He was the first king of Israel. Good at first but became self-reliant and engaged in necromancy, God rejected him and chose another king
He ruled for about 40 years and was deemed a good king who began the construction of the Temple and made it a place for the Ark of the Covenant
He was the son of David and is known for his wisdom and his many harems. He allowed the marriage of Jews with people from other pagan religions which led to idolatry in the nation of Israel. He completed the building of the Temple.
What happened to the kingdom after solomon died?
It divided into two kingdoms The Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kingdom
What was the Northern Kingdom called?
What was the Southern Kingdom called?
When and who was the Northern Kingdom conquered by?
Assyrians 722 BC
When and who was the Southern Kingdom conquered by?
Babylonians in 587 BC
Before the Israelites were ruled by kings who were they ruled by?
How long were the Israelites captives in Babylon?
Who allowed the Jews to return from Babylon and when?
The Persian King Cyrus allowed the Jews to return after the Persians defeated Babylon in 533 BC
Why was King Cyrus important?
He freed and helped the Jews rebuild their Temple after conquering the Babylonians
Why is Judas Maccabeaus important?
He fought for liberation against the Greeks and won in what is called the Maccabean Revolt
Who was Pompeii?
He was the Roman general who conquered Palestine and Jerusalem in 63 BC. He also conquered the Greeks.
What happened in 70 AD?
The Jews revolted against the Romans which led to the destruction of the second Temple
a style of writing
a formal statement of religious belief, sometimes functions as a prayer
a chronological narration of events
the story with a moral that uses animals that act like human beings
a story that tells the cause of something
a story in which the various parts of a story stand for deeper realities; an extend comparison in which the detail of a story stand for deeper realities
a story a moral but is not literally true
a rule of conduct or standard behavior
an inspired utterance made by a prophet expressing God's will
a story of a person's life
a highly graphic and symbolic form of writing
this author uses the name Yahweh, has an earthy style, he presents God as if he were human (anthropomorphic) giving God human traits and qualities; God is close to man
this author is concerned with prophecy, he presents God as being distant, he uses the name Elohim for God
concerned about morality and the law, uses the name Yahweh for God
concerned with the Temple, its rituals, sacrifices, genealogy, census list, God can be approached through mediators who are his representatives
2 Historical Books
2 Wisdom Books
2 Prophetical Books
What may we not understand about the Bible?
We may not understand the circumstances in which the Bible was written or the meaning intended by the authors
What is tradition?
It is the oral preaching of the Apostles that has been handled by the Bishops (doctrine, liturgy)
What is magisterium?
The Church's magisterium is its official teaching voice or office, it is comprised of the Bishop an the Pope
What is salvation history?
It is the story of God's actions and the people's responses over many centuries as recorded in the Bible
What is Pre-History?
1050 BC - 100 AD calling of Abraham and the Death of the last Apostle
What was the Biblical Period?
2000 BC - 100 AD
What do 3, 7, and 12 mean?
Perfection and completeness
What does 40 mean?
a long time
What does "Take up Your Cross" mean?
take up your difficulty and deal with it the way Christ would have you