The book Of The Bible 2 Kings
The Second Book of Kings is a continuation of 1 Kings and picks up on the narrative following King Ahab’s death. The work and interventions of Elijah, Elisha, and Isaiah are interwoven into the story line. The eventual demise of the kings of Israel and Judah are narrated in this book. Despite the reform of King Josiah, the kingdom of Judah also succumbs eventually to the powerful King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.
These events were interpreted in light of the Deuteronomistic History that the people of Israel would only flourish if they and their leaders remained faithful to God. Selected passages from 2 Kings are read in the liturgy from Wednesday of the Eleventh Week of Year II through Friday of the Twelfth Week. The story of the healing of the leprosy of Naaman the Syrian by Elisha and the raising of the son of the Shunammite woman by Elisha are read during the season of Lent each year.