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2 Kings 1


How did Ahaziah got injured?

He fell through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria (v. 2).

Whose help did Ahaziah sought when he was injured?

He send messengers to consult Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron (v. 2).

Why did Elijah rebuked Ahaziah?

Because Ahaziah didn’t seek the Lord when he is injured (v. 4).

How did Elijah clothed himself?

Elijah wore a garment of hair and a leather belt around his waist (v. 8).

What did Elijah do when Ahaziah sent his men to him?

He called fire down from heaven to consume them (v. 10).

How many times Ahaziah had to send men to bring Elijah to him? Did Elijah eventually go with the men to see Ahaziah?

3 times. Each time, he sent a captain and 50 men. Elijah finally agree to see King Ahaziah when he sent his men on the 3rd time (v. 13).

Who succeeded Ahaziah as king of Israel?

Joram (v. 17)


2 Kings 2


What did Elisha ask from Elijah when he is taken by the Lord to heaven?

Elisha want double portion of his spirit (v. 9).

How was Elijah taken up into heaven?

In a chariot of fire and horses of fire (v. 11).

How did Elisha cross the Jordan after Elijah is gone?

Elisha beat the water of the Jordan with Elijah’s cloak (v. 12).

What did the company of prophets from Jericho suggested to Elisha?

The company of prophets volunteered to find Elijah because they thought he is taken by the spirit and set down on somewhere (v. 15)

Did Elisha give in to their request?

Elisha initially said no but they persisted and Elisha was too embarasssed to refuse to he agreed to their request. They didn’t find Elijah after 3 days of searching for him (v. 17-18).

How did Elisha heal the water?

Elisha threw salt into the water (v. 21).

What did Elisha do when some boys jeered at him?

Elisha cursed the boys in the name of the Lord and 2 bears came out of the wood to maul them (v. 24).


2 Kings 3


Who did King Joram go to war with against the king of Moab?

King Jehoshaphat (v. 7).

What route did King Joram took?

The Desert of Edom (v. 8).

What happened in the middle of the journey?

They ran out of water for themselves and the animals (v. 9).

On what account did Elisha helped kIng Joram?

On the account of King Jehoshaphat (v. 14).

What did Elisha request?

A harpist to play the harp (v. 15)

What did Elisha prophesy?

The valley will be filled with water and God will deliver Moab into their hands (v. 16-19).

How was the Moabite tricked into the Israelite camp?

The Moabites saw the valley filled with red water and thought it is blood but it is actually the effect of the sun shining on it (v. 22-23).

How did the king of Moab stop the war?

The king of Moab offered his firstborn son as a sacrifice on the city wall to stop the war when he and his 700 men failed to break through to the King of Edom (v. 26-27).


2 Kings 4


How did Elisha helped the widow to pay his husband’s debt?

Elisha instructed the widow to get as many jars as possible and fill them up with oil from the small jar she owned. The oil from the small jar only ran out after she filled in the last jar she borrowed from the neighbor. She sold the jars of oil and pay all the debts her husband owed. She lived on what is left over (v. 1-7).

Where did Elisha go to stay when he is in Shunem?

A small room on the roof which the Shunammite woman preparef for him (v. 9-10).

What favor did Elisha do for the woman of the house where he stayed in Shunem?

He gave her a son since she was barren and her husband was old at that time (v. 14-15).

What happened to the Shunammite woman’s son later?

One day, he cried out to his father that his head is in pain. Then, he died on his mother’s lap at noon (v. 18-20).

How did Elisha raised the Shunammite woman’s son from the dead?

Elisha stretched himself over the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands (v. 34).

How did Elisha cure death in the pot?

Elisha put some flour in the pot (v. 41).

How did Elisha feed 100 people?

Elisha fed 100 people with 20 loaves of barley bread baked from the first ripe grain and some heads of new grain (v. 42).


2 Kings 5


Who suggested Naaman to go to the prophet in Samaria to get his leprosy healed?

A young girl from Israel who served as maid to Naaman’s wife (v. 2).

Why did the king of Israel grumble when he received Naaman’s letter?

The king of Israel thought the the king of Aram sent the letter to pick fight with him since he is unable to cure Naaman’s leprosy (v. 7).

What was Naaman instructed to do when he arrived at the door of Elisha?

Naaman was instructed by Elisha’s messenger to go to wash himself the Jordan river for 7 times (v. 10).

Did Elisha personally meet Naaman at his door?

No, Elisha sent a messenger to Naaman instead (v. 10).

Why did Naaman grumbled? Did he do what Elisha said?

Because the Jordan River is dirty compared to other rivers such as Abana and Pharpar (v. 12).

