Questions about the Book of Second Kings

Second Kings is the twelve book of the bible. The books of First Kings and Second Kings were originally one book together. The book of Second Kings contains the record of the fall of the Northern Kingdom, Israel in 723 B.C.; and the fall of Judah, with the destruction of Jerusalem, in 586 B.C ; Also an account of the mighty ministry of Elisha. The book of Second Kings can be divided into four parts: 1) The last ministry and Translation of Elijah, 2) The ministry of Elisha, 3) The Kings of Israel and Judah to the fall of Samaria, 4) From the accession of Hezekiah to the captivity of Judah. The author of this book is unknown. Listed below are questions on the book of II Kings. These questions can be used for Sunday school or bible study to help all young converts study the scriptures and may God bless you always.

II Kings Chapter 1

1) When Ahaziah was injured accidentally, what did he send messengers to do? (II Kings 1:2)

2) With what message did God send Elijah to intercept the king’s messengers? (II Kings 1:3-4)

3) What did the messengers do after speaking with Elijah in these verses? (II Kings 1:5-6)

4) How did the messengers describe for the king the man they had met? (II Kings 1:7-8)

5) What did Ahaziah know immediately when he heard the description of the man who sent him the message? (II Kings 1:8)

6) What order from the king was delivered by a captain and fifty men? (II Kings 1:9)

7) What was Elijah’s dramatic answer to the captain who came to capture him? (II Kings 1:10)

8) What happened to the second captain and his men in these verses of this book? (II Kings 1:11-12)

9) With what attitude did the third captain approach Elijah in these verses? (II Kings 1:13-14)

10) How did God instruct Elijah to react to the third captain who came to get him? (II Kings 1:15)

11) What message did Elijah personally deliver to the king in verse sixteen? (II Kings 1:16)

12) What became of Ahaziah, king of Israel in verse seven of this book? (II Kings 1:17)

II Kings Chapter 2

1) Although Elijah and Elisha were in the habit of traveling together, why did Elijah try to go to Bethel on his own? (II Kings 2:1-2)

2) What was Elisha’s reply to Elijah’s suggestion that he stay behind? (II Kings 2:2)

3) What did the prophets at Bethel want to make sure that Elisha knew? (II Kings 2:3)

4) What was Elisha’s reply to the prophets who told him his master would be taken that very day? (II Kings 2:3)

5) What journey did Elijah propose to take alone but could not because Elisha would not leave him? (II Kings 2:4)

6) How did the prophets at Jericho greet Elisha in verse five of this book? (II Kings 2:5)

7) Where did Elijah and Elisha go in verse six? (II Kings 2:6)

8) What remarkable event was witnessed by fifty prophets at the Jordan River? (II Kings 2:7-8)

9) What was Elijah’s question for Elisha when they were alone? (II Kings 2:9)

10) What did Elisha want to inherit from Elijah? (II Kings 2:9)

11) On what condition did Elijah say Elisha’s prayer would be granted? (II Kings 2:10)

12) What amazing event did Elisha witness in these verses of this book? (II Kings 2:11-12)

13) What was Elisha’s first test of whether Elijah’s power had come upon him? (II Kings 2:13-15)

14) What did Elisha know about whether Elijah could ever be found on this earth? (II Kings 2:16-18)

15) What problem did the city elders bring to Elisha in these verses? (II Kings 2:19-22)

16) What befell some youngsters who taunted Elisha? (II Kings 2:23-25)

II Kings Chapter 3

1) What sins of previous kings did Joram discontinue and which did he embrace in these verses? (II Kings 3:1-3)

2) What tribute did the king of Israel require of the king of Moab in verse four? (II Kings 3:4)

3) Why did Joram need to amass an army against Moab? (II Kings 3:5)

4) Who did Joram secure as an ally against Moab in these verses of this book? (II Kings 3:6-7)

5) What problem did the three armies encounter after they had been in the desert for seven days? (II Kings 3:8-9)

6) What part did the king of Israel assume God was playing in his army’s predicament? (II Kings 3:10)

7) What did Jehoshaphat want to do before he jumped to conclusions about God’s will? (II Kings 3:11-12)

8) What sort of greeting did Elisha have for the king of Israel in verse thirteen? (II Kings 3:13)

9) What assumption had driven Joram to seek out Elisha? (II Kings 3:13)

10) Why did Elisha agree to tell the three kings what God had to say? (II Kings 3:14)

11) What message did Elisha deliver, accompanied by a harpist? (II Kings 3:15-19)

12) When was Elisha’s prediction proven to be true in verse twenty? (II Kings 3:20)

13) How had the Moabites responded to the armies gathering against them? (II Kings 3:21)

14) What did the Moabites incorrectly presume about the redness on the valley floor? (II Kings 3:22-23)

15) How badly did the battle turn against Moab in these verses of this book? (II Kings 3:24-25)

16) At the siege of what city did the king of Moab offer a staggering sacrifice? (II Kings 3:27)

17) How did the momentum of the battle change after the king of Moab sacrificed his son? (II Kings 3:27)

II Kings Chapter 4

1) What was the predicament of the widow of one of the prophets in verse one? (II Kings 4:1)

2) How did Elisha make use of what little the widow had to provide for her by faith? (II Kings 4:2-6)

3) When did the oil stop flowing for the widow and her sons in verse six of this book? (II Kings 4:6)

4) How did the miracle of the oil take care of the widow’s financial difficulties? (II Kings 4:7)

5) What do we know about the woman who extended hospitality to Elisha? (II Kings 4:8-10)

6) What did the woman request when Elisha offered to reward her? (II Kings 4:11-13)

7) How did Elisha learn of a need the Shunammite woman had but did not verbalize? (II Kings 4:14)

