Welcome to BibleBum where we are exploring the entire Bible in one year to better learn how to follow God’s instructions and discover the purpose for our lives. The BibleBum blog uses The One Year Chronological Bible, the New Living Translation version. At the end of each day’s reading, Rob, a cultural history aficionado and seminary graduate, answers questions from Leigh An, the blogger host, about the daily scripture. To start from the beginning, click on “Index” and select Day 1.
2 Kings 25:27-30
Questions & Observations
Q. (Ezekiel 47:1-12): I assume that the river symbolizes God and from Him, comes life?
A. You got it. Even the Dead Sea, a symbol of death if ever there was one, comes alive by God’s power. I see this as another instance of resurrection imagery in this story: God can even bring dead seas back to life.
Q. (Ezekiel 47:21-23): Aren’t the Israelites still in Canaan? Why don’t they just use the same distribution of territory that they had before the destruction of Israel and Judah?
A. I honestly don’t have a good answer for that, but it probably comes from God’s desire to do something new.
Q. (2 Kings 25:27): What happened to Nebuchadnezzar?
A. As we read in Daniel (Babylonian historians don’t mention the years in question for Nebuchadnezzar’s rule, which could imply the loss of his sanity as the Bible suggests), he loses his mind, but is restored according to the story. He is not mentioned in the Bible again.