What did Naaman want to offer Elisha after he was healed of his leprosy? Did Elisha take any gift from him?

Naaman want to give Elisha a gift because his leprosy was cured after following his instruction by washing in the Jordan River 7 times. He brought 10 talents of silver, 6,000 shekels of gold and 10 sets of clothing when he left (v. 5). However, Elisha refused to accept anything from him (v. 15-16).

What did Naaman ask to take as a token?

Naaman wanted to carry back as much earth as he could with a pair of mules as token (v. 17).

Who became greed of Naaman’s gifts? What is the consequence he suffered?

Naaman’s servant, Gehazi (v. 20). Naaman’s leprosy was passed on to him and his descendants (v. 27).


2 Kings 6


How did Elisha makes the axhead float?

Elisha threw a stick on to the spot where the ax dropped into the water (v. 1-7)

How did the king of Israel avoided the ambush of the Arameans?

Elisha revealed it to the king of Israel the place where the Arameans are setting up camp (v. 8-9).

What did Elisha pray to God?

Elisha prayed that his servant’s eyes will be opened so that he can see the hills full of horses and chariots that surround Elisha and not be afraid of the Arameans army with horses and chariors that surrounded the city (v. 15-16).

How was Elisha able to lead the Arameans to Samaria?

Elisha prayed for God to strike the Arameans with blindness so that they couldn’t see (v. 18).

What did Elisha instructed the king to do after leading the Arameans to Samaria?

To give the Arameans a feast and sent them back in peace (v. 22).

What happened in Samaria at that time?

There was a great famine (v. 25).


2 Kings 7


What did Elisha prophesy?

Elisha prophesied that a seah of the finest flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria (v. 1).

Who did not believe in Elisha’s prophesy? What did Elisha prophesy about him?

The officer, whom the king was leaning on his arm (v. 2).

Why did the four leprous men decided to go to the Arameans camp?

They thought they will die if they go into the city or stay at the entrance gate. They decided to surrender to the Arameans camp since they will die whichever the two options they choose (v. 3-4).

What did the four leprous men found in the Arameans camp? What did they do there? What did they decided to do later?

They found that the Arameans camp was empty so they went in to eat and drink. Later, they felt guilty over it and decided to inform the people about it (v. 8-9)

Did the king believe the news from the four leprous men?

The king didn’t believe the news until some men confirmed it (v. 10-16).

How did the officer die as Elisha prophesied?

The officer was standing at the gateway when people rushed out of the gateway so he was trampled to death (v. 17-18).


2 Kings 8


What did Elisha instructed the woman to do?

Elisha told the woman to move away for a while because there is a famine that will last for 7 years.

How did Elisha helped the Shunammite’s woman to get back her land?

At the end of 7 years, Elisha’s servant was talking to the king when the woman happened to arrive to appeal to the king for her house. The king asked Gehazi to tell him about the great things Elisha had done. Gehazi told him how he raised the woman’s son to life and the king gave back everything that belonged to her (v. 1-6).

Why did Hazael visit Elisha?

Ben Hadad sent him to inquire Elisha about his ealth as he was sick at that time (v. 7).

What did Elisha prophesied about Hazael? Did it come true?

Ben Hadad will recover from his illness but Hazel will kill him so that he can become king. Hazael will do much harm tothe Israelite by setting fire to their fortified places, kill their young men, dash their little children to the ground and rip open the pregnant women (v. 10-13).

Did King Jehoram of Judah manage to get back Edom when it rebel?

No, the Edomites surrounded him but he managed to break though and fled back home (v. 20).

Who is the mother of Ahaziah?

Athaliah (v. 26).

Who went with Joram to fight Ramoth Gilead?

Ahaziah (v. 20)

Why did Joram go to Jezreel?

Joram went to Jezreel to recuperate from his wound as he was wounded during the war at Ramoth Gilead (v. 28-29).

Who came to visit Joram at Jezreel?

Ahaziah (v. 29).


2 Kings 9


What did Elisha instructed the young prophet to do?

Elisha instructed the young prophet to tuck his cloak into his belt, take a flask of olive oil and go to Ramoth Gilead to look for Jehu, and bring him into an inner room and anoint him as the king. After that, the young prophet is to open the door and run without delay (v. 1-3).

What did the fellow officers do when they learned about the prophesy of the young prophet?

They spreaded out their cloaks on the bare steps (v. 13).

How did Jehu kill Joram and Ahaziah?

Jehu kept back the men who came out to ask him if he comes for peace. When Joram eventually ride out in his chariot, he shot an arrow that hit his heart and he died. his men managed to wounded Ahaziah who was also fleeing but he also end up dead in Megiddo (v. 14-19).