8) What promise did Elisha make to the Shunammite woman in these verses? (II Kings 4:15-16)

9) What calamity befell the family in Shunem after several years? (II Kings 4:17-20)

10) What action did the woman take after her son died in these verses? (II Kings 4:21-25)

11) What did the woman tell Gehazi about her predicament in verse twenty-six? (II Kings 4:26)

12) How did the woman tell Elisha about her problem in these verses of this book? (II Kings 4:27-28)

13) How did the Shunammite woman insist that Elisha do what in these verses? (II Kings 4:27-30)

14) How did Elisha propose to meet the woman’s need in verse twenty-nine? (II Kings 4:29)

15) What different measures were taken before life returned to the widow’s dead son? (II Kings 4:31-35)

16) What was the Shunammite woman’s response to the return of her son? (II Kings 4:36-37)

17) How did Elisha reverse an inadvertent but deadly mistake for a group of prophets? (II Kings 4:38-41)

18) What resources were at Elisha’s disposal when he fed a hundred men in these verses? (II Kings 4:42-44)

II Kings Chapter 5

1) What made Naaman a “great man” in Aram of verse one of this book? (II Kings 5:1)

2) How was God involved with the fortunes of the pagan nation of Aram in verse one? (II Kings 5:1)

3) How did Naaman learn about the healing powers of the prophet of God in these verses? (II Kings 5:2-3)

4) When the king of Aram approved Namaan’s expedition, to whom did he send the commander? (II Kings 5:4-6)

5) How did the king of Israel react when he received the letter from the king of Aram? (II Kings 5:7)

6) What message did Elisha send to the king when he heard of the letter and the king’s reaction? (II Kings 5:8)

7) What promise did Elisha make to Naaman in these verses of this book? (II KINGS 5:9-10)

8) What was Naaman’s reaction to the instructions to wash in the Jordan? (II Kings 5:11-12)

9) How did Naaman’s servants reason with him to help him overcome his pride? (II Kings 5:13)

10) What happened when Naaman obeyed Elisha’s instructions in verse fourteen? (II kings 5:14)

11) How had Naaman changed internally by the time he went back to Elisha? (II Kings 5:15)

12) What did Naaman offer to Elisha out of gratitude in verse fifteen? (II Kings 5:15)

13) How did Elisha respond to the offer of gifts in verse sixteen of this book? (II Kings 5:16)

14) How did Naaman propose to live as a believer in the Lord God in a pagan land? (II Kings 5:17-18)

15) What terms did Naaman and Elisha part on in verse nineteen of this book? (II Kings 5:19)

16) What bothered Gehazi about the way Elisha had treated Naaman? (II Kings 5:20)

17) What did Gehazi try to do, without Elisha’s knowledge, to enrich him self? (II Kings 5:21-24)

18) How did Elisha find out about what his servant had done in verse twenty-five? (II Kings 5:25)

19) What was Gehazi’s punishment for being deceitful and greedy in these verses? (II Kings 5:26-27)

II Kings Chapter 6

1) Why did the prophets want to build a new community living and meeting space? (II Kings 6:1-2)

2) What hesitations, if any, did Elisha have about the proposed building project? (II Kings 6:2)

3) What did the prophets want from Elisha in verse three of this book? (II Kings 6:3)

4) What building material was chosen by the prophets in verse four of this book? (II Kings 6:4)

5) What accident befell upon one of the workers in verse five of this book? (II Kings 6:5)

6) Why was the worker especially distressed about the loss of an axhead? (II Kings 6:5)

7) From what material was the axhead made that was used to cut down trees? (II Kings 6:5)

8) To whom did the younger prophet turn when he found himself in a predicament? (II Kings 6:5)

9) What question did Elisha ask the prophet who had lost the axhead in verse six? (II Kings 6:6)

10) What strange action did Elisha take at the place where the axhead dropped? (II Kings 6:6)

11) What miraculous occurrence followed when Elisha threw the stick in the river? (II Kings 6:6)

12) What command did Elisha issue when the axhead floated up in verse seven? (II Kings 6:7)

13) How did the potentially disastrous incident of the lost axhead end? (II Kings 6:7)

14) What was the size and origins of the army besieging Samaria in verse twenty-four? (II Kings 6:24)

15) What were the living conditions and prices of goods for the people trapped inside the city of Samaria? (II Kings 6:25)

16) Who called out to the king of Israel as he was walking along the wall in verse twenty-six? (II Kings 6:26)

17) How did the king express his sense of helplessness in the current conditions? (II Kings 6:27)

18) What awful grievance did the woman detail for the king in these verses? (II Kings 6:28-29)

19) What was the king’s reaction to the woman’s story in verse thirty of this book? (II Kings 6:30)

20) What action symbolic of mourning and repentance did the people see the king had already taken? (II Kings 6:30)

21) Who did the king of Israel hold accountable for the suffering in Israel in this verse? (II Kings 6:31)

22) What did Elisha predict to the elders assembled with him before it ever occurred? (II Kings 6:32)

23) What was the king of Israel ready to do in his desperation in this verse? (II Kings 6:33)

II Kings Chapter 7

1) What did Elisha prophesy about the suffering in Samaria? (II Kings 7:1)

2) How did Elisha use the values of foodstuffs to illustrate the promised abundance from God? (II Kings 7:1)

3) Who heard Elisha’s prophecy and found it incredible? (II Kings 7:2)

4) What did Elisha predict would happen to the doubter? (II Kings 7:2)

5) What decision did the four lepers make out of desperation in these verses? (II Kings 7:3-4)

6) What did the lepers find when they entered the Syrian’s camp? (II Kings 7:5)

7) Why had the Syrians army panicked and fled? (II Kings 7:6-7)

