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2018 January 31

Image 1: St Augustine Teaching in Rome (scene 6, south wall) - (1464-1465)
Benozzo Gozzoli (c. 1421 - 1497)
Italian Renaissance Style
Apsidal Chapel, Sant'Agostino, San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art


Image 2: Elijah in the Wilderness (1831)
Ferdinand Olivier (1785-1841)
German Romanticism Style; Nazarene Movement
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art


Image 3: Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath (c. 1630)
Bartholomeus Breenbergh (1598-1657)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Private Collection
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's First Painting shows Augustine before he became one of the greatest teachers of Scriptures. It suggests the kind of formal teaching (of Scripture) which was carried out under Jehoshaphat's reforms in Judah (the Southern Kingdom). The Second Two Paintings depict two key scenes in the early ministry of Elijah in Israel (the Northern Kingdom). These took place around the time of Jehoshaphat's reforms. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: 2 Chronicles 17 describes the reforms which Jehoshaphat instituted when he came to the throne of Judah.

[Traditional Patriarchal Timeline. Judges. Judges Period Chronology. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

     When Asa (911-870 B.C.) died, his son Jehoshaphat (870-848 B.C.) took his place on the throne of Judah. He put armed forces in all of the cities of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa had captured. The LORD was with him because he walked in the ways of David and avoided Baal worship. He became rich because all of Judah brought presents to him; and he took away the high places and the groves (1-6).
     In the third year of his reign he sent princes, Levites, and priests among his people to teach them out of the Book of the Law of the LORD, which was the Mosaic law (7-9).
     And the fear of the LORD came upon all of the nations that surrounded Judah; and they did not make war against him. Philistines and Arabians brought tribute to him. He became great and built fortresses and store cities. He had large stores of things; and many valorous men were with him, including several that are mentioned by name (10-19).
     While Jehoshaphat was putting away Baalism and other forms of idolatry in Judah and was teaching his people the ways of the LORD, Elijah (fl., 869-854 B.C.) arose among the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom (otherwise known as Israel) and came against Baalism (1 Kings 17:1-16). He began his ministry by warning Ahab, King of Israel (874-853 B.C.), that a great drought was coming which would end only by his word. During the first part of the drought, the LORD sent ravens to feed him at the brook Cherith. When the brook dried up, the LORD sent him to a widow in Zarephath who, with her son, was almost out of food and was preparing to die. He persuaded her to give him some of the last of her food; and he then multiplied her grain and her oil miraculously; and they lasted until the rain came and the drought ended.

     [ Sermons: George McDearmon. Various. ]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: 2 Chronicles 17: 1 Kings 15:24, 1 Kings 22:41-43, 46; 2 Chronicles 20:31; 1 Kings 17:1-16].
     [1] 1 Kings 15:24; 2 Chronicles 18:1.
     [2] 2 Chronicles 11:12; 2 Chronicles 11:5; 2 Chronicles 14:6-7; 1 Chronicles 11:16; 2 Chronicles 11:11; 2 Chronicles 15:8.
     [5] 2 Kings 14:5; 1 Samuel 10:27; 1 Chronicles 29:28; 2 Chronicles 1:12.
     [6] 2 Chronicles 26:16; 2 Chronicles 14:5; 2 Chronicles 14:3.
     [7] 2 Kings 5:7; 1 Kings 4:8-10.
     [8] 1 Chronicles 16:41-42; 1 Chronicles 15:18; 1 Chronicles 16:5; 1 Chronicles 13:1-2; 1 Chronicles 23:2; 1 Chronicles 24:6; 1 Chronicles 16:42; 2 Chronicles 20:34.
     [10] 2 Chronicles 14:13; 2 Chronicles 20:29; Exodus 15:16; 1 Samuel 11:7; Isaiah 2:10; 2 Chronicles 12:8; 1 Chronicles 29:30; 1 Chronicles 22:9; Proverbs 16:7; Genesis 35:5.
     [11] 2 Chronicles 17:5; 2 Chronicles 20:25; 2 Samuel 8:1; 2 Chronicles 26:7; 2 Chronicles 21:16; 2 Chronicles 14:15; 2 Chronicles 20:22; 2 Kings 3:4.
     [12] 1 Chronicles 11:9; 2 Chronicles 16:12; 2 Chronicles 26:8; 1 Chronicles 14:2; 1 Chronicles 29:1; 2 Chronicles 27; 2 Chronicles 8:4; 2 Chronicles 16:4; Exodus 1:11.
     [13] Exodus 22:7; Exodus 22:10; 2 Chronicles 11:11; 2 Chronicles 17:14-18.
     [14] 1 Chronicles 24:3; 2 Chronicles 17:14-16.
     [15 1 Chronicles 25:2.
     [16] Isaiah 40:11; Judges 5:2; Judges 5:9.
     [17] 1 Chronicles 12:2; 1 Chronicles 8:40.
     [18] 1 Chronicles 12:23-24; Numbers 31:5; Numbers 32:29.
     [19] 2 Chronicles 11:11; 2 Chronicles 11:23; 2 Chronicles 17:13; 2 Samuel 24:9; 2 Chronicles 14:8.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

2 Chronicles Detailed Outline

2 Chronicles 17

Notes: In the Hebrew Bible 1 & 2 Chronicles are one Book. The author may have been Ezra.

2. The Kings: The Kings from the Tribes of Benjamin and Judah (1 Chronicles 10:1 - 2 Chronicles 36:14)

B. From the Tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 11:1 - 2 Chronicles 36:14)

6. Jehoshaphat of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:1 - 21:3) - {873-848}

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Time Line

     1 And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel. 2 And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken. 3 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim; 4 But sought to the LORD God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. 5 Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah bought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance. 6 And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.
     7 Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, even to Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah. 8 And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests. 9 And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the LORD with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people.
     10 And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat. 11 Also some of the Philistines bought Jehoshaphat presents, and tribute silver; and the Arabians bought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred he goats. 12 And Jehoshaphat waxed [and he is going] and growing great exceedingly [unto exceeding]; and he built in Judah castles, and cities of store. 13 And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valour, were in Jerusalem. 14 And these are the numbers of them according to the house of their fathers: Of Judah, the captains of thousands; Adnah the chief, and with him mighty men of valour three hundred thousand. 15 And next to him was Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred and fourscore thousand. 16 And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour. 17 And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valour, and with him armed men with bow and shield two hundred thousand. 18 And next him was Jehozabad, and with him an hundred and fourscore thousand ready prepared for the war. 19 These waited on the king, beside those whom the king put in the fenced cities throughout all Judah.

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