How did Jehu put Jezebel to death?

Jehu asked the 3 eunuchs with Jezebel to throw her down if they are on his side (v. 32-33).

What happened to Jezebel’s corpse?

It was devoured by the dogs (v. 36).


2 Kings 10


How many sons of Ahab were in Samaria?

70 (v. 1).

What did Jehu wrote to the elders and guardians of AHab’s children? What were their reactions?

To choose the best of Ahab’s sons and fight him (v. 3). The elders were afraid as they reasoned that they couldn’t defeat him since Joram and Ahaziah had fallen into Jehu’s hands. They wrote back to tell Jehu that they are on his side and do what he demands (v. 2-5).

What did Jehu commanded the ekders to do?

Jehu commanded the elders to take the heads of Ahab’s 70 sons to him in Jezreel. After that, they put their heads in baskets and sent them to Jehu in Jezreel. Jehu instructed them to put them in two piles at the city gate until morning (v. 6-8).

Who did Jehu meet at Beth Eked? What did he do to them?

42 relatives of King Ahaziah of Judah. He murdered them because he want his throne in Israel to be established (v. 12-14)

How did Jehu kill the followers of Baal?

He tricked them to come to a great sacrifice that is hold in Baal temple. After he finished offering the sacrifices, he ordered his men to kill the Baal followers who wear robes. He also burned th etemple of Baal and demolished the sacred stone of Baal, which is later used as latrine.

Did Jehu remain faithful to God for the rest of his life?

No, he also turn into idolatry, following the footsteps of Jeroboam (v. 31).


2 Kings 11


Who killed the entire royal family of Ahaziah?


Who managed to escape?

Jehoiada hid the youngest prince, Joash in a bedroom in the temple (v. 2).

How did Jehoiada crown Joash as king?

Jehoiada set bodyguards aroud Joash to protect him from Athaliah. Then he put crown on him, and presented a copy of the covenant and proclaimed him as king. They anointed him and shouted “Long live the king!” (v. 4-12).

How old is Joash when he becomes king?

7 years old (v. 21).

Where was Athaliah killed?

At the place where the horses enter the palace (v. 16).


2 Kings 12


Why did Joash command the priest to collect money from the people?

To repair the temple (v. 4-5).

Did the priests do as he say?

No. They only started to collect money to repair the temple after King Joash rebuked them (v. 6-8).

What did Jehoaida made to collect money from the people?

Jehoiada bore a hole in the lid of the chest and put it on the right side of the altar. The people put in their donations into the chest (v.9 -12).

Did they eventually get the temple repaired?



2 Kings 13


How did God punish Jehoahaz for turning away from his commandments?

God let King Hazael of Aram to oppress him (v. 3).

What is left of Jehoahaz?

50 horsemen, 10 chariots and 10,000 foot soldiers (v. 7),

What did Elisha told Jehoash to do?

To shoot arrow from the east window (v. 17).

Did Jehoash do as Elisha said?

Yes but he only shot three arrows. This means he will only defeat Aram 3 times. Elisha rebuked him for that because he would have destroy Aram completely if he shoot 5 or 6 times (v. 18-19)


2 Kings 14


What made Amaziah feel proud that he challenge Jeoash to go into battle with him?

He defeated 10,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt and captured Sela in battle (v. 7).

How did Jehoash destroy Jerusalem?

Jehoash broke down 400 cubits long of the wall of Jerusalem from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate. He also carried away all the gold and silver and others articles in the temple and palace treasuries (v. 13).

How many years did Amaziah survive after the death of Jehoash?

15 years (v. 17)


2 Kings 15


What illness was Azaria afflicted with until the day of his death?

Leprosy (v. 5)

Who assassinated Zechariah?

Shallum son of Jabesh attacked Zechariah in front of the people (v. 10).

Who assassinated Shalum King of Israel?

Menahem son of Gadi assasinated Shalum in Samaria (v. 14)

Who assassinated Pekahiah of Israel?

Pekah and 50 men assassinated Pekahiah, along with Argob and Arieh, in the citadel of the royal palace at Samaria (v. 25).


2 Kings 16


Whose help did King Ahaz seek when King Rezin of Aram and King Pekah of Israel attacked him? What did he give in exchange for his help?

King Ahaz sought the help of King Tiglath Pileser of Assyria in exchange of the silver and gold found in the temple and palace treasuries (v. 7-8).

What did Ahaz saw when he was in Damascus? What did he instruct his men in Jerusalem to do after that?

