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My Understanding of 2 Kings

The second book of Kings is a follow up to the first book of Kings. Originally this was one book. Thus most people believe that it was the same author who wrote both of these books, 1,514 more words

The celebration of Passover (2 Kings 23:21-23:23)

“The king commanded all the people. ‘Keep the Passover to Yahweh your God, as prescribed in this book of the covenant.’ No such Passover had been kept since the days of the judges who judged Israel, even during all the days of the kings of Israel or of the kings of Judah. 173 more words

Destruction of the other shrines in Samaria (2 Kings 23:19-23:20)

“Moreover, King Josiah also removed all the shrines of the high places that were in the towns of Samaria, which kings of Israel had made, provoking Yahweh to anger. 126 more words

Destruction of the altar and tombs at Bethel (2 Kings 23:15-23:18)

“Moreover the altar at Bethel, the high place erected by King Jeroboam son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin, King Josiah pulled down that altar with the high place. 284 more words

Destruction of the foreign god’s worship places (2 Kings 23:10-23:14)

“King Josiah defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the sons of Ben-hinnom, so that no one would make a son or daughter pass through fire as an offering to Molech. 361 more words

The destruction of the high places in Judah (2 Kings 23:8-23:9)

“King Josiah brought all the priests out of the towns of Judah. He defiled the high places where the priests had made offerings, from Geba to Beer-sheba. 147 more words

Religious reform of the temple, the house of Yahweh (2 Kings 23:4-23:7)

“The king commanded the high priest Hilkiah, the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the threshold, to bring out of the temple of Yahweh all the vessels made for Baal, for Asherah, and for all the host of heaven. 323 more words