Book of Kings

Ahaziah’s Age When He Became King - How old was Ahaziah when he became king? II Kings (8:26) states he was 22, while II Chronicles 22:2 writes 42. The latter seems to definitely be wrong since his father Jehoram was only 40 when he died (II Kings 8:17 &... More »
Elijah’s Ascent to Heaven - I’m trying to understand what exactly occurred when Elijah was taken up in a fiery chariot (II Kings 2:11). The Torah states that he was taken up to Heaven in a whirlwind. Was this a form of death? Elijah is mentioned... More »
King David's Character - I always thought that King David was a consummate Jewish hero. But lately I've heard various people disparaging his character. What's the story? More »
King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba - I just watched a program that claims that King Solomon had a child with the Queen of Sheba who was named Menalik. This Menalik was entrusted with the Ark of the Covenant from the Temple which is now hidden in Ethiopia.... More »
King Solomon’s Non-Jewish Wives - If the Torah forbids intermarriage, how could King Solomon have married Pharaoh’s daughter and other non-Jewish women? Does that imply that intermarriage was permitted until a later time in history? More »
The Lying Spirit Which Deceived Ahab - I Kings 22 records a very strange incident. Ahab wanted to go to battle in Ramot Gilad and all his prophets predicted he would succeed. But then another prophet comes and says that God sent a “lying spirit” to the... More »
The Torah’s “Rediscovery” in Josiah’s Time - I have heard the claim that we believe the Torah is true because millions witnessed the Revelation at Sinai and the Jews have remembered this event ever since. It is further impossible that such a story could have been... More »
Torah Source for Pi - I am a scientist and enjoy studying the Torah lessons found on Aish.com. But from a professional standpoint, I feel that scientific information is more accurate and reliable. Is that a valid... perspective? More »

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