardly any difference between the two narratives. Ezra sums up Ahab’s death a little more rapidly than Jeremiah (?) did in 1 Kings, but really, that’s about it. Because of this chapter,… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 18

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 17

“They took copies of the Book of the Law of the Lord and traveled around through all the towns of Judah, teaching the people (v. 17).” Wow. Did this verse ever jump off the page at me today. I hope as a writer, it hit you smack in the face, too. I hope, also, that… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 17

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 16

What happened to King Asa? He seems to have lost all sight of what was right in his latter years. What makes people slide down that slippery slope? I think we’ve all experienced distance from God at times in our lives, but what makes people stay there? Lots of stuff. For King Asa, it seems… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 16

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 15

Whereas we didn’t get much of a description about Asa’s life in 1 Kings, where we first read about him, Ezra is going all out to make sure we know that he did some great things. We know from past references, too, that there were other books and journals floating around out there that contained… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 15

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 14

Ezra’s summary of King Asa and the summary of King Asa by the author of 1 Kings (possibly Jeremiah?) are vastly different. Not that they disagree. They just describe different parts of King Asa’s life. And I’m not going to lie, this particularly summary didn’t do much for me. It didn’t spark any great inspiration… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 14

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 13

I couldn’t remember much about Abijah, so I went back to 1 Kings 15 and did a recap. Turns out, Abijah was recorded as Abijam back in those days, and rather than referencing “The Commentary of Iddo the Prophet,” the historian in 1 Kings references “The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah.”… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 13