Saturday, September 25, 2010

100923 2 Kings 3

2  Kings 3
3.2  though not like his father...  Unless this had political ramifications that are mostly unrelated to spiritual things, it is unclear to me what might have motivated Jehoram to get rid of the Baals and not the bulls that Jeroboam set up.  Normally it would seem to show some spiritual softening, but he "sill clung to the sin of Jeroboam.
3.11  poured water on the hands of Elijah...  We should probably understand this as a cultural idiom, but it seems to prompt thoughts about what their spiritual relationship was like as well.
3.27  This is an odd verse.  It doesn't seem like a very satisfying win and the phrase "there came great wrath against Israel seems odd to my 21st century western hear.

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