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SAB: 2 Chronicles

Dwindling in Unbelief
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2 Chronicles 22

22:1 And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned. (22:1) "The inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest."
In 2 Chr 21:14, God told Jehoram (via Elijah's letter) that he would smite his sons, which he did by getting the Arabians to do it for him.
God's 123rd Killing

(22:2)
"Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign."
Jehoram was 32 years old when he began to reign and he reigned for eight years and then died (2 Chr.21:20). After his death, his youngest son Ahaziah began to reign at the age of 42. So the son (Ahaziah) was two years older than his father!
How old was Ahaziah when he began to reign?

22:2 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.
22:3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.
22:4 Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab: for they were his counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction.
22:5 He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramothgilead: and the Syrians smote Joram.
22:6 And he returned to be healed in Jezreel because of the wounds which were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was sick.
22:7 And the destruction of Ahaziah was of God by coming to Joram: for when he was come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom the LORD had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab. (22:7-9) God appoved of Jehu's massacre of the families of Ahab and Ahaziah.

(22:7a) "The destruction of Ahaziah was of God."
God's 124th Killing

(22:7b) "Jehu ... whom the LORD had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab."
God told Jehu to kill everyone in the house of Ahab (and then later condemned him for it (Hosea 1:4)).
Did God commend or condemn Jehu for the killings at Jezreel?

(22:8) "When Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab, and found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that ministered to Ahaziah, he slew them."

(22:9) "And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him, they buried him."

22:8 And it came to pass, that, when Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab, and found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that ministered to Ahaziah, he slew them.
22:9 And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him, they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom.
22:10 But when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal of the house of Judah.
22:11 But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest, (for she was the sister of Ahaziah,) hid him from Athaliah, so that she slew him not.
22:12 And he was with them hid in the house of God six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.

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Dwindling in Unbelief
God's 123rd Killing: God kills Jehoram's sons (2 Chronicles 22:1)
Jehu killed 42 of Ahaziah's family (and God approved of this killing) (22:8)
God's 124th Killing: The confusing life and death of Ahaziah (of Judah) (22:6-9)

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