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Land Restored, 2 Kings 8:1-6 X. The Sorry Future of Three Kings, 2 Kings 8:7-29 A. A Syrian Assassination, 8:7-15 B. Two Kings in Judah, 8:16-29 XI. A Bloody, Prophet-Propelled Revolution, 2 Kings 9:1-37 A. A Prophetic Act with Public, Violent Consequences, 9:1-13 B. Violent Enactment of the New Rule, 9:14-37 XII. The End of the Bloody Reign of Jehu, 2 Kings 10:1-36 A. Death to the House of Ahab, 10:1-11 B. Death to the Family of Ahaziah, 10:12-14 C. More Killing in Samaria, 10:15-17 D. Death to Baalism, 10:18-27 E.
Nadab for Two Years, 15:25-32 XV. Northern Upheavals, 1 Kings 15:33–16:34 A. Baasha Gone Quickly, 15:33–16:7 B. Elah Murdered after Two Years, 16:8-14 C. Zimri, Defined by Violence, 16:15-20 D. Omri the Winner, 16:21-28 E. Ahab, Son of Omri, 16:29-34 XVI. Elijah, Man of Power for Life, 1 Kings 17:1-24 A. Wilderness Beginnings, 17:1-7 B. Life for Widow and Orphan, 17:8-16 C. New Power for Life, 17:17-24 XVII. Troubler of Israel, 1 Kings 18:1-46 A. Preparation for Life and Death Struggle, 18:1-19 B.
Rembrandt van Rijn. Nathan before King David. 17th century. Pen and brush drawing. Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany. (Credit: Foto Marburg/Art Resource, NY) legitimate claim to the throne (see 1 Kgs 2:22). Indeed, his actions echo the royal pretensions of his brother Absalom (2 Sam 15:1-7): (a) he gathers for himself a showy royal entourage (1:5); (b) he engages in quite extravagant ritual activity (1:9); (c) he hosts a banquet for the royal family. These are all actions designed to evoke support for his candidacy.