|CHAPTER 1 - AHAB, KING OF ISRAEL|
Three Years' Famine in Israel - Elijah meets Obadiah and Ahab - The Gathering on Mount
Carmel - the Priests of Baal - Description of their Rites - Elijah prepares the Sacrifice
- The Answer by Fire - Israel's Decision - Slaughter of the Priests of Baal - The Cloud
not bigger than a Man's Hand - Elijah runs before Ahab to Jezreel
Different Standpoint of the Old and the New Testament - analogy between Elijah and
John the Baptist - Jezebel threatens Elijah's Life - The Prophet's Flight - His Miraculous
Provision - Analogy between Moses and Elijah - Elijah at Mount Horeb - The Divine Message
and Assurance to Elijah - Call of Elisha.
General effect of Elijah's Mission - The Two Expeditions of Syria and the Twofold
Victory of Israel - Ahab releases Ben-hadad - The Prophet's Denunciation.
The Vineyard of Naboth - Murder of Naboth - The Divine Message by Elijah - Ahab's
|CHAPTER 5 - AHAB AND AHAZIAH, (EIGHTH AND NINTH) KINGS OF ISRAEL.|
JEHOSHAPHAT, (FOURTH) KING OF JUDAH.
The Visit of Jehoshaphat to Ahab - The Projected Expedition against Ramoth-Gilead -
Flattering Predictions - Micaiah - The Battle of Ramoth-Gilead - Death of Ahab.
|CHAPTER 6 - JEHOSHAPHAT, (FOURTH) KING OF JUDAH.|
The Reproof and Prophecy of Jehu - Resumption of the Reformation in Judah -
Institution of Judges and of a Supreme Court in Jerusalem - Incursion of the Moabites and
their Confederates - National Fast and the Prayer of the King - Prophecy of Victory - The
March to Tekoa - Destruction of the Enemy - The Valley of Berakhah - Return to Jerusalem.
|CHAPTER 7 - JEHOSHAPHAT, (FOURTH) KING OF JUDAH, AHAZIAH AND
(JEHORAM) JORAM, (NINTH AND TENTH) KING OF ISRAEL |
The Joint Maritime Expedition to Ophir - Ahaziah's Reign and Illness - The proposed
Inquiry of Baal-zebub - The Divine Message by Elijah - Attempts to Capture the Prophet,
and their Result - Elijah appears before the King - Death of Ahaziah - Accession of Joram
- The Ascent of Elijah - Elisha takes up his Mantle
|CHAPTER 8 - ELISHA THE PROPHET|
Return to Jericho - Healing of the Waters of Jericho - Judgment on the Young Men at
Bethel - Settlement in Samaria
|CHAPTER 9 - JEHOSHAPHAT, (FOURTH) KING OF JUDAH - JORAM, (TENTH) KING
The Allied Expedition against Moab - The Moabite Stone - Lessons of its Inscription -
The March through the Wilderness of Edom - Want of Water - Interview with Elisha - Divine
Deliverance - Defeat of Moab - The Siege of Kir-haraseth - Mesha offers up his Son -
Withdrawal of the Allies.
|CHAPTER 10 - THE MINISTRY OF ELISHA AS THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE LIVING GOD IN ISRAEL |
The Prophet's Widow and her Miraculous Deliverance - The Shunammite and Elisha - The
God-given Child - His Death and Restoration to Life - Elisha at Gilgal - "Death in
the Pot" - The Man from Baal-Shalisha - God's sufficient and unfailing Provision for
Illustration and Confirmation of Biblical History from the Assyrian Monuments - The
Deliverance of Syria through Naaman - Naaman's Leprosy and Journey to Samaria - Elisha's
Message to Joram and to Naaman - Naaman's Healing and Twofold Request - Gehazi's Deceit
Two Wonderful Manifestations of God's Presence with His Prophet: The Interposition on
behalf of "the Sons of the Prophets" by the banks of Jordan, and that in the
deliverance of Elisha at Dothan - Influence of Elisha's Ministry - The Syrians led blinded
into Samaria - The Conduct of the King and of the Prophet.
Siege of Samaria by the Syrians - Terrible Straits and Tragedy in the City - The King
sends to slay Elisha, but arrests his Messenger - Announced Deliverance, and Judgment on
the Unbelieving "Lord" - The Discovery by the Four Lepers - Flight of the
Syrians - Relief of Samaria - The Unbelieving trodden to Death in the Gate.
|CHAPTER 14 - CLOSE OF ELISHA'S PUBLIC MINISTRY: THE BEGINNING OF
The Shunammite on her Return from Philistia restored to her Property - Elisha's Visit
to Damascus - The Embassy of Hazael - Prediction of Future Judgment - The Murder of
Ben-hadad and accession of Hazael.
|CHAPTER 15 - JEHORAM AND AHAZIAH, (FIFTH AND SIXTH) KINGS OF JUDAH
JORAM, (TENTH) KING OF ISRAEL |
Accession of Jehoram - Murder of the Royal Princes - Introduction of the service of
Baal in Judah - Revolt of Edom - And of Libnah - The Writing from Elijah - Incursion of
the Philistines and Arabs - Death of Jehoram - State of Public Feeling.
|CHAPTER 16 - JORAM AND JEHU, (TENTH AND ELEVENTH) KINGS OF ISRAEL
AHAZIAH, (SIXTH) KING OF JUDAH|
Accession of Ahaziah - Character of his Reign - Expedition of Joram and Ahaziah
against Hazael, and taking of Ramoth-Gilead - Joram returns Wounded to Jezreel - Visit of
Ahaziah - Jehu anointed King - March on Jezreel - Joram killed - Death of Ahaziah -
Jezebel killed - Fulfillment of the Divine sentence by Elijah.
|CHAPTER 17 - JEHU, (ELEVENTH) KING OF ISRAEL ATHALIAH, (SEVENTH)
QUEEN OF JUDAH |
Murder of the "Sons" of Ahab and Joram - Destruction of the adherents of
Ahab in Jezreel - March on Samaria - Slaughter of the "Brethren" of Ahaziah -
Jehonadab the son of Rechab - Meaning of the Rechabite movement - The Feast of Baal at
Samaria - Destruction of the Worshippers - Character of the Reign of Jehu - Decline of the
Northern Kingdom - Commencing Decline of the Southern Kingdom.