Let me put up the link to the list of the kings of Judah and Israel one more time.
Today’s reading brings us to the end of the kings of Israel and to the Assyrian captivity. These chapters include some important history of Israel. After the Assyrians captured the people of Israel, they “imported” some new people into the land (See 2 Kings 17:24). After lions starting attacking them, they brought in an Israelite priest to show them the ways of the LORD. These nations adopted the LORD yet did not turn away from their former gods; 2 Kings 17:41 says, “These nations feared the LORD, yet served their carved images.” This was how the “Samaritans” came about whom the Jews had no dealings with (See John 4:9).
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan