As you read through these occurrences in 1 Kings 1-4, the saying “the truth is stranger than fiction” seems appropriate. These were some difficult times, many nations were ruled by wicked people, but God’s prophets (Elijah and Elisha) were not afraid to confront what God lead them to deal with.
I hope you read these chapters; I would love to hear any insights anyone has.
Below is a link to a chart showing the kings of Judah and Israel. It’s nice to check it as you read; it will help you see when each king reigned in relation to the others.
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