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2 Chronicles

Exile to Babylon

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Exile to Babylon. The people of Judah were deported to Babylon in four stages. In 605 b.c., Nebu­chad­nezzar defeated Jerusalem, carrying away treasures and some… Read More »Exile to Babylon

Passover

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Passover is a feast remembering Israel’s exodus from Egypt. It recalls their final meal in Egypt before deliverance. The most important element is the lamb… Read More »Passover

Hezekiah’s wall

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Hezekiah’s wall (32:5) was one of his many efforts to defend Jerusalem from the invading Assyrians. Archaeologists have uncovered a 650-foot (200-m)portion of this wall.

Generous givers

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Generous givers. When Hezekiah asked the people to contribute financially to his temple restoration project, they gave generously (31:5). Their response recalls the time of… Read More »Generous givers

Thistles

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Thistles (25:18) are flowering plants known for their sharp outer edges. This discourages animals from feeding on the plant. In the Bible, thistles often represent… Read More »Thistles

Athaliah

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Athaliah was the only woman to rule over Judah. She was the granddaughter of Omri and the daughter of Ahab. After seizing the throne and… Read More »Athaliah

Tarshish

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Tarshish (20:36) was a city at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea, possibly in Spain. It was famous for building ships to carry gold… Read More »Tarshish

Ramoth-gilead

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Ramoth-gilead was a commercial center and an important border town between Israel and Syria. This made it a prime target for capture. It had already… Read More »Ramoth-gilead

Co-regency

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Co-regency was the common practice of two kings ruling a country at the same time. The first king in the Bible to do this was… Read More »Co-regency

Chief prince

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The title of chief prince (11:22–23) was most likely an administrative position. Members of the royal family were sometimes appointed to such positions to help… Read More »Chief prince