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Episode: “Judah’s Joash and Uzziah”
Young leaders need wisdom and guidance from advisers who are tethered to God’s Word. As time went by, King Joash’s zeal for the Lord faded as he became prideful. King Uzziah was a young man when he ascended the throne, but he became so obsessed with power, the Lord smote him with leprosy.
Series: “Kings and Kingdoms”
Dr. Jeffrey Seif teaches from the Books of 1 and 2 Kings. He examines the rulers of ancient Israel and Judah, who reveal lessons in Godly leadership. David and Kirsten Hart discuss their applications for today. Throughout this eight-part series, we hear Israeli perspectives on the kings, and Sarah Liberman teaches Hebrew words for worship.

Caption transcript for Kings and Kingdoms: “Judah’s Joash and Uzziah” (5/8)

  • 00:02 David Hart: Welcome to "Our Jewish Roots," with
  • 00:04 insightful Bible teaching from Israel by Dr. Jeffery Seif.
  • 00:07 This week, a mutiny in the palace leads to the king of
  • 00:10 Israel, who was the worst of the worst,
  • 00:13 coming up on "Kings and Kingdoms."
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  • 01:07 David: We are so glad you've
  • 01:08 joined us today, I am David Hart.
  • 01:09 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 01:11 Dr. Jeffrey Seif: I am Jeffrey Seif, and what do you think
  • 01:15 of my royal bling here?
  • 01:19 You know, people came to power in antiquity and they
  • 01:21 were decked out, yes?
  • 01:23 Kirsten: They were, fancy stuff.
  • 01:25 But here's the thing, we're talking about southern
  • 01:26 kingdom today, and we're starting out with a
  • 01:28 king that was seven years old.
  • 01:31 I mean, that's probably taller than he was.
  • 01:34 He was just a little one.
  • 01:35 Jeffrey: For him, this bling didn't mean a thing, you know.
  • 01:38 He was too young, but he grew into something,
  • 01:41 and did he grow into the right thing?
  • 01:43 Kirsten: I'm excited to hear about our southern kingdom
  • 01:45 kings today on the program.
  • 01:48 David: Right now, we take you to Jerusalem
  • 01:49 for Dr. Seif's teaching, let's go there now.
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  • 02:09 Jeffrey: His name was Jehoash, from the
  • 02:12 Hebrew "ash," meaning fire.
  • 02:15 The name means fire of God.
  • 02:18 He started off as a little spark that almost was extinguished.
  • 02:24 He grew into a beautiful fire; but eventually,
  • 02:30 he was extinguished and came to an inglorious end.
  • 02:36 With all the power that he had, surrounded by ramparts,
  • 02:41 castle, and wall, like right here in Jerusalem,
  • 02:45 it couldn't save him.
  • 02:47 Actually, his story began as a very young child when a woman in
  • 02:53 the Bible was hellbent on destroying the royal seed.
  • 02:58 In 2 Kings chapter 11, the story beings to unfold.
  • 03:02 This child, however, was stealthily smuggled
  • 03:06 away from the carnage.
  • 03:08 The rest of his family was decimated,
  • 03:11 but he survived, and eventually, under the tutelage of a priest,
  • 03:17 under a priest's guidance, who himself facilitated something of
  • 03:21 a coup to bring him to power, this young boy comes of age,
  • 03:27 he comes into his own, and becomes something of a faithful
  • 03:32 king in Jerusalem for a season.
  • 03:38 I don't wanna overstate his faithfulness,
  • 03:40 however, because he came to a tragic end.
  • 03:45 I'd like you to look in your Bible,
  • 03:47 please, in 2 Kings chapter 11, and I'll read it in mine.
  • 03:52 [Speaking in Hebrew]
  • 03:58 And made a covenant, Jehoiada, Jehoiada who was
  • 04:04 the priest who superintended this king, Jehoash.
  • 04:09 He made a covenant.
  • 04:12 [Speaking in Hebrew]
  • 04:16 Between the Lord, between the king,
  • 04:19 and between the people.
  • 04:21 [Speaking in Hebrew]
  • 04:25 That they should be the Lord's people.
  • 04:27 Now, this is good.
