Elisha’s Restoration of a City’s Irrigation System (2 Kings 2:19-22)Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project
Elisha’s first major act is to cleanse the polluted well of the city of Jericho. The chief concern in the passage is agricultural productivity. Without a wholesome well, “the land is unfruitful.” By restoring access to clean water, Elisha makes it possible for the people of the city to resume the God-given mission of humanity to be fruitful, multiply and produce food (Genesis 1:28-30).
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Table of Contents
- Introduction to Samuel, Kings and Chronicles
- From Tribal Confederation to Monarchy: 1 Samuel
- The Golden Age of the Monarchy: 2 Samuel 1-24, 1 Kings 1-11, 1 Chronicles 13, 21-25
- David's Successes and Failures as King (2 Samuel 1-24)
- Solomon Succeeds David as King (1 Kings 1-11)
- From Failed Monarchies to Exile (1 Kings 11 - 2 Kings 25; 2 Chronicles 10-36)
- The Prophet Elisha’s Attention to Ordinary Work (2 Kings 2-6)
- Elisha's Restoration of a City's Irrigation System (2 Kings 2:19-22)
- The Southern Kingdom's March Toward Exile (1 Kings 11:41 - 2 Kings 25:26; 2 Chronicles 16 - 36)
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