Judge and prophetess. Name means "Mother of Israel." Identified as Israel's founder.
The Song of Deborah
Second oldest passage in the Bible.
Kills the Moabite King Eglon. The Israelites were rallied and invaded Moab and were successful.
Leads Israel to war against the Ammonites. Swears to God that he will sacrifice the first thing to come out of the gate when he gets home.
Nazarite who marries Philistine woman and wars against them when her family takes her back. Unclear whether or not he is a judge.
Betrayed by Delilah.
Makes deal with Philistines to find source of Samson's strength.
Last of the judges who anoints the first king of Israel. Son of Hannah. Replaces Eli.
First king of Israel. Anointed by Samuel. From the tribe of Benjamin. Kills himself.
Kills Goliath. Marries Saul's daughter Michal. Anointed by Samuel and becomes second king of Israel.
Son of Saul who dies in battle with him.
David's first capital.
Daughter of Saul who marries David.
Philistine warrior. Brought down by David who uses a sling. David then cuts off his head with his own sword.
Mushite Priest of Adonijah.
Proclaimed himself king after his father David. Opposed by Bathsheba and Solomon. Supported by his chief priest Abiathar and father's general over the people Israel, Joab.
Prophet who backs Solomon for king instead of Adonijah.
Most beautiful virgin in the kingdom brought to David. He cannot perform sexually with her, and can no longer be king.
Wife or Uriah the Hittite who David gets pregnant. Mother of Solomon.
Uriah the Hittite
Husband of Bathsheba who David orders Joab to send to the front lines and have the rest of the Israelite army retreat.
Aaronid priest of David and Solomon.
Son of David and Gesherite princess. Kills his brother Amnon who raped Tamar. Betrays David by sleeping with his 10 concubines.
Oldest son of David. Rapes his half sister Tamar and is killed by his brother Absalom.
Daughter of David. Full sister of Absalom. Raped by half brother Amnon.
Son of David and Bathsheba. Third King of Israel.
"Lord of the Flies" Deity worshipped in the Philistine city of Ekron.
Eldest son of Solomon. Becomes the King of Judah when Israel rebels.
Israelite officer from northern tribe who leads Israel's succession.
Husband of Jezebel. King of Israel during the time of the prophet Elijah.
Wife of King Ahab. Oppressed the prophets of YHWH.
Prophet during the time of King Ahab. Used for last public miracle at Mount Carmel.
Prophet who succeeded Elijah.
King of Babylonian empire who captured Judah and Jerusalem and sent the Jews into exile.
Founder of the Persian Empire who gave the Jewish exiles the right to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple. Conquered Babylon and Egypt.
Scribe, Aaronid Priest, and Jewish exile in Babylon. Appointed governor of Judah by the king of Persia.
Great king of Judah. Rebels against Assyrian emperor Sennacherib. Pushed religious centralization. Removes high places. Even destroyed the Nehushtan.
Assyrian Emperor who conquers Israel and most of Judah. Tries to take Jerusalem and defeat Hezekiah.
Used for last miracle in the Bible when he directs Hezekiah's shadow. Prophet.
Considered greatest king of all for Judah. Removes high places. King when Hilkiah finds a book of the Torah.
Mushite priest who finds a book of the Torah in the house of the Lord. Gives book to Shaphan to read to King Josiah.
Jewish girl taken by Ahasuerus King of Persia as a wife. Responsible for the salvation of the Jews from the hand of Haman.
Second in command to Ahasuerus. Convinces Ahasuerus to give him permission to destroy the Jews.
Uncle of Esther who refuses to bow down to Haman.
King of Persia who takes Esther as his wife.
Baruch ben Neriah
Scribe and disciple of the prophet Jeremiah.
Closely involved in the affairs of Ezra. Helps in rebuilding Jerusalem.
Egyptian king and supporter of Jeroboam. Captured Jerusalem, where he pillaged the temple and royal palace, and carried away Solomon's "shields of gold."
Prophet who went with the people down to Egypt after Gedaliah was assassinated.
Prophetess who is consulted concerning the book that Hilkiah finds. Prophesied the fall of Judah.
Owner of a vineyard that King Ahab desires. Killed under the orders of Jezebel.
Judge who leads Israel against Midianites. Asked to be king of Israel and refuses.
Jonathan son of Gershom
The first of the Danite Priesthood, and thought to be the grandson of Moses. (Thus, first of the Mushite priests.)
A type of forced labor. Solomon practiced this. (missim)
Leaders in early Israel. Leaders before the Israelite kings. Usually military leaders.
Like a local sanctuary. People could sacrifice there instead of at the temple.
What a duplicated story is called in the Bible.
Bronze snake made by Moses.
Also called the Wellhuasen hypothesis, holds that the five books of moses was derived from originally independent parallel and complete narratives and combined by a serious of redactors.
Deuteronomy + the next 6 books.
Prophet of Ahab.
Prophet of Jeroboam.
Prophet of Saul.
Prophet of David.
Prophet of Josiah.
Prophet of Hezekiah.
Prophet of Zedekiah.
General backing Adonijah. General of Israelite draft army.
General backing Solomon. General of professional army.
Where does Solomon banish Abiathar to?
Son of Saul who is king of Israel in the North while David is king in the South.
General of Ishbaal who helped David gain control of Israel. Killed by Joab.
Cheretites and Peletites
Two groups making up the professional army of David.
The last king of Judah.
Appointed governor over the Jews by Nebuchadnezzar. His assassination leads to the exile.
Prophet that went to Babylon during the exile.
First to call the first five the "Five books of Moses."
German scholar who proposed the seven book Deuteronomistic History.
Scholar who said Deuteronomistic History was written in 2 editions.