King Ahaz saw an altar while in Damascus. After that, he sent a ketch of the altar to Uriah o build it (v. 10).

What did Ahaz do when he return from Damascus?

When King Ahaz returned from Damascus, he approached it and offered up burnt offering and grain offering, drink offering and sprinkled the blood of his fellowship offerings on it (v. 13).

What did he instruct Uriah to do?

King Ahaz instructed Uriah to offer the morning burnt offering and the evening grain offering, the burnt offering and grain offering of the king and people and their drink offering, the people’s drink offering and splash against the altar the blood of the burnt offering on the new altar (v. 15-16).

What did Ahaz do with the bronze altar?

King Ahaz commanded Uriah to stop using the bronze altar so that he could use it to seek guidance from God (v. 15). He also moved it to the north side of the new altar (v. 14).

What did Ahaz removed from the temple?

King Ahaz removed the side panels, removed the basins from the movable stands and removed the Sea from the bronze bulls, removed the Sabbath canopy and the royal entryway outside the temple (v. 17-18).


2 Kings 17


Who attacked Israel during the reign of King Hoshea?

King Shalmaneser of Assyria (v. 3).

Whose help did King Hoshea seek against the king of Assyria? Did he win?

King Hoshea sought help from Egypt. When Shalmaneser found out, he seized and imprisoned him (v. 3-4).

How many years did Shalmaneser laid siege on Samaria before capturing it?

3 years (v. 5).

Why did God let the northern kingdom of Israel to fall into the hands of the king of Assyria?

Because the people of Israel turn away from him to idolatry.

Who did the king of Assyria put to resettle in Samaria?

The people from Babylon, Kuthah, Avva, Hamath and Sepharvaim (v. 24).

What happened to the people who resettled in Samaria? Why?

God sent lions to kill some of the people who resettled in Samaria because they did not worship God (v. 25).

Did the people completely turn to God?

Although the people worship God, they also worship idols (v. 40).


2 Kings 18


What did Hezekiah do to eliminate idolatry from Judah?

King Hezekiah removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He also broke the bronze snake Moses had made into pieces (v. 4).

Who attack Judah during the reign of King Hezekiah?

King Sennacherib of Assyria (v. 13).

How much did Sennacherib command King Hezekiah to pay?

300 talents of silver and 30 talents of gold (v. 14).

How did the Assyrian commanders mock at King Hezekiah?

The Assyrian commanders condemned Hezekiah for depending on God as they reasoned that God will fail to save Israel like how the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah failed to save its people (v. 33-35). He insulted the Israelite, saying that they will have to eat their faeces and drink their urine when they conquer them (c. 27)


2 Kings 19


Who did King Hezekiah seek when King Sennacherib of Assyria threatened him?

King Hezekiah sent Eliakim the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary and the leading priests, all wearing sackclots to the prophet Isaiah to inquire God (v. 1-2).

What is the prayer of King Hezekiah?

King Hezekiah prayed that God will deliver Jerusalem from the Assyrian forces so that his name will be glorified in all the kingdoms of the world (4. 14-19).

What did Isaiah prophesied?

Isaiah prophesied that Sennacherib will not lay siege to the city of Jerusalem. He will return to Assyria and he will eventually die there (v. 28, v. 32-33).

How did King Sennacherib die?

King Sennacherib’s two sons including Adrammelek and Sharezer assassinated him when he was worshipping in the temple of his god Nisroch (v/ 37).


2 Kings 20


What did Isaiah initially told King Hezekiah when he fell ill?

Isaiah told King Hezekiah to put his house in order because God had told him he is going to die from his illness (v. 1).

What did King Hezekiah do after Isaiah told him he is going to die?

King Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall and prayed that God remember his good deeds and have mercy on him. After that, King Hezekiah wept bitterly (v. 2-3).

How many years did God add to the life of King Hezekiah?

15 years (v. 6).

What did Isaiah instruct the men to do to heal King Hezekiah? Did Hezekiah recover later?

Isaiah instructed the men to prepare a poultice of figs and applied it on the boil on Hezekiah so that he recovered later (v. 7).

What sign did God give King Hezekiah concerning his promise that he will recover?

God gave King Hezekiah two signs to choose from, which are the shadow go back 10 steps or the shadow go forward 10 steps. Hezekiah chose that the shadow go backward 10 steps and the shadow go back 10 steps on the stairway of Ahaz (v. 9-11).

What did King Hezekiah show the envoys from Babylonia? What did Isaiah prophesy after that?

King Hezekiah showed the envoys everything in his kingdom. When Isaiah learned about it, he told King Hezekiah that everything in the palace and other things that are stored up by the previous kings will be carried off to Babylon (v. 17-18).


