2 Kgs 18:1-25:30

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  • 2 Kgs 19:11-15. The passage contrasts the view of the Assyrians, that all gods worshipped by the people of the different lands conquered by the Assyrian army, with the Israelite view that there is but one God. Other nations see their gods as purely local phenomena, regulating parts of the environment. The God of the Hebrews is conceived of as being the God Who created the universe entirely. Thus, He is of a different character than the other beings worshipped by human beings. The intent of the story seems to be to demonstrate that.

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  • 2 Kgs 18:4: What is Nehushtan (verse 4--see Num 21:8-9) and why was it destroyed?
  • Perhaps the reason the snake was destroyed was because people were worshiping the symbol rather than the reality behind it.

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