8) What did the lepers do when they found all of the abandoned provisions? (II Kings 7:8)

9) What did the lepers realize was wrong about their behavior? (II Kings 7:9)

10) How did the news of the abandoned enemy camp reach the king? (II Kings 7:10-11)

11) What was the king of Israel’s theory about the startling turn of events? (II Kings 7:12)

12) How did one of the officers propose to find out the truth? (II Kings 7:13)

13) What did the messengers find when they went as far as the Jordan? (II Kings 7:14-15)

14) How abundant was the provision for Israel from the abandoned enemy camp? (II Kings 7:16)

15) Whom did the king put in charge of the gate when news of the plunder reached the city? (II Kings 7:17)

16) How did the manner of his death bear out the prophecy Elisha had spoken against the officer? (II Kings 7:17-20)

II Kings Chapter 8

1) What was Elisha’s relationship to the woman whom he warned about the famine? (II Kings 8:1)

2) What was the prophet’s instruction for surviving the famine? (II Kings 8:1)

3) How did the woman respond to Elisha’s warning in verse two of this book? (II Kings 8:2)

4) Why did the Shunammite woman return to Israel after seven years? (II Kings 8:3)

5) What did the woman need in order to resume her life in her homeland? (II Kings 8:3)

6) To whom did the king happen to be talking when the woman came to him to plead her cause? (II Kings 8:4)

7) What was the subject of the king’s conversation with Gehazi? (II Kings 8:4-5)

8) What specific story had Gehazi chosen to tell the king in verse five of this book? (II Kings 8:5)

9) What was noteworthy about the timing of the woman’s arrival in verse five? (II Kings 8:5)

10) What did the king want to discuss after being introduced to the Shunammite woman? (II Kings 8:6)

11) How did the king deal with the woman’s request to have her house and land restored? (II Kings 8:6)

12) Where had Elisha journeyed from in this verse seven? (II Kings 8:7)

13) What did the king of Aram want to know about his future? (II Kings 8:8)

14) In what different ways did the king of Aram show respect for God and His prophet? (II Kings 8:8-9)

15) Who did the king send to inquire of Elisha in these verses of this book? (II Kings 8:8-9)

16) What was the discrepancy between Elisha’s answer to the king and what he knew would actually happen? (II Kings 8:10)

17) After Elisha had revealed his insights to Hazael, what did he do? (II Kings 8:10-11)

18) What was Hazael’s reaction to Elisha’s stare in verse eleven? (II Kings 8:11)

19) How did Elisha explain his weeping to Hazael in verse twelve? (II Kings 8:12)

20) What awful deeds did Elisha predict for Hazael in verse twelve? (II Kings 8:12)

21) What seems insincere about Hazael’s reaction to Elisha’s prophecy? (II Kings 8:13)

22) What specific turn of historical events had God revealed to Elisha? (II Kings 8:13)

23) What answer did Hazael report back to the king in verse fourteen? (II Kings 8:14)

24) What did Hazael do in fulfillment of Elisha’s prophecy in verse fifteen? (II Kings 8:15)

25) Who was king of Israel when Jehoram succeeded his father, Jehoshaphat, in Judah? (II Kings 8:16)

26) How long did Jehoram’s reign last in verse seventeen of this book? (II Kings 8:17)

27) Why was Jehoram’s reign similar to that of the kings of Israel? (II Kings 8:18)

28) What promise was God honoring when He did not destroy Judah because of the sin of its king? (II Kings 8:19)

29) Which conquered people rebelled against the rule of the king of Judah? (II Kings 8:20)

30) What happened when Jehoram sought to subdue the Edomites with military power? (II Kings 8:21)

31) What two groups rebelled at that time and were not reconquered? (II Kings 8:22)

32) How old was Jehoram’s son Ahaziah when he began to reign as king? (II Kings 8:26)

33) How was Ahaziah related to the kings of Israel in verse twenty-seven? (II Kings 8:27)

34) Why did Ahaziah become an evil man in this verse? (II Kings 8:27)

35) What foreign king did Ahaziah and Joram go to war against in verse twenty-eight? (II Kings 8:28)

36) What king was wounded in the battle with Hazael in these verses? (II Kings 8:28-29)

37) Why did Ahaziah go to visit Joram in verse twenty-nine of this book? (II Kings 8:29)

II Kings Chapter 9

1) Where did Elisha send one of the young prophets on an urgent errand in verse one? (II Kings 9:1)

2) What message was the prophet to convey to Jehu in secret in these verses? (II Kings 9:2-3)

3) How did the young prophet separate Jehu from the group of officers? (II Kings 9:4-6)

4) According to the prophecy, how was Jehu to carry out God’s will concerning Ahab’s family? (II Kings 9:6-10)

5) When the prophet had left, what did the other officers ask Jehu? (II Kings 9:11)

6) How did Jehu summarize the prophet’s actions for his fellow officers? (II Kings 9:12)

7) How did Jehu’s officers respond to the idea of raising up a new king? (II Kings 9:13)

8) Why was Joram, king of Israel, particularly vulnerable at the time Jehu was anointed? (II Kings 9:14-15)

9) After asking his supporters to keep his kingship a secret, where did Jehu go? (II Kings 9:16)

10) What order did Joram give when Jehu’s army was spotted coming toward Jezreel? (II Kings 9:17)

11) What question did the messenger ask of Jehu in verse eighteen of this book? (II Kings 9:18)

12) How did Jehu reply to the king’s plea for peace in these verses? (II Kings 9:18-19)

13) What did Joram do when the first messenger didn’t come back? (II Kings 9:19)

14) After the second messenger deserted in the same manner as the first, how did Joram take matters into his own hands? (II Kings 9:21-22)

