Chariots of Fire

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Kings 6:8-23   I.         Ben-hadad, king of Syria, caused much grief for the northern kingdom of Israel             A.        He made many raids into Israel, but he soon ran into problems             B.        While his strategies were planned in top-secret, the king of Israel always seemed to know them in advance and had counters…

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Elisha’s She Bears

by Ralph Walker Did the prophet really unleash two bears to kill a host of little boys? For making fun of his baldness? How sensitive can a prophet be? Preaching the Bloody Bible

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What was the name of the son of the Shunammite?

Question: What was the boy’s name in II Kings who died and then sneezed seven times? Answer: The Shunammite woman is mentioned in II Kings 4:8-37 and II Kings 8:1-6 and she is never referred to by name, nor is the name of her husband or son given. It really isn’t important to the stories…

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Did Elisha strike the water once or twice?

Question: In II Kings 2:14, do you believe Elisha strikes the water twice with the mantle of Elijah or just once? Answer: “Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is the LORD God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the water,…

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