Detailed outline of 2 Kings - Elijah, Elisha, Joram, Hezekiah, and Babylonian exile

  1. The Ministries of Elijah and Elisha during the Reigns of Ahaziah and Joram (1:1—8:15)
    1. Elijah in the Reign of Ahaziah (ch. 1)
    2. Elijah’s Translation; Elisha’s Inauguration (2:1–18)
    3. Elisha in the Reign of Joram (2:19—8:15)
      1. Elisha’s initial miraculous signs (2:19–25)
      2. Elisha during the campaign against Moab (ch. 3)
      3. Elisha’s ministry to needy ones in Israel (ch. 4)
      4. Elisha heals Naaman (ch. 5)
      5. Elisha’s deliverance of one of the prophets (6:1–7)
      6. Elisha’s deliverance of Joram from Aramean raiders (6:8–23)
      7. Aramean siege of Samaria lifted, as Elisha prophesied (6:24—7:20)
      8. The Shunammite’s land restored (8:1–6)
      9. Elisha prophesies Hazael’s oppression of Israel (8:7–15)
  2. Israel and Judah from Joram/Jehoram to the Exile of Israel (8:16—17:41)
    1. Jehoram of Judah (8:16–24)
    2. Ahaziah of Judah (8:25–29)
    3. Jehu’s Revolt and Reign (chs. 9–10)
      1. Elisha orders Jehu’s anointing (9:1–13)
      2. Jehu’s assassination of Joram and Ahaziah (9:14–29)
      3. Jehu’s execution of Jezebel (9:30–37)
      4. Jehu’s slaughter of Ahab’s family (10:1–17)
      5. Jehu’s eradication of Baal worship (10:18–36)
    4. Athaliah and Joash of Judah; Repair of the Temple (chs. 11–12)
    5. Jehoahaz of Israel (13:1–9)
    6. Jehoash of Israel; Elisha’s Last Prophecy (13:10–25)
    7. Amaziah of Judah (14:1–22)
    8. Jeroboam II of Israel (14:23–29)
    9. Azariah of Judah (15:1–7)
    10. Zechariah of Israel (15:8–12)
    11. Shallum of Israel (15:13–16)
    12. Menahem of Israel (15:17–22)
    13. Pekahiah of Israel (15:23–26)
    14. Pekah of Israel (15:27–31)
    15. Jotham of Judah (15:32–38)
    16. Ahaz of Judah (ch. 16)
    17. Hoshea of Israel (17:1–6)
    18. Exile of Israel; Resettlement of the Land (17:7–41)
  3. Judah from Hezekiah to the Babylonian Exile (chs. 18–25)
    1. Hezekiah (chs. 18–20)
      1. Hezekiah’s good reign (18:1–8)
      2. The Assyrian threat and deliverance (18:9—19:37)
      3. Hezekiah’s illness and alliance with Babylon (ch. 20)
    2. Manasseh (21:1–18)
    3. Amon (21:19–26)
    4. Josiah (22:1—23:30)
      1. Repair of the temple; discovery of the Book of the Law (ch. 22)
      2. Renewal of the covenant; end of Josiah’s reign (23:1–30)
    5. Jehoahaz Exiled to Egypt (23:31–35)
    6. Jehoiakim: First Babylonian Deportation (23:36—24:7)
    7. Jehoiachin: Second Babylonian Deportation (24:8–17)
    8. Zedekiah: Third Babylonian Deportation (24:18—25:21)
    9. Removal of the Remnant to Egypt (25:22–26)
    10. Elevation of Jehoiachin in Babylon (25:27–30)
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