15) What happened when Joram tried to flee in these verses of this book? (II Kings 9:23-24)

16) What did Jehu want Joram’s chariot officer to do in order to fulfill God’s prophecy? (II Kings 9:25-26)

17) What were the circumstances of Ahaziah’s death in these verses? (II Kings 9:27-29)

18) How did Jezebel attempt to show that she was not intimidated by Jehu? (II Kings 9:30-31)

19) How did Jehu manage to destroy Jezebel without lifting a hand against her? (II Kings 9:32-33)

20) What did Jehu discover later when he sent servants to bury Jezebel? (II Kings 9:34-35)

21) What prophecy of Elijah did Jehu realize had been fulfilled in these verses? (II Kings 9:36-37)

II Kings Chapter 10

1) When Joram and Jezebel were dead, what threats to Jehu’s kingship still remained? (II Kings 10:1)

2) What challenge did Jehu issue to the elders and guardians of Joram’s children? (II Kings 10:2-3)

3) Why were the officials in Samaria afraid of Jehu in verse four of this book? (II Kings 10:4)

4) Instead of mounting a defense, what message did the officials send back to Jehu? (II Kings 10:5)

5) What request of the officials did Jehu make by return message? (II Kings 10:6)

6) Why were all of Joram’s potential heirs in one place and vulnerable? (II Kings 10:6)

7) What action did the guardians take against their charges in these verses? (II Kings 10:7-8)

8) For which violent acts did Jehu take responsibility, and which ones did he lay at the feet of the people? (II Kings 10:9)

9) Who was guilty of what in these verses? (II Kings 10:9-11)

10) How extensive did Jehu plan to make his cleansing of Israel? (II Kings 10:10-11)

11) What citizens of Judah were included in Jehu’s purge of Israel? (II Kings 10:12-14)

12) Whom did Jehu meet while en route to Samaria? (II Kings 10:15)

13) How did Jehu see his various actions against the house of Ahab? (II Kings 10:16)

14) How did Jehu deliberately misrepresent himself when he first began to rule in Israel? (II Kings 10:18)

15) Why was Jehu eager to gather every priest of Baal in one place? (II Kings 10:19)

16) Who came to the assembly proclaimed for Jehu in these verses? (II Kings 10:20-21)

17) What attention did Jehu flatter the assembled priests with in verse twenty-two? (II Kings 10:22)

18) What did Jehu and Jehonadab do to make sure they didn’t destroy any innocent people? (II Kings 10:23)

19) What orders did Jehu give to eighty men outside the temple in verse twenty-four? (II Kings 10:24)

20) What did Jehu’s guards and officers do to the priests of Baal? (II Kings 10:25)

21) What became of the temple of Baal in these verses of this book? (II Kings 10:26-27)

22) Which of God’s mandates did Jehu fulfill completely? (II Kings 10:28)

23) What unorthodox religious practices did Jehu fail to eliminate? (II Kings 10:29)

24) Why did the Lord promise Jehu that his descendants would sit on the throne to the fourth generation? (II Kings 10:30)

25) What was the condition of Jehu’s heart before God in verse thirty-one? (II Kings 10:31)

26) What was happening to the kingdom of Israel during Jehu’s reign? (II Kings 10:32-33)

27) How long did Jehu reign in Samaria in verse thirty-six of this book? (II Kings 10:36)

II Kings Chapter 11

1) How did the king of Judah’s mother show herself to be ruthless? (II Kings 11:1)

2) How was one of Ahaziah’s sons saved from the massacre in verse two? (II Kings 11:2)

3) Where was the child prince, kept safe while Athaliah ruled in verse three? (II Kings 11:3)

4) How long did Athaliah rule unchallenged in verse four of this book? (II Kings 11:4)

5) What leaders of Judah were called together by Jehoiada the priest? (II Kings 11:4)

6) What did Jehoiada require of everyone before he revealed the existence of a legitimate heir? (II Kings 11:4)

7) What natural routine did Jehoiada alter slightly in order to give the young king the maximum protection? (II Kings 11:5-7)

8) What were the guards instructed to do if anyone tried to approach Joash? (II Kings 11:8)

9) How did Jehoiada arm the troops that would guard the young king? (II Kings 11:10)

10) When the guards were in place, what did Jehoiada do in the presence of the assembled people of Judah? (II Kings 11:12)

11) How did Athaliah find out that something unusual was happening? (II Kings 11:13)

12) What did Athaliah see taking place in the temple in verse fourteen? (II Kings 11:14)

13) What was Athaliah’s reaction to the plan Jehoiada was carrying out? (II Kings 11:14)

14) Why were the commanders careful to seize and kill Athaliah before she reached the temple? (II Kings 11:15-16)

15) What two covenants did Jehoiada institute in verse seventeen of this book? (II Kings 11:17)

16) How did the people respond to the restoration of the rightful king and the covenant with God? (II Kings 11:18)

17) What was the mood in Jerusalem when the new king was taken up to the throne? (II Kings 11:20)

II Kings Chapter 12

1) How long did Joash reign in Judah in verse one? (II Kings 12:1)

2) What was a major factor in making Joash’s reign pleasing to God? (II Kings 12:2)

3) What displeasing practices from earlier monarchs did Joash not eliminate? (II Kings 12:3)

4) What was the original plan for funding and accomplishing the repairs on the temple? (II Kings 12:4-5)

5) How much time elapsed without any real change in the condition of the temple? (II Kings 12:6)

6) What change did Joash order in the procedure for repairing the temple? (II Kings 12:7-8)

7) What was Jehoiada’s innovation, which allowed only two people to handle the money that came in? (II Kings 12:9-10)

8) Who received the money and channeled it into the work in the new arrangement? (II Kings 12:11-12)

