2 Kings 8: Righteousness amid Great Wickedness

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 114


Elisha’s continued kindnesses to the Shunammite woman whose son he raised from the dead is told in 2 Kings 8. Chapter 8 also contains some brief explanations of the changes in leadership in Syria, Israel, and Judah. The writer helps us realize that these countries were led by wicked men who led the people to greater wickedness.