A beautiful Jew becomes queen. She ends up stopping a genocide of the Jews.
In the same time as Ezra, Nehemiah, the cupbearer to the Babylonian king, returns to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall and become it’s governor.
After their land is destroyed and they are scattered around the land, the Jews are given new life by decree of the Persian king.
We whip through 2 Chronicles. Again, it’s mostly a review of things we’ve already read about.
We whip through 1 Chronicles. It’s mostly a review of things that have happened earlier in the bible. Satan makes his first appearance.
Will the Israelis ever learn? Read the terms of service people! King after sinful king. Things don’t end well.
Lots of kings in both Judah and Israel. More war, more sinning. Spoiler – Elisha dies.
This is a conversation spawned by Sam Harris’ upcoming lecture series Waking Up about spirituality. I’m not sure that we reach any conclusions, but there are some interesting points made.
Elijah and Elisha perform several miracles. More war. And evidence for the supernatural power of a foreign god?
Israel and Judah go through a series of kings. Meanwhile God is called in to perform a fire trick. Many people die throughout.