9) What ceased when repairs on the temple speeded up in these verses? (II Kings 12:13-14)

10) How reliable were the on-site supervisors of the temple repairs? (II Kings 12:15)

11) What types of offerings were being received by the priests? (II Kings 12:16)

12) What military threat did Israel face during Joash’s reign? (II Kings 12:17)

13) What did Joash decide to give away in order to stave off an invasion? (II Kings 12:18)

14) What brought about the end of Joash’s reign in these verses? (II Kings 12:20-21)

15) Who succeeded Joash as king of Judah in verse twenty-one of this book? (II Kings 12:21)

II Kings Chapter 13

1) Who was king of Judah when Jehoahaz took over in Israel in verse one of this book? (II Kings 13:1)

2) Why did the Lord view Jehoahaz as evil in verse two of this book? (II Kings 13:2)

3) What hardship did God use to punish Israel for its unfaithfulness in verse three? (II Kings 13:3)

4) Why did God listen to Jehoahaz’ plea for help in verse four of this book? (II Kings 13:4)

5) How was the suffering of Israel alleviated for a time in verse five? (II Kings 13:5)

6) What vestiges of idolatry did the people fail to give up even when God had mercy on them? (II Kings 13:6)

7) What was the condition of Israel’s army after the war with the king of Aram? (II Kings 13:7)

8) Who succeeded Jehoahaz as king when he died in verse nine of this book? (II Kings 13:9)

9) How long did Jehoahaz’ son Jehoash reign in Israel in verse ten? (II Kings 13:10)

10) With what kingdom was Israel at war during Jehoash’s reign in verse twelve? (II Kings 13:12)

11) How ill was Elisha when the king visited him in verse fourteen? (II Kings 13:14)

12) What was Jehoash’s demeanor when he came to Elisha in verse fourteen? (II Kings 13:14)

13) What symbolic action did Elisha have Jehoash make, which then became a prophecy? (II Kings 13:15-17)

14) After the first favorable prophecy, what did Elisha tell Jehoash to do next? (II Kings 13:18)

15) Why was Elisha angered that Jehoash only struck three times in verse nineteen? (II Kings 13:19)

16) What additional miracle is associated with Elisha even after his death? (II Kings 13:20-21)

17) Why did the Lord have compassion on Israel after they had suffered for a time under the oppression of Aram? (II Kings 13:22-23)

18) Once Hazael was dead, what was Jehoash able to recapture from Aram? (II Kings 13:24-25)

II Kings Chapter 14

1) Who was king of Israel during most of Amaziah’s reign in Judah? (II Kings 14:1)

2) How did Amaziah compare spiritually with David in verse three of this book? (II Kings 14:3)

3) Whose reign did Amaziah’s most resemble in terms of faithfulness to God? (II Kings 14:3-4)

4) What did Amaziah do in response to the rebellion that had ended his father’s life? (II Kings 14:5)

5) Why did Amaziah decide not to execute the sons along with the fathers, as was often the practice in the ancient world? (II Kings 14:6)

6) What was Amaziah’s greatest military victory in verse seven of this book? (II Kings 14:7)

7) After Amaziah’s victory over the Edomites, what message did Amaziah send to Jehoash? (II Kings 14:8)

8) What was the parable that Jehoash used to demean Amaziah but also to discourage a confrontation? (II Kings 14:9-10)

9) Where did the confrontation between Israel and Judah take place? (II Kings 14:11)

10) What was the outcome of the battle between Israel and Judah in these verses? (II Kings 14:12-14)

11) What was the extent of Jehoash’s destruction and plundering in Judah? (II Kings 14:13-14)

12) How did Amaziah die in these verses? (II Kings 14:19-20)

13) Who was king in Judah when Jeroboam took over in Israel? (14:23)

14) What was God’s evaluation of Jeroboam, like so many other kings of Israel before him? (II Kings 14:24)

15) What were Jeroboam’s historic accomplishments? (II Kings 14:25)

16) What did God see with regard to the plight of Israel? (II Kings 14:26)

17) Who was suffering and why in verse twenty-six? (II Kings 14:26)

18) How did Israel get out of the mess it was in? (II Kings 14:26-28)

19) What had God not said with regard to Israel? (II Kings 14:27)

20) Who actually saved Israel, and who was His instrument in these verses? (II Kings 14:27-28)

21) Who was Jeroboam successor after his death in verse twenty-nine? (II Kings 14:29)

II Kings Chapter 15

1) How far into Jeroboam’s reign in Israel did Azariah take the throne in Judah? (II Kings 15:1)

2) How old was Azariah when he assumed the throne? (II Kings 15:2)

3) How long was Azariah king in Judah in verse two? (II Kings 15:2)

4) Unlike some of the sons of the kings of Judah, what was the national origin of Azariah’s mother? (II Kings 15:2)

5) What did God think of Azariah’s deeds in verse three of this book? (II Kings 15:3)

6) How was Azariah and his father alike in verse three? (II Kings 15:3)

7) What ongoing sin of the people of Judah was not addressed under Azariah? (II Kings 15:4)

8) What was the cause of Azariah’s unusual isolation in verse five? (II Kings 15:5)

9) Who actually conducted the affairs of government during Azariah’s reign? (II Kings 15:5)

10) Who was Azariah’s successor in verse seven? (II Kings 15:7)

11) After Jeroboam (the king who had restored some of Israel’s territory) died, how long did his son last as king? (II Kings 15:8)

12) What was God’s evaluation of Zechariah son of Jeroboam in verse nine? (II Kings 15:9)

13) How did Zechariah die and lose the kingship in verse ten of this book? (II Kings 15:10)

