OT Exam 3
|What led to the fall of the kingdom?|| 1. People of Israel worshiped other Gods (Idolatry)|
2. The Syria-Ephaimaitic War
3. Assyria forced Israel into exile
|Wicked kings of the N. Kingdom|| 1. Ahab and Jezebel were the wicked kings of |
2. Opposed by Elijah for being wicked
|Two good kings of the S. Kingdom and|| 1. Hezekiah- Did what was right in the eyes of the Lord|
2. Josiah- The Last Great Godly King. Known for reforms and the finding of the book of the Law.
|Date of the finding of the Book of the Law||622 bc|
|1&2 Chronicles Title|| Hebrew- "The words of the days" or "The events"|
Greek- "The things omitted"
|1&2 Chronicles Author|| Traditionally- anonymous|
|1&2 Chronicles 2 Emphases|| 1. The centrality of the temple being vital|
2. The role of the priest and Levites being legitimized
|Ezra/Nehemiah key events||539 B.C.-Babylonians overthrown by the Persians|
538 B.C.-Decree of Cyrus (Jews allowed to return home). "Edict of Cyrus" allows Jews to return to homeland.
534 B.C.-Construction begins on temple. (Started by Ezra)
520 B.C.-Construction restarted on the temple 516 B.C.-Temple completed
458 B.C.-Ezra comes to Jerusalem
445 B.C.-Nehemiah comes to Jerusalem and begins to rebuild the walls around the city.
|Erza/Nehemiah 3 Returns||1st Return- Sheshbazzar was the Prince of Judah and Zerubbabel was the leader in the rebuilding. Temple is rebuilt. (Ezra)|
2nd Return-Ezra leads a revival. Start of scribism. Emphasis on laws and purity of the nation.
3rd Return-Nehemiah leads the rebuilding of the walls to provide security for the city.
|Ester Major Characters|| Ester- Queen|
Ahaserus (Xerxes) - King
Mordecai- Ester's cousin
Haman- high Persian official
|Feast of Purim||Celebration for the deliverance from Haman's plat to kill all the Jew's (Ester 3:7)|
|Ester Theological Implications|| 1. God would not let His people be destroyed. His car never wavers.|
2. The sovereignty of God and How he works to accomplish his purpose
3. God has a purpose/plan for all of our lives
|Five Poetry Books||Job, Psalm, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs|
|Job Statement||Contains the problem of suffering|
|Psalm Statement||Contains the meditations and expressions of the heart concerning matters of life and faith|
|Proverbs Statement||Contains wisdom for daily living|
|Ecclesiastes Statement||Contains contemplative questions regarding the search for the meaning of life|
|Song of Songs Statement||Contains poems rejoicing in the love of a man and a woman|
|Jobs meaning|| - "hostile" which relates to Job's attitude towards God.|
-"repent" or "penitent", associated with the Aramaic root
-"Father" and that it expresses the question of "Where is Father?"
|Psalms Title|| Greek- "Psalmoi" music of string instruments|
Hebrew- "Tehillim" praises
English- Pslams or Psalter