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Exploring the Bible Exam 2
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According to 1 Samuel 8:1-10:24, why do the people ask for a king?
Samuel was getting older. Sons wouldn't make good rulers (taking bribes/perverting justice). They wanted to be like the other nations.
What is the reason for God's rejection of Saul as King in 1 Samuel 13:13-14?
He didn't keep the command God gave him. He was disobedient. He fails to acknowledge the prophets role as divine messengers.
What is the reason for God's rejection of Saul as King in 1 Samuel 15?
He says that Saul has turned his back on Him. He has not followed the commandment. Saul admits his sins but feels no guilt. More worried about what the people will think.
Which YOUNGER brothers were chosen to carry out God's plans?
Joseph and Jacob.
What absolutely necessary component does Saul lack after 1 Samuel 16:14?
The Spirit of God departed from Saul
in 1 Samuel 16:18, David is called a "man of valor, a warrior." What does David now have that Saul lacks?
The Spirit of God is with David
How did David manage to kill Goliath?
He killed him with a sling and a stone, the Lord was with him so he succeeded.
Saul himself is killed and their bodies are mutilated and displayed on the wall of what Philistine city?
His armor was put in the temple of Ashtaroth and his body onto the wall of Beth-shan, which was in joseph-gilead.
Commander of Saul's army in the civil war
Saul's surviving son who inherits the Kingship
The tribe that rebelled against the house of Saul, with David as their leader.
David's headquarters while he rules over one tribe
Commander of David's army in the civil war
What event results in the acceptance of David's kingship by the other remaining tribes of Israel?
They realized that David was always the one to lead them out, that he brought in Israel, they knew that the Lord appointed him to be king over Israel.
What is the name of the city that David captured and made his permanent capital?
What is odd about 2 Samuel 11:1?
That the leader of Israel, David, didn't go out to war.
Is anything said about Bathsheba's feelings toward David?
She went with him because she couldn't refuse the King.
Why does David call Uriah home from battle?
He calls him home because he needed him dead so he could have his wife. Uriah refuses to go home and send a night with Bathsheba because he feels guilty that he's at home and his fellow soldiers are in battle.
How is David finally able to bring Bathsheba into his harem officially?
He murders Uriah, her husband.
Nathans condemning story to David
one rich and one poor man. The rich had very many flocks and herds. The poor had one little baby lamb who was basically one of his children. Traveler came and took the poor mans one lamb. David gets upset and wants to punish the traveler for taking the poor man's lamb and didn't feel bad. Nathan says David is the Traveler. He took Uriah's only wife even though He had many.
What is Davids response to Nathan's story?
He says that the thief should be killed. He doesn't realize yet that he is just like the traveler. Once he does, he repents.
What happens as a result of David's assassination of Uriah?
He is forgiven by God, but he still suffers consequences. "The child who is born to you shall die"
Solomon builds temple for the Lord at Mt. Moriah, what other thing happened here?
That is where God tested Abraham's faithfulness by telling him to kill Isaac.
Who does David choose to succeed him?
In 1 Kings 2:1-6, what does David really want Solomon to do about Joab?
To kill Joab as to clear Davids house of the guilt for the blood that he shed without cause.
Solomon's first political marriage results in?
An alliance with Egypt.
What is Solomon's prayer that pleases the Lord?
"Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil" He asks for understanding because he feels inadequate.
Story in 1 Kings 3:16-28
2 women give birth on the same day. One woman squished her baby while she was sleeping and killed it. She proceeds to swap the babies and takes the alive one. Were arguing infront of Solomon. Offers to cut the living boy in two so the women can share him, one woman offers the boy to the other, proving she has compassion and is the living boy's mother.
What role does the temple play with regard to prayer and effectiveness?
God dwells in the temple. It is a special place where his name is, a place toward which His eyes are opened. God is everywhere and can't be confined to one space.
What does the Lord promise in 1 Kings 9:1-9?
Put His name in the temple forever. Establish royal throne over Israel forever. His eyes and heart will be in the temple. Promise to cut off Israel from the land. Temple will be cast out of His sight and turned into a heap of ruins. Everyone will know the story of the temple and stay away from it. It will become a proverb and a byword of all people.
What does God promise Jeroboam in 1 Kings 11:29-39?
Tears the kingdom from Solomon because he didn't obey Him, but his son can keep 1 tribe because of the Davidic covenant. Jeroboam will reign over all that his soul desires and he will be king over Israel.
What is the difference between Rehoboam and Jeroboam?
Rehoboam: Took advice from bad counsel, was unjust but the Lord was working through him.
Jeroboam: King over Israel, draws people away from God and Rehoboam by constructing 2 golden calves for his people to worship.
What is the tribe of Jeroboam?
Israel. In the division, northern tribes go with him and his "house" and the tribe of Judah goes with Rehoboam.
Which "house" ends up in control of Jerusalem(the Davidic royal city)?
The house of Joseph.