14) What prophecy was fulfilled when Shallum assassinated Zechariah and took over as king? (II Kings 15:12)

15) While the succession was happening peacefully in Judah, what happened to Shallum in Israel? (II Kings 15:13-14)

16) What example do we have of the way Menahem used violence and intimidation to consolidate his power? (II Kings 15:16)

17) How long did Menahem reign after he assassinated his predecessor in verse seventeen? (II Kings 15:17)

18) Why did God see Menahem as no better than his predecessors in verse eighteen? (II Kings 15:18)

19) How did Menahem use a foreign invader to strengthen his own hand in Israel? (II Kings 15:19-20)

20) What became of the threat of Assyrian invasion during Menahem’s reign? (II Kings 15:20)

21) What happened after Menahem’s death? (II Kings 15:21-22)

22) How was the succession to the throne of Israel determined again after Pekahiah? (II Kings 15:25)

23) After Pekah son of Remaliah became king by assassinating Pekahiah, what changes did he make in the way Israel related to God? (II Kings 15:28)

24) What foreign king invaded significant portions of Israel during Pekah’s reign? (II Kings 15:29)

25) How did Pekah son of Remaliah die in verse thirty of this book? (II Kings 15:30)

26) Who was king in Israel when Jotham succeeded his father in Judah? (II Kings 15:32)

27) What religious practice of the people did Jotham leave unchallenged in these verses? (II Kings 15:34-35)

28) What restoration was Jotham able to accomplish in Jerusalem? (II Kings 15:35)

29) What nations were hostile toward Judah during Jotham’s reign? (II Kings 15:37)

II Kings Chapter 16

1) How did Ahaz son of Jotham compare to his father in verse two of this book? (II Kings 16:2)

2) What nations did Ahaz’ religious practices resemble in verse three? (II Kings 16:3)

3) Besides the sacrifices in the high places, which had been going on for generations, what did Ahaz add? (II Kings 16:4)

4) How did the kings of Aram and Israel fare in their war against Judah? (II Kings 16:5-6)

5) Who did Ahaz appeal to for help against his enemies in verse seven? (II Kings 16:7)

6) How did Ahaz buy the friendship of Tiglath-Pileser in these verses? (II Kings 16:8-9)

7) What new religious idea did Ahaz send home during his visit to Damascus? (II Kings 16:10-11)

8) What new practices did Ahaz inaugurate when he returned to Judah? (II Kings 16:12-14)

9) How did Ahaz order the priest to reorder the sacrificial practices? (II Kings 16:15)

10) How did Uriah the priest respond to the changes in worship ordered by Ahaz? (II Kings 16:16)

II Kings Chapter 17

1) How long did Hoshea son of Elah reign in Israel in verse one of this book? (II Kings 17:1)

2) What foreign power was Israel paying tribute to in verse three of this book? (II Kings 17:3)

3) Why was the king of Assyria angry with the king of Israel? (II Kings 17:4)

4) What became of the kingdom of Israel during the reign of Hoshea? (II Kings 17:5-6)

5) Where were the Israelites deported to by the Assyrians in verse six? (II Kings 17:6)

6) Why did disaster befall the people of Israel in these verses of this book? (II Kings 17:7-8)

7) What secret practices were flourishing in Israel at the time of its downfall? (II Kings 17:9-12)

8) What had the Lord done through the years to offer Israel and Judah an alternative to their idolatry? (II Kings 17:13)

9) How did God characterize the people of Israel from one generation to the next? (II Kings 17:14)

10) How do we know that God’s people were aware that they were disobeying God? (II Kings 17:15)

11) What were some of the different gods that were worshiped in Israel? (II Kings 17:16)

12) What practices were common in Israel that was particularly hateful to God? (II Kings 17:17)

13) When Israel was deported, what did that represent in terms of God’s relationship with them? (II Kings 17:18)

14) How did the tribe of Judah differ from Israel with regard to its obedience to God? (II Kings 17:19)

15) What was the final result of the hardships God brought on Israel in verse twenty? (II Kings 17:20)

16) What was the error of Israel’s first king that eventually led to its collapse as a kingdom? (II Kings 17:21-23)

17) What peoples were brought by the Assyrians to settle in the land vacated by the Israelites? (II Kings 17:24)

18) What happened to the people when they first settled in the land of Israel? (II Kings 17:25)

19) What did the king’s officials decide that the settlers needed to know? (II Kings 17:26)

20) Why did the king send a priest back to the land of Israel after exiling the Israelites? (II Kings 17:27-28)

21) What religious practices flourished in addition to what was taught by the priest of the Lord? (II Kings 17:29)

22) What different nationalities brought their religious practices into the land of Israel? (II Kings 17:30-33)

23) How did the new inhabitants of the land adjust their life-style once they were settled? (II Kings 17:34)

24) What specific prohibition was part of God’s original covenant with Israel? (II Kings 17:35-38)

25) What did God promise to do for the people if they would worship Him alone? (II Kings 17:39)

26) How closely did the people who heard God’s commands live by the conditions He set down for them? (II Kings 17:40-41)

II Kings Chapter 18

1) How long was the reign of Hezekiah son of Ahaz in Judah in these verses? (II Kings 18:1-2)

2) How did Hezekiah compare to King David in verse three of this book? (II Kings 18:3)

3) What were some of the ways that Hezekiah brought Judah into compliance with God’s law? (II Kings 18:4)

4) Why did Hezekiah destroy a historical national artifact? (II Kings 18:4)

5) Where does Hezekiah stand morally among the kings of the separate kingdom of Judah? (II Kings 18:5)

6) What did Hezekiah turn to for direction in governing Judah in verse six? (II Kings 18:6)

7) How did God reward Hezekiah for his faithfulness in these verses of this book? (II Kings 18:7-8)