  • 04:29 We're seeing here there is someone who comes to power,
  • 04:33 and his power is galvanized with a prophetic seal,
  • 04:39 with some divine intentionality of faithfulness to the covenant.
  • 04:44 So, I like to see that.
  • 04:45 When people come to power in any culture,
  • 04:49 I like to see individuals who are tethered
  • 04:51 to Judeo-Christian literature.
  • 04:55 That there not minded just to parent these things in order to
  • 04:58 galvanize votes from evangelicals,
  • 05:00 but people who actually appreciate and live by them.
  • 05:04 Well, so far, so good.
  • 05:06 That this covenant was made between the Lord,
  • 05:09 the king, and the people, that they should
  • 05:10 be the Lord's people.
  • 05:13 [Speaking in Hebrew]
  • 05:16 It was made between the king and the people as well.
  • 05:21 And then, that's verse 17 and verse 18.
  • 05:23 I don't wanna snow job with a lot of Hebrew,
  • 05:26 but, you know, we're all about our Hebrew roots,
  • 05:28 you know, and there it is.
  • 05:30 That all the people of the land then went to the house of Baal.
  • 05:34 That is, in the wake of making an executive decision and in a
  • 05:38 commitment to the Lord, we're told
  • 05:42 [Speaking in Hebrew]
  • 05:46 All the people of the land then went to the house of the pagans.
  • 05:52 [Speaking in Hebrew]
  • 05:55 And broke down the altars.
  • 05:58 What I want you to see here is a paradigm shift.
  • 06:03 What happens is, through sloth, indolence,
  • 06:08 indifference, faithlessness, sin grows up in a culture.
  • 06:12 But what happens here, someone comes into his own,
  • 06:16 and is guided by someone with biblical values and vision,
  • 06:20 and there is a covenant commitment that brings the
  • 06:24 people, the Lord, and the leadership together in a
  • 06:30 commitment to the Lord, subsequent to which they start
  • 06:34 undoing the things around them that had grown
  • 06:36 up that were problematic.
  • 06:39 Listen, I can live with this.
  • 06:41 I like that, would that I would see it
  • 06:44 more and more in our culture.
  • 06:45 That is to say people come to power with Biblical vision,
  • 06:49 and there's some kind of commitment to inculcate that
  • 06:52 vision into the broader culture.
  • 06:55 To my way of thinking in my own culture,
  • 06:58 there are many things that are bombastic,
  • 07:00 the slaughter of the innocents being one of them.
  • 07:03 That's been perennial, it's been going door la door from
  • 07:05 generation to generation.
  • 07:07 It seems that we're killing the unborn,
  • 07:09 it seems we're doing a lot of wrong things that are offensive
  • 07:13 to biblical vision, to my way of thinking.
  • 07:16 Things grow up in culture for one reason or another that are
  • 07:20 antithetical to the virtues that were constitutive in the
  • 07:24 founding of the culture.
  • 07:26 Well, it not only happens today, it happened
  • 07:28 yesterday, thus the text.
  • 07:31 And so, we're at a place in the book where there's a commitment
  • 07:34 that's made, and then there is this momentum to eradicate
  • 07:38 that which was problematic.
  • 07:39 I like to see that.
  • 07:41 But speaking of problematic, something happened in the wake
  • 07:45 of that that was really troublesome, and that is
  • 07:48 here there's a king, the fire of God, he burns out.
  • 07:53 He's riding a wave of popularity, of enthusiasm.
  • 07:57 The word "enthusiasm" in Greek, "entheos," means in God.
  • 08:01 You know, he's definitely working within that world,
  • 08:03 but he gets too full of himself, and I've seen this happen on
  • 08:08 more than one occasion.
  • 08:10 I remember when I began the journey as a college teacher.
  • 08:15 My mentor, when I began the journey at the Moody Bible
  • 08:19 Institute in Chicago, was a Jewish believer,
  • 08:22 Louis Goldberg, Dr. Goldberg was a Jewish Studies professor,
  • 08:26 and, you know, I studied under him.
  • 08:28 And I moved to Dallas, I wind up becoming a professor myself of
  • 08:31 Jewish Studies, and Dr. Goldberg said,
  • 08:33 "Jeff, it's not how you start a race that matters,
  • 08:37 it's how you finish it."
  • 08:39 And 30 years into the game, and that's how long I've been
  • 08:42 teaching, among other things, I get his point.
  • 08:45 We wanna have a good finish.
  • 08:47 This one didn't, he got intoxicated
  • 08:50 by himself, full of himself.
  • 08:51 The prophet who guided him, he winds up slaying his son because
  • 08:56 his son criticized him.
  • 08:58 This king wants to be the object of worship
  • 09:00 instead of worshiping God.
  • 09:02 He's going to come to an inglorious end.
  • 09:04 In fact, he's gonna be murdered, tragic.
  • 09:09 There's a story here about someone who started
  • 09:10 good enough but ended bad.
  • 09:14 There's lessons in the Bible, and when I think of kings and
  • 09:17 kingdoms, and that is the object of our attention,
  • 09:21 we're throwing light at that.
  • 09:23 I want to have the right kind of kings that live by the right
  • 09:25 kind of values, thinking it bodes better for the kingdoms,
  • 09:29 wherein they exercise influence,
  • 09:31 not just yesterday, but today.
  • 09:34 When you have opportunity to vote for someone,
  • 09:36 whether it's a local election or a national one,
  • 09:38 look for those who live their lives in accordance with
  • 09:43 biblical faith, value, and vision.
  • 09:53 Jeffrey: According to the Greeks, it was the beauty
  • 09:56 of one princess, Helen of Troy, that
  • 09:59 launched a thousand ships.
  • 10:03 And according to the Hebrew Bible, it was the perfidy,
  • 10:07 that is the faithlessness of one king that launched one prophet,
  • 10:14 arguably the most famous prophet in the Hebrew Bible.
  • 10:19 And what interests me is that the author of Kings doesn't
  • 10:24 want to talk about it.
  • 10:28 It's a scandal.
  • 10:30 It's an outrage.
  • 10:31 It's an upset.
  • 10:33 It's the unexpected for Uzziah, arguably was one of the greats.
  • 10:40 The author of Chronicles goes into great details in chapter
  • 10:43 26, but in 2 Kings 15, where we're going to alight,
  • 10:49 5 scant versus are dedicated to a telling of this man's life,
  • 10:55 his ministry, and his misery.
  • 10:58 Let me begin at Chronicles.
  • 11:00 Therein we learn about a man named Uzziah,
  • 11:04 also referred to as Azariah.
  • 11:07 He starts off as a teenager, 16 years of age,
  • 11:10 and he starts off great.
  • 11:13 The author of 2 Kings, as you'll see, says as much.
  • 11:17 The greatness is enfleshed in the Chronicles account,
  • 11:22 wherein the author there says how he built up Judea's army.
  • 11:28 It was magnificent.
  • 11:30 The author goes out of his way to say they were all according
  • 11:34 to their various battalions, they're adorned in various
  • 11:38 colors, they have the necessary accoutrements.
  • 11:42 It speaks of wealth and power and strength;
  • 11:46 and speaking of strength, therein we're told that it was
  • 11:50 this Uzziah who built up Jerusalem, the ramparts,
  • 11:54 the walls were built with fortifications, akin to
  • 11:58 where we are right now, in a wall around Jerusalem.
  • 12:02 He built up battle stations, that is,
  • 12:04 defensive fortifications.
  • 12:06 Beyond that, he expanded the realm.
  • 12:09 He had so much going for him, according
  • 12:13 to the author of Chronicles.
  • 12:14 But then, something tragic happened.
  • 12:19 Scant attention is given to it in 2 Kings chapter 15.
  • 12:24 Therein we're told, looking in verse 3,
  • 12:26 relative to this Uzziah, who's name means God is my strength,
  • 12:32 who's also called Azariah, which means God has helped.
  • 12:35 But we'll see how strength and help evaporate.
  • 12:38 We're told here in the text in verse 3
  • 12:40 [Speaking in Hebrew]
  • 12:45 "And he did that which was right," or that which was
  • 12:47 straight, not crooked, straight, "In the eyes of the Lord."
  • 12:53 It's a poetic expression for he was a Tzadik,
  • 12:56 he was a righteous man.
  • 12:57 He was just, equitable, good, God-fearing.
