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I. ELISHA’S WORK WITH JUDAH, ISRAEL AND SYRIA (2 Kings 8-9; 2 Chronicles 21-22)

A. Elisha provides a blessing for the Shunammite woman after being separated from home by a famine (8:1-6).

B. Elisha has a meeting with Hazael, and prophecies that He will be king of Syria (8:7-15)

C. The reign in Judah of Jehoram, the son of Jehoshaphat (8:16-24; 2 Chronicles 21:1-20)

1. Married to the daughter of Ahab, Athaliah

2. Revolt of the Edomites; the Philistines and the Arabians near Ethiopia

3. Died of horrible disease in bowels

D. Reign in Judah of Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram (8:25-29; 2 Chronicles 22:1-9)

E. Jehu anointed king of Israel (9:1-13, cf. I Kings 19:16)

F. Death of Jehoram, king of Israel (9:14-16)

G. Death of Ahaziah, king of Judah (9:27-29)

H. Death of Jezebel, wife of Ahab (9:30-37)


1. Why did the Shunammite woman go to sojourn in the land of the Philistines?

2. What blessing did she receive from the King of Israel when she returned from the land of the Philistines?

3. Why did King Benhadad send Hazael to Elisha?

4. What caused Elisha to weep when he gazed upon Hazael?

5. What was Hazael’s first, and then final reaction to the prediction of Elisha?

6. Jehoram’s reign in Jerusalem began during the current king, Jehoshaphat’s reign (T) (F).

7. How strong was the army of Judah during the reign of Jehoram?

8. How was Jehoram, the king of Judah connected with the family of Ahab, former king of Israel?

9. Why did Jehovah not destroy Judah during the wicked reign of Jehoram?

10. How did Jehoram, the king of Judah die?

11. It what two ways was Ahaziah, the king of Judah, connected with Ahab, the former king of Israel?

12. What circumstances brought Ahaziah, the king of Judah, and Jehoram, the king of Israel to Jezreel?

13. Elisha commanded one of the sons of the prophets to anoint publicly Jehu as the king of Israel (T) (F).

14. What did Jehu hear by the word of Jehovah of why he was to bring an end to the dynasty of Ahab?

15. Why did the fellow captains with Jehu think the son of the prophets was “mad”?

16. What was the meaning connected with the captains placing their garments on the steps before Jehu?

17. How was Jehoram, who was recuperating in Jezreel, made aware of the approaching chariot carrying Jehu?

18. Why could there not be peace with God in Israel?


19. How did Jehoram, the king of Israel, meet his death?

20. Jehoram dying “in the portion of Naboth” was merely coincidental. (T) (F)

21. When he saw Jehu, Ahaziah fled to (a) a garden house (b) Gur (c) Megiddo.

22. How did Ahaziah die?

23. Why did Jezebel paint her face when she knew Jehu was approaching?

24. Why did Jezebel remind Jehu of Zimri?

25. What did the “eunuchs” do to Jezebel at the command of Jehu?

26. What did Jehu do to Jezebel?

27. Why did Jehu send his men to go and bury Jezebel?

28. Jezebel’s demise literally fulfilled the prophecy of Elisha. (T) (F).