8) What was happening in Israel at the time Hezekiah assumed the throne in Judah? (II Kings 18:9-11)

9) Why did misfortunes come upon some of the Hebrew people, the kingdom of Israel? (II Kings 18:12)

10) What happened in the fourteenth year of Hezekiah’s reign in verse thirteen? (II Kings 18:13)

11) With what message did Hezekiah appease the king of Assyria, to whom he had not been paying the expected tribute? (II Kings 18:14)

12) What price did Hezekiah have to pay to get the Assyrian army to leave Judah? (II Kings 18:14-16)

13) What officials of the king of Judah went out of Jerusalem to meet with representatives? (II Kings 18:17-18)

14) What did the Assyrians despise as they called Hezekiah to make a bargain? (II Kings 18:19-23)

15) What claim did the king of Assyria make in order to intimidate and demoralize Judah? (II Kings 18:25)

16) Why did the Assyrian messengers refuse to speak to the officials of Judah in a language that the people on the walls of the city could not understand? (II Kings 18:26-27)

17) What message did the Assyrians address directly to Hezekiah’s subjects? (II Kings 18:28-32)

18) What examples did the Assyrians offer to urge the people to give up? (II Kings 18:33-35)

19) Why were the people silent in the face of the taunts of the Assyrians? (II Kings 18:36)

II Kings Chapter 19

1) What did King Hezekiah do in verse one when he heard the provocation of the Assyrians? (II Kings 19:1)

2) What did Hezekiah hope would motivate the Lord to respond with a rebuke to the king of Assyria? (II Kings 19:3-4)

3) What message did Isaiah send back to the king of Judah? (II Kings 19:5-6)

4) What prediction did Isaiah make concerning the field commander who had uttered the threats? (II Kings 19:7-8)

5) What rhetorical questions filled the second message that the king of Assyria sent to Hezekiah? (II Kings 19:9-13)

6) What did Hezekiah do with the letter from the king of Assyria? (II Kings 19:14)

7) Whom did Hezekiah rightly perceive to be the brunt of the Assyrian insults? (II Kings 19:15-16)

8) How did Hezekiah show that he understood the difference between the true God and the gods of the other nations Assyria had conquered? (II Kings 19:17-18)

9) What basis did Hezekiah ask God to deliver Judah on in verse nineteen? (II Kings 19:19)

10) What answer did God send to Hezekiah through Isaiah the prophet? (II Kings 19:20)

11) How did God show that He understood the thinking of someone like the king of Assyria? (II Kings 19:23-24)

12) Where did the power of Assyria originate? (II Kings 19:25-26)

13) How did God promise to deal with the arrogance of the Assyrian king? (19:27-28)

14) What promises did God reassure Hezekiah with in these verses of this book? (II Kings 19:29-34)

15) What amazing way did God show His power over Assyria in verse thirty-five? (II Kings 19:35)

16) What was the fate of Sennacherib, king of Assyria in these verses? (II Kings 19:36-37)

II Kings Chapter 20

1) What message from the Lord did Isaiah carry to Hezekiah when he was at the point of death? (II Kings 20:1)

2) How did Hezekiah respond to his own impending death in these verses? (II Kings 20:2-3)

3) What second message and set of promises did God give to Hezekiah? (II Kings 20:4-6)

4) After Hezekiah had heard God’s promises, what did he request from God? (II Kings 20:8)

5) What kind of signs did Isaiah offered to show Hezekiah and which did Hezekiah choose and why? (II Kings 20:9-11)

6) Who sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah when he was ill in verse twelve? (II Kings 20:12)

7) What did Hezekiah show the messengers from Babylon in verse thirteen? (II Kings 20:13)

8) When Isaiah heard what had happened, what did he predict about Babylon? (II Kings 20:14-18)

9) Why did Hezekiah call the prophecy about Judah’s future good in verse nineteen? (II Kings 20:19)

II Kings Chapter 21

1) How long did Hezekiah’s son Manasseh reign over Judah in verse one of this book? (II Kings 21:1)

2) What kings did Manasseh resemble in the way he handled the spiritual life of Judah? (II Kings 21:2-3)

3) What were some of Manasseh’s many deeds that angered the Lord? (II Kings 21:2-6)

4) What changes did Manasseh make in the temple of God in these verses? (II Kings 21:4-7)

5) What wonderful promises had God made that depended on whether the people kept the Law? (II Kings 21:7-8)

6) For what portion of the sin of Judah was Manasseh responsible, and for what portion were the people responsible? (II Kings 21:9)

7) How did Judah of Manasseh’s time compare with the nations that God had driven out in order to give them the land? (II Kings 21:9-11)

8) Who spoke the word of the Lord with regard to Judah’s despicable condition? (II Kings 21:10)

9) What was the extent of the disaster that God promised to visit on Judah? (II Kings 21:12)

10) What standard of judgment would be used against Judah in verse thirteen? (II Kings 21:13)

11) What image did the prophecy contain concerning how God would deal with Judah? (II Kings 21:13)

12) What punishment would God mete out against His people for their disobedience from the days of Moses onward? (II Kings 21:14-15)

13) What were God’s two chief complaints against Manasseh as the leader of His people? (II Kings 21:16)

II Kings Chapter 22

1) How old was Josiah when he was made king of Judah in verse one of this book? (II Kings 22:1)

2) What kind of a king did Josiah prove to be in verse two of this book? (II Kings 22:2)

3) As a young man, what important work did Josiah want to see resumed? (II Kings 22:3-5)

4) How did Josiah want the supervision and payment of the repair work to be handled? (II Kings 22:4-7)

5) What news did the high priest give to Josiah’s trusted secretary? (II Kings 22:8)

