Rabbi Barry Chesler: Return of the King(s): Melachim Bet, Second Book of Kings

Interwoven in the narrative about the kings of Israel and Judah are the stories about Elijah and Elisha. How do you explain them in a book about kings, when not all of the stories involving the prophets are about kings? Discuss the models of leadership favored by the Book of Kings, making reference to the comments about the kings of Israel, the kings of Judah, and the role of the prophets as exemplified by the stories about Elijah and Elijah.

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