In the first year of King Jeroboam IIs rule something unique happens in Greece. Independent of our Biblical History timeline, but influencing by it later, the Greek Olympics games were first held in 776BC. In this episode, we discuss the history of the Olympic games, the Godly character demonstrated at the games and the influence of the games on the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul and his letters which later constituted most of the New Testament.
Upon the death of Joash, Amaziah becomes king in Jerusalem. He's an interesting character, really ambitious and a good organizer of men and his kingdom, but his lack of character and poor decision making turns away even the mercy of God and invites judgment and disaster for his kingship.
2 Kings 14:1-14
2 Chronicles 25
Upon the death of Jehoahaz, Jehoash becomes king in Israel. One of his first actions was to visit Elisha, who was dying from an illness. In this episode, we cover the kingship of Jehoash and Elisha's final prophecy and death.
2 Kings 13:10-20
Taking a break from our normal storyline, we discuss the inevitable threat on the horizon to Israel's existence - The Assyrian War Machine. In this episode, we discuss the Assyrian War Machine in a history talk episode.
Co-Host: Joshua Taylor
In this episode, we cover the remainder of the reign of King Joash in Judah and the reign of King Jehoahaz in Northern Israel. King Joash turned against God, while King Jehoahaz only turned to God at the end of his reign leading to a most dramatic deliverance out of the hands of Hazeal of Aram by King Adad-Nirari III of Assyria.
2 Kings 13:1-8
2 Chronicles 24:17-24
In the thirtieth year of King Joash's reign, he commanded Jehoiada to collect the funds required to repair the temple from the years of neglect and corruption at the hands of Athaliah. Jehoiada, in his nearly final act of revival, he asks of the people to pay and volunteer a temple tax to help restore the temple. The people respond with integrity and wholehearted unity displaying great revival in their hearts and revealing a spiritual truth.
2 Kings 12
2 Chronicles 24:1-16
After six years in hiding in a closet of the Temple of Jerusalem, Jehoida stages a well-orchestrated coup and restores the line of David. In this episode, we cover the unveiling of the rightful king, his restoration and the incredible symbolism at play.
2 Kings 11
2 Chronicles 23
In this episode, we discuss the famous Black Obelisk of Shalmanesor III in the London Museum. Comparing the contents of the Black Obelisk to Biblical History and what we know about Shalmanesor III, we discuss the historic accuracy of the Black Obelisk and Shalmanesor III.