6) What did Shaphan the secretary do with the book shown to him by the high priest? (II Kings 22:8)

7) What two parts did Shaphan’s report contain when he returned to the king? (II Kings 22:9-10)

8) What did Shaphan do in the presence of the king in verse ten of this book? (II Kings 22:10)

9) How did Josiah react to the words of the book that was read? (II Kings 22:11)

10. What instructions did Josiah give his most trusted officials? (II Kings 22:12-13)

11) From reading the book, what did Josiah know about God’s feelings toward Judah? (II Kings 22:13)

12) To whom did Josiah’s officials go to “inquire of the Lord”? (II Kings 22:14)

13) Which part of the prophetess’ answer confirmed Josiah’s worst fears? (II Kings 22:15-17)

14) What promise did the prophetess communicate to Josiah personally? (II Kings 22:18-20)

15) Can you tell why the Lord was favorably inclined toward Josiah in verse nineteen? (II Kings 22:19)

II Kings Chapter 23

1) Who did Josiah the king read the recently discovered book of God’s law to in these verses? (II Kings 23:1-2)

2) What did the king and the people do in response to the words they heard in verse three? (II Kings 23:3)

3) What did Josiah do with the objects, buildings, and priests associated with pagan worship in Judah? (II Kings 23:4-7)

4) How did Josiah treat the high places and shrines where people had worshiped other gods? (II Kings 23:8)

5) Prior to Josiah, what privileges did the pagan priests have in Judah? (II Kings 23:9)

6) What were some of the gods represented by the altars that Josiah desecrated and made unusable? (II Kings 23:10-14)

7) What important, historic symbol of disobedience did Josiah destroy at Bethel? (II Kings 23:15)

8) Whose tomb did Josiah happen upon while using human bones to desecrate pagan worship sites? (II Kings 23:16-18)

9) What practices of the kings of Israel did Josiah root out of the remnant of God’s people in Judah? (II Kings 23:19-20)

10) What did the king order the people to do when his cleansing work had been completed? (II Kings 23:21)

11) How long had it been since Israel had celebrated the Passover as commanded by God? (II Kings 23:22-23)

12) What abhorrent spiritual practices did Josiah eliminate in verse twenty-four? (II Kings 23:24)

13) How did Josiah compare with other kings in verse twenty-five of this book? (II Kings 23:25)

14) What had provoked God to be angry enough to destroy Judah before Josiah had ever come on the scene? (II Kings 23:26-27)

15) How did Josiah’s death and burial fulfill the prophecy that he would not see the judgment that was coming upon Judah? (II Kings 23:29-30)

16) How did Jehoahaz compare to his father, Josiah in verse thirty-two of this book? (II Kings 23:32)

17) What foreign king removed Jehoahaz from the throne and replaced him with his brother? (II Kings 23:33-34)

II Kings Chapter 24

1) How did Jehoiakim’s relationship with Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon change during his rule? (II Kings 24:1)

2) When raiders from Babylon and other countries attacked Judah, what prophecy was being fulfilled? (II Kings 24:2)

3) When the Lord executed judgment against Judah, what sins in particular was He unwilling to forgive? (II Kings 24:3-4)

4) Who succeeded Jehoiakim on the throne of Judah in verse six of this book? (II Kings 24:6)

5) Why was the king of Egypt no longer a potential ally and protector for Judah against Babylon? (II Kings 24:7)

6) How long did Jehoiachin sit on the throne of Judah in verse eight? (II Kings 24:8)

7) What happened when Nebuchadnezzar and his army laid siege to Jerusalem? (II Kings 24:10-12)

8) What was left of Judah’s people and wealth after Nebuchadnezzar captured the king and the city? (II Kings 24:13-14)

9) Who were some of the notable people taken captive to Babylon in these verses? (II Kings 24:15-16)

10) What was the relationship of Nebuchadnezzar’s puppet king to the previous king? (II Kings 24:17)

11) How long did Zedekiah (the king installed by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon) rule in Jerusalem? (II Kings 24:18)

12) How was Zedekiah like so many of the earlier kings of Judah in verse nineteen? (II Kings 24:19)

13) What was the final result of God’s anger, which the people had provoked for so long? (II Kings 24:20)

II Kings Chapter 25

1) What happened in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign and why in these verses? (II Kings 25:1-7)

2) How long did Nebuchadnezzar lay siege to Jerusalem in verse two of this book? (II Kings 25:2)

3) What did the army attempt when there was no food left in the city? (II Kings 25:3-4)

4) What happened to Zedekiah and his army in these verses of this book? (II Kings 25:5-6)

5) How did the Babylonians punish Zedekiah for his rebellion in these verses? (II Kings 25:6-7)

6) Whom did the king of Babylon send back to Jerusalem to deal with the rebels? (II Kings 25:8)

7) What became of the landmarks of Jerusalem when the Babylonians invaded? (II Kings 25:9-10)

8) What did the commander of the guard do with most of the people in the city? (II Kings 25:11-12)

9) What items of religious and monetary value were broken up and taken by the Babylonians? (II Kings 25:13-17)

10) What became of the leaders of the city who remained after Zedekiah and the army had fled? (II Kings 25:18-21)

11) With most of the people in captivity, who was appointed to rule over Jerusalem? (II Kings 25:22)

12) How did Gedaliah advise the men who remained in the land in these verses? (II Kings 25:23-24)

13) What happened to Gedaliah and the people loyal to him in verse twenty-five? (II Kings 25:25)

14) Why did the few remaining people in Judah flee to Egypt? (II Kings 25:26)

15) How did the fortunes of Jehoiachin (the first king of Judah deported to Babylon) change after thirty-seven years? (II Kings 25:27-30)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and understanding of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose