The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel
Deals with the life of Samuel, the reign of Saul and the rise of David; Israel is transformed from a loose federation of tribes to a powerful monarchy
The Books of 1 and 2 Kings
Covers a period of four centuries: from King David's death and King Solomon's reign to the exile in Babylon
A levite priest, the last of the Judges, and the man chosen by God to anoint a king for Israel.
Samuel's mother who was grieved at her own barrenness and prayed that she might have a son whom she would dedicate to the Lord's service
Saul's son and David's loyal friend
The priest who raises Samuel
Rebellious son of Eli, the High Priest; brother of Phineas
Uriah's wife with whom King David committed adultery and later married
Prophet who corrected King David after his afair with Bathsheba
Rebellious son of David
Birth place of David
David's army commander who kills David's son Absalom
Husband of Bathsheba and a soldier whom David placed on the frontline to get killed so he could marry Bathsheba
A servant of Solomon who led the revolt against Solomon's son Rehoboam
Solomon's son and heir. His pride caused all but 2 of the 12 tribes to rebel against him
First king of Israel
Capital of Israel
Capital city of Judah
Place of David's anointing as King
Jewish New Year
Jewish Day of Atonement- fasting and reflecting on one's sins
Celebrates the time the Jews spent in the Desert after the Exodus; also known as the feast of Tabernacles
Eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem during the time of the Maccabees; also know as the feast of Lights
A festival commorating the deliverance of the Jews in the days of Queen Esther
Festival of Passover, commemorating the liberation of the Israelites from captivity in Egypt
Jewish feast of Pentecost fifty days after Passover; celebrates Moses giving of the Ten Commandments to the Israelites; also called the feast of Weeks
Day of mourning the destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem
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