KD Old Testament Lesson 30: Hezekiah

1 A Note on approach

These represent the notes I made during my reading of the scriptural text for this lesson. It is not a lesson outline or a lesson plan but really notes about issues and questions that struck me as interesting during my reading. Consequently, the notes do not have a conclusion and very little mention of application. I like to let those things arise while I teach.

2 Hezekiah, Solomon, and the Chronicler 2.1 Solomon and the Chronicler

* Why does the Chronicler paint Hezekiah as a “new” Solomon (Note, he also seems to draw on David imagery as well)? 1 Wasn’t Solomon ultimately flawed? Didn’t the Lord anoint Jeroboam to take Solomon’s place?

* All the preceding are part of Solomon’s reign according to the author of Kings but are missing in Chronicles. Solomon is throughout an ideal or near ideal King. Israel is free from faction and strife during his reign(2 Chr 8-10). There is no mention of forced labor (1 Kings 9:11-16) or Solomon’s unauthorized marriages to foreign woman, the building high places for his wives, or the anointing of Jeroboam in his place (1 Kings 11:1-38).

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