Introduction to 2 Kings Chapter 16

This chapter contains the reign of Ahaz only, relates his idolatry, 2 Kings 16:1 his hiring the king of Assyria with the treasure of the temple, and his own, to assist him against the kings of Israel and Syria, who besieged him, 2 Kings 16:5, his seeing the altar of an idol at Damascus, the fashion of which he took, and ordered one like it to be built at Jerusalem, 2 Kings 16:10, his defacing and removing some things in the temple, 2 Kings 16:17, and the chapter is concluded with his death and burial, 2 Kings 16:19.