  • 13:01 Of so many kings, it says they did evil in the eyes of the
  • 13:04 Lord, but not this one, at least not at first.
  • 13:09 He's noted for his stellar performance in verse 3,
  • 13:13 but then, interestingly, in verse 5,
  • 13:16 and tragically, with no details given here,
  • 13:20 again, for that we go to 2 Chronicles.
  • 13:22 But with no details here, we're told
  • 13:26 [Speaking in Hebrew]
  • 13:30 "And the Lord smote the king."
  • 13:33 Indicative of a judgement, and we're told particularly
  • 13:38 [Speaking in Hebrew]
  • 13:42 and that he was a leper until the day of his death.
  • 13:47 Noted therein is a providential affliction.
  • 13:50 A sudden death would have been kinder.
  • 13:52 Leprosy is death by inches.
  • 13:55 In as much as crucifixion wasn't about killing a man,
  • 13:58 it's making a statement, don't mess with Rome.
  • 14:02 Crucifixion kills you as painfully,
  • 14:04 and it goes on as long as it was known to man at the time.
  • 14:07 Leprosy, before that, is akin to that,
  • 14:10 in that it's a slow-moving death.
  • 14:13 Why is it that the author of 2 Kings notes that he did right in
  • 14:20 the eyes of the Lord?
  • 14:22 And in the aftermath of that, with really little to no details
  • 14:25 to speak of, we're told that he incurred God's judgment with
  • 14:30 a judgement like this.
  • 14:33 The author in Chronicles tells the story,
  • 14:35 how what he did is he got full of himself.
  • 14:39 This Uzziah was very powerful, and it can
  • 14:41 be with political leaders.
  • 14:43 They start off right, their head is in the right place,
  • 14:46 the heart is in the right place, but then their full of hubris.
  • 14:49 They get so full of themselves.
  • 14:51 They think they're God's gift to planet Earth;
  • 14:54 and instead of following God, they wanna play God.
  • 14:56 And in fact, Uzziah's problem was akin to that in that
  • 15:00 political power wasn't enough, he wanted to claim for himself
  • 15:06 tasks that belonged to the priests in going into the temple
  • 15:10 and doing the various sacrifices.
  • 15:12 He wanted to be more than what he was, and the net
  • 15:15 result is that God struck him with a providential affliction.
  • 15:21 Would that people that had power,
  • 15:24 would that they learned their bounds.
  • 15:28 This becomes a problem.
  • 15:29 People get intoxicated by it.
  • 15:32 They overextend themselves.
  • 15:34 There's overreach, and there's judgment.
  • 15:38 We see it happen in biblical literature,
  • 15:40 and if you look at the story of Kings,
  • 15:43 therein the author just gives little bites,
  • 15:46 sometimes a paragraph, maybe a chapter,
  • 15:48 a few words about these various kings in Israel and Judah.
  • 15:52 Most of 'em don't even start off right.
  • 15:54 Those that do go south because they get full of themselves.
  • 15:58 Instead of following God, they wanna play God.
  • 16:00 Listen to me, it's important for us to vote in leaders that don't
  • 16:05 just have the right ideas, but they have
  • 16:07 the right kind of character.
  • 16:10 We wanna look for that, character
  • 16:12 that's tested and true.
  • 16:14 Napoleon Bonaparte said give a guy some--you know,
  • 16:17 elevate a guy, make him a corporal,
  • 16:19 give him some power, and you see what they're made out of.
  • 16:22 I like to see what people are made out of,
  • 16:24 the lives they live, how they are with their wives,
  • 16:26 how they are with their friends, how they deal with people,
  • 16:30 not just, you know, ideas, political ideas.
  • 16:32 We need to find the right kind of people.
  • 16:38 The author of Kings says as much, and would that we learn
  • 16:41 that lesson and got the right kind of people in the right kind
  • 16:44 of place, so we can have the right kind of result.
  • 16:58 male announcer: Our resource this week, the
  • 16:59 series "Kings and Kingdoms."
  • 17:01 These eight programs examine the rulers of ancient Israel and
  • 17:04 Judah, because within their stories we find lessons of Godly
  • 17:08 leadership and principles we can observe today,
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  • 17:58 Kirsten: We're a television program,
  • 18:00 I think that's obvious, but we're also a ministry that has
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  • 18:27 Right now, let's go back to Sarah Liberman.
