Tomb of the Kings of Israel

Religion: Studying 2 Chronicles: Joash, Hezekiah, Manessah and Josiah Part 2

The love of Israel to their God, YHWH, was so much like a yo-yo. Up and down. Just a few chapters back, in 2 Chronicles 23, we see the Passover Festival commences after a long silence. Then it stops again. Why? What was happening? And how long was this span between Passover celebrations from Joash to Josiah?

Joash, Manasseh, Hezekiah and Josiah, good kings of Israel

Religion: Studying 2 Chronicles: Joash, Hezekiah, Manessah and Josiah

it is so disappointing to read how these godly young men lose their senses later in life and go astray. They fall in love with themselves and what their fleshly hands have established, their worth in this world, earthly pleasures, etc. It is really all bagged up in 1 John 2:16, “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.”

Who Are the Sepharic Jews

Sephardim

The story goes like this. Nebuchadnezzar destroys Jerusalem and devastates the tiny nation of Israel. The people flee. Many from the house of King David land in Iberia. They establish for themselves a life and begin to blend with the others who found their way to this historic peninsula. The Arabs, Berbers, Phoenicians, Visigoths. And…