2 Kings 17

Assyria takes the N. Kingdom captive and settles foreigners in their place. The reasons for the N. Kingdom’s captivity are given. The settled foreigners combined idolatry with worship of the Lord.

  • Verses 14 and 40 serve as an accurate description of Israel.
  • Who did Israel “listen” to? Who did they “follow”? How did that affect what they were like? (cf. v. 15)
  • Why do you think the settled foreigners did what they did in verse 32? What does this say about how they viewed the Lord?