  • 18:29 We hope you're enjoying her Hebrew lessons.
  • 18:32 King David was a praise and worshipper, it's about him
  • 18:35 today, let's go there now.
  • 18:43 Sarah Liberman: Shalom haverim, welcome back to our series
  • 18:46 "Exploring Words of Worship in Hebrew."
  • 18:48 I'm so excited as a worship leader that we get to do this
  • 18:52 together, because I know that if you take these meanings of these
  • 18:56 words in Hebrew into your own personal worship life,
  • 18:59 they will transform your relationship with God.
  • 19:02 You see, in English, we have two primary
  • 19:04 words, praise and worship.
  • 19:06 But in Hebrew, where those words are mentioned,
  • 19:09 there's so much more that comes into our expression of worship.
  • 19:13 Today's word is the word "l'zamer."
  • 19:16 Now, in modern-day Hebrew, that word can be translated as to
  • 19:20 sing; but in the Bible, it means to make music
  • 19:25 with musical instruments.
  • 19:26 Isn't that great news for us as musicians?
  • 19:29 King David had a heart after the Lord,
  • 19:32 and he would make and create all kinds of different instruments,
  • 19:37 so that God could be worshipped in song and in music.
  • 19:41 So, as we go forward in our worship services and our worship
  • 19:45 life, sometimes just making music unto the Lord,
  • 19:49 just having no words sung, but having musicians offer a
  • 19:54 offering of thanksgiving unto the Lord on their instruments is
  • 19:58 a blessing to God's heart.
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  • 21:10 Jeffrey: The Bible really is a beautiful story,
  • 21:12 and I like to punctuate Bible teaching with beautiful music.
  • 21:17 And who better than our founder, Zola Levitt,
  • 21:19 a very accomplished musician in his own right,
  • 21:22 and I'm glad you got to experience him.
  • 21:25 Now, however, we go from inspiration to desperation.
  • 21:28 The world's gone bad.
  • 21:30 We're looking at biblical literature.
  • 21:32 The good news is so good because the bad news can be so very bad.
  • 21:36 People blew it. Leaders went south.
  • 21:39 Dr. Baruch Kvasnica is gonna talk to us about that as we
  • 21:43 continue on our journey into the kings of Israel and Judah.
  • 21:48 Jeffrey: Baruch, There's an old saying,
  • 21:50 "Another one bites the dust."
  • 21:52 I hated to see this guy fall apart,
  • 21:54 but Uzziah fell hard, didn't he?
  • 21:57 Baruch Kvasnica: He really did, he did it because
  • 21:58 he took on too much.
  • 22:00 He wanted to be king, he wanted to be priest,
  • 22:03 he wanted to do it all.
  • 22:04 Jeffrey: He had a lot going for him at the start.
  • 22:06 He was very promising, but then he went south.
  • 22:09 Baruch: He really did, the key moment was when he
  • 22:12 attempts to go into the temple and bring that sacrifice
  • 22:15 himself, rather than letting the priest do it
  • 22:17 as God had ordained.
  • 22:18 Jeffrey: Yeah, you know, and it reminds me there are some
  • 22:21 people, they come to power and they do it right,
  • 22:23 but they get too addicted to it.
  • 22:25 They want more of it, and it becomes their downfall.
  • 22:28 Baruch: They're not team players,
  • 22:30 and Uzziah wasn't a team player here.
  • 22:31 He didn't allow that.
  • 22:33 In fact, God punished him greatly.
  • 22:34 He broke out with a type of leprosy, a scale disease, which
  • 22:38 is indicative that he had pride in his heart.
  • 22:41 Jeffrey: Yeah, he wanted everything,
  • 22:43 and he came to nothing, and he came to it painfully slow.
  • 22:47 I mean, he starts off with divine promise,
  • 22:50 but then he winds up with divine punishment, not good.
  • 22:54 Baruch: We have amazing archaeological evidence of
  • 22:56 Uzziah needing to build a freestanding house
  • 23:00 because of his leprosy.
  • 23:02 And that's been discovered at a place called Ramat Rachel today.
