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Key characters in 1 & 2 Kings
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received a promise that one of his sons would build God's House and his rule and kingdom would last forever
David's son who became king after him. He fell from his sin of idolatry being led astray by his foreign wives. His kingdom was divided into two: Israel rebelled from him, but Judah allowed his son and sons to rule over him.
Solomon's son. He angered the tribes of the north and kept only Judah in his kingdom.
first king of the northern kingdom, Israel. He built new alters, a new priesthood and new feasts for his two idols, He is the prototype of the bad kings of the north.
northern kingdom of the 10 tribes that rejected David's house as king.
southern kingdom of the one tribe that kept David's house as king. Jerusalem is the capitol city and home of the temple
solomon established in Jerusalem a temple to be God's dwelling place in Israel. It is destroyed a the end of the book by the Babylonians.
David's city and home of the Temple and the throne of David's son is destroyed at the end of the book by the Babylonians.
Ahab and Jezebel
king and queen of Israel. They introduced the worship of Ba'al to Israel and are the exemplars of what a king and queen should not be and do. Through intermarriage into their family, the kings of Judah and the line of David will be threatened, although God overcomes it.
the prototype of the prophet who spoke against the kings of Israel. He did not die and was carried away to God in a fiery chariot outside of the promised land.
the prophet who surpassed Elijah by doing twice as many miracles and re-entering the promised land. He also stood up to the Kings and was used by God to speak against the kings' evil.
the powerful nation that eventually conquered the northern kingdom and sent them into exile. They were unable to conquer Hezekiah and Judah, being overturned miraculously by God.
the king of Judah when the northern kingdom was wiped out by Assyria. He was faithful to Moses's book and the word of the prophet Isaiah. His faithfulness delayed the exile until after his lifetime.
the son of Hezekiah and king of the south who sinned so greatly that God promised to send Judah into exile
the king of Judah who overturned Manesseh's idolatrous worship and delayed God's wrath through repenting to the words of Moses's book that he recovered. He reestablished the Passover and delayed God's exilic judgement, but he could not overturn God's wrath in the exile that would befall the kings after him.
the powerful nation that conquered Judah, destroyed the temple, Jerusalem and sent David's sons and Judah into and exile.
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