2 Kings 20: More About Hezekiah

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 117

In 1 Kings 20 we read about a time when Hezekiah was close to death. He prayed in faith that he might live a few more years, and the Lord gave him his desire. Chapter 20 also tells how Hezekiah showed the king of Babylon the treasures in the temple. Isaiah said this was a mistake because in future years the Babylonians would remember the great riches inside the temple, come to conquer Jerusalem, and take away those precious things.