  • 23:05 Jeffery: Fascinating, because the text says that he dwelt
  • 23:07 alone, as I recall correctly.
  • 23:10 Baruch: This is because he had this scaly disease which we
  • 23:13 see linked again and again to pride.
  • 23:16 In Psalm 51, David says, "Purify me with hyssop," just like the
  • 23:24 person who has leprosy needs that purification process.
  • 23:28 And Uzziah needed that healing in his heart,
  • 23:31 which would have resulted, probably, in the healing of his
  • 23:34 skin, but it never happened.
  • 23:36 Jeffrey: The last word's yours,
  • 23:37 but it reminds me that politicians that get so full of
  • 23:41 themselves, they become diseased in a certain way,
  • 23:44 and we see it literally with this one.
  • 23:46 We only have a few seconds left, what say you?
  • 23:51 Baruch: Uzziah had outward signs of an
  • 23:53 inward reality that troubled greatly.
  • 23:56 And we hope that each person would have purity of heart,
  • 24:00 and our leaders would as well.
  • 24:01 Jeffrey: Thank you.
  • 24:05 David: We hope you're enjoying learning about kings
  • 24:07 and leadership as much as Kirsten and I are.
  • 24:09 I say enjoy, but there's a lot of tragedy with these guys.
  • 24:13 Jeffrey: Yes, when I look at the Bible, and the
  • 24:17 Bible is the great professor in the sky giving grades.
  • 24:21 Now, he's not inclined to go A, B,
  • 24:23 C, D, or F, but the scores are notated in the literature.
  • 24:29 Jehoash, you know, I kind of debated him a little bit.
  • 24:33 I'm gonna give him a C.
  • 24:35 I was going to go D, that's as good as it gets so far.
  • 24:38 And the reason is because the Bible says he did good all the
  • 24:42 days of his life, but the reason why I'm not grading him higher,
  • 24:45 and I was tempted to grade him lower,
  • 24:48 is idolatry was everywhere around him, idolatry, and he
  • 24:51 wasn't minded to get rid of it, he let it all stand.
  • 24:55 So, he develops a toleration that I find problematic.
  • 25:00 Kirsten: Now, I'm curious of what you're gonna give Uzziah.
  • 25:04 I'm very curious about this.
  • 25:05 Jeffrey: Well, I love him, but then I don't.
  • 25:07 I mean, he's one of those, he starts off with an A,
  • 25:10 he does so good.
  • 25:12 I mean, I'm really rooting for him,
  • 25:14 rooting for him, but at the end, he blows it.
  • 25:17 I've gotta give him an F.
  • 25:19 Now, I'm gonna give him an F because God gives him an F.
  • 25:22 What happens is he does so good, he's strong,
  • 25:25 he builds up the military, he builds up the boarders,
  • 25:28 he fortifies the walls, there's prosperity.
  • 25:32 But then he gets too full of himself,
  • 25:35 he takes on more than he should, he acts like a priest when he
  • 25:40 wasn't, and God judged him with an F by giving him leprosy,
  • 25:44 which is a kind of living death, so that's God's score.
  • 25:48 Kirsten: It is so tragic.
  • 25:50 We think that all the, you know, great scripts and the drama
  • 25:53 comes from Hollywood, it's right here in the Bible.
  • 25:56 I mean, he's swinging his incense, right?
  • 25:58 The priest said uh-uh-uh, you know,
  • 26:00 don't do that, and then God just starts with a little circle of
  • 26:03 leprosy, and then it spreads.
  • 26:04 I mean, it's dramatic, right there on the scene.
  • 26:08 Oh, my goodness, it is.
  • 26:10 Jeffrey: Cecil B. DeMille said, "Give me any two pages,
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  • 26:17 Jeffrey: And one of the things we do is, we try
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  • 26:21 I say that because we do dramatic vignettes,
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Episodes in this series

  1. Israel’s First Kings
  2. Kingdom Divided
  3. Israel’s Omri and Ahab
  4. Israel’s Jereboam II and Hoshea
  5. Judah’s Joash and Uzziah
  6. Judah’s Hezekiah and Manasseh
  7. Judah’s Josiah and Zedekiah
  8. Israel’s Future King

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