2 Kings 21


How old was Manasseh when he becomes king of Judah?

12 years old (v. 1).

Did King Manasseh walk in God’s commandments? What are the sins that he committed?

No, he commited even worse idolatry sins (v. 2-7) and he kill so many people that their blood fill the street of Jerusalem (v. 16).

What did God promise to do concerning Manasseh?

Because of the terrible sins of Manasseh, God promised never to forgive Israel and he will certainly destroy and deliver it to the enemies one day (v. 10-15).

Who assassinated King Amon of Judah?

King Amon’s officials assassinated him but the people of the land put to death those who assassinated him later. His son, Josiah succeeded him as king of Judah (v. 23-24).


2 Kings 22


How old was Josiah when he becomes king?

8 years old (v. 1).

What did Josiah commanded his officials to do?

To collect money from the people to repair the temple (v. 3-7)

What did Hilkiah found at the temple?

The Book of Law (v. 8).

What was Josiah’s reaction after Shaphan read the book of God’s law to him?

Josiah tore his robes and ordered Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Akbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king’s attendant to inquire God for him and the people and Judah because he knew that they had sinned by not acting in accordance to what is written in the Book of Law (v. 11-13).

What did the prophetess Huldah prophesy?

The prophetess Huldah prophesied that God will certainly bring disaster on Jerusalem and destroy it but he won’t let it happen during the lifetime of Josiah because he humble himself by tearing his robes and wept in his presence (v. 15-20).


2 Kings 23


What did Josiah do at the temple?

Josiah read the Book of God’s Law before the people of Judah and Jerusalem at the temple (v. 1-2).

What did Josiah asked the people to do after reading the book of God’s law?

King Josiah renewed the covenant with the people, that, they promised to worship God only and follow his commandments (v. 3).

What did Josiah burn on the altar that Jeroboam had built in Bethel?

Josiah ordered his men to dig up the bones from the graves on the hillside and burn them on the altar Jeroboam made to defile it (v. 16). This happened according to what the man of God prophesied to Jeroboam, son of Nebat (1 Kings 13:1-2).

Did God relent from his anger after Josiah’s effort in eliminating idolatry from the land?

God did not relent his anger from Judah because of the terrible sins King Manasseh had committed (v. 26-27).

How did King Josiah die?

King Josiah was killed by King Neco of Egypt when he faced him in battle at Megiddo (v. 29).

How long did King Jehoahaz reign?

3 months (v. 31).

Who did King Neco put in charge after arresting and imprisoning King Jehoahaz?

King Neco put Eliakim son of Josiah king in charge of Jerusalem. He changed Eliakim’s name to Jehoiakim (v. 34).

How much taxes did King Neco of Egypt forced the people to pay?

100 talents of silver and 1 talentd of gold (v. 33).


2 Kings 24


Who invaded Judah during the reign of Jehoiakim?

Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon (v. 1).

How long did Jehoiachin rule?

3 months (v. 8).

What happened during the reign of Jehoiachin which come to fulfillment according to the prophesy of Isaiah?

Nebuchadnezzar carried away the temple and palace treasures, and cut up the gold articles that Solomon king of Israel made for the temple (v. 13).

Who did Nebuchadnezzar appointed in place of Jehoiachin?

Nebuchadnezzar put Mattaniah in charge in place of Jehoiachin. He changed Mattaniah’s name to Zedekiah (v. 17).

Did Zedekiah obey King Nebuchadnezzar?

No, Zedekiah rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar (v. 20).


2 Kings 25

How did Zedekiah manage to escape when King Nebuchadnezzar broke through the wall of Jerusalem? Was his attempt to escape successful?

Zedekiah and his army fled through the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden. However, the Babylonian caught up with them and brought to the King Nebuchadnezzar in Riblah. At Riblah, Zedekiah’s sons were killed before his eyes. The Babylonian soldiers gouge out Zedekiah’s eyes, bound him in bronze shackles and carried him away to Babylon (v. 4-7).

What did Nebuzaradan do when he arrive in Jerusalem?

Nebuzaradan burned down the temple, palace, all the houses and all the important buildings in Jerusalem. He also carried away bronze pillars, movable stands, bronze Sea, pots, shovels, wick trimmers, dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service (v. 13-14).

Who did Nebuchadnezzar put in charge in place of Zedekiah?

Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan (v. 22).

Who assassinated Gedaliah?

Ishmael from the royal family and 10 men assassinated Gedaliah (v. 25).

When was Jehoiachin set free?

In the 37th year of his exile, when Evilmerodach became king of Babylon (v. 27).

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