Which "house" ends up in control of Shechem(site of covenant renewal ceremony) and Bethel(site of Jacobs dream ladder and the angels, and of Jacob's main alter)?
The house of David.
To what motivation does the biblical narrator attribute Jeroboam's setting up places of worship outside of Jerusalem?
He doesn't want them to return to the temple in Jerusalem and be back with God, which would lead to them killing him.
What are the symbols of God's presence in Jeroboam's worship centers?
The golden calves. Just like when Aaron constructed calves/idols for the people being led by Moses.
Positive things said about Jeroboam II?
He restored the border of Israel, God saved them by the hand of Jeroboam.
Negative things said about Jeroboam II?
Still committed the same sins as Jeroboam I
When did Amos deliver his prophecies?
Between the accession of Jeroboam II and the death of Uzziah, 2 years before the earthquake.
Why is God going to punish the Israelites for their sins? What gives him the right?
2 factors: 1) false ritualistic religion and 2) the accumulation of wealth at the expense of the poor. God is a jealous God. He has been faithful to Israel always and they disobeyed him.
Who has received the "secret" of the Lord's plans?
God is revealing His plans to Israel.
What is going to happen to the alter at Bethel and the fancy Israelite houses?
God was going to punish the alters at Bethel and the horns of the alter shall be destroyed. God was going to destroy, demolish the fancy houses.
What does God think about the Israelite's feasts, offerings and worship songs?
God hates their sinful feasts, offerings and songs because of their constant sinful conduct, pervasion of worship and absent justice/righteousness toward each other.
What is a plumb line?
a string with a weight attached at the end. Used to see if the walls are perfectly vertical.
What does the Lord observe when he puts a plumb line in the midst of the people of Israel?
The nation is far away from "true vertical" that the collapse can't be reversed. He declared that he will never pass by them again. High places of Israel will be desolate and the sanctuaries laid to waste.
In Amos 8, the Lord shows Amos a basket of summer fruit, what does that mean?
Summer fruit is the last of the harvest. Signifying that the summer has ended and Israel still is not saved.
Having read these portions of Amos, what assumptions are the Israelites making about the Lord and their relationship with Him?
Israelites expected a "Day of the Lord" when all of their enemies would be judged. That God would punish them because they are His people even thought the didn't act like it. They felt entitled to protection.
What assumption is Amos making? Where does he come up with these assumptions?
Amos knows judgement is coming and lets the people know specifically what is going to happen. He also told them what would happen to their enemies. He tells the Israelites that the are going to be held to a higher standard than their enemies. God revealed these things to Amos.
Origins of the Samaritians
Descendants of Jeroboam. King of Assyria brought over people.
What was wrong with the way the Samaritains worshiped God?
They feared the God of Israel but also served their own gods. "They do not fear the Lord, and they do not follow the statutes or the rules of the law or the commandment that the Lord commanded the Children of Jacob. "
Assyria made a treaty with Judah under King Ahaz. Why then did Assyria invade Judah during the reign of King Hezekiah? (2 Kings 18:7)
The Lord was with him wherever he went out. He rebelled against the king of Assyria, refused to serve him.
The place where the God of the Kingdom of Judah was worshiped.
religious leader responsible for temple worship
What does the high priest call the scroll that he brings to the king? (king Josiah)
The book of the Law. Referring back to Deut. It was concealed during the reign of Manessah. When Josiah is made aware, he rips his clothes in grief.
Today, when people "inquire of the Lord," they might seek guidance through prayer. However, Josiah's officials knew that they were being told to consult a prophet. Whom do they consult?
Huldah, a prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikuah son of Harhus, keeper of the wardrobe.
In 2 kings 23:2, what is the scroll called?
Changed to "the Book of the Covenant" instead of "The Book of the Law"
The final defeat of Judah takes place where?
Plains of Jericho, where the walls of the city fell down when Israel defeated Ai in Joshua,
When do the Babylonians destroy the temple?
Where do the last of the Judeans go voluntarily into exile?
Egypt..where they were enslaved before.
Note what the Lord says to Jeremiah in 1:5, when was Jeremiah chosen to be a prophet?
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the Nations"
Jeremiah 31:31-34, a new covenant is made. What is different about this one?
God puts the law within the people as opposed to the last one where he trusted to people to pass it down. Everyone will know God, it will be within them
God's promises to David
dynasty and legacy would last forever
According to your text book, two of the main charges the OT prophets brought against God's people were the charges of idolatry and social injustice, true or false?
This man was a farmer of sycamore tress when God called him to be a prophet. HE reprimanded the Israelites harshly concerning social injustice
God called this prophet to marry a woman named Gomar who was repeatedly unfaithful to him
Which prophet encountered king Ahab and Queen Jezebel?
Who was the last prophet of Israel?
Which prophet healed the Syrain man from leprosy?
Elijah challanged the prophets of which false god on Mt. Caramel?
This prophet was taken up by God in a whirlwind, this is how he left mortal life
What happened to the ten northern tribes of Israel after they were defeated by Shalmaneser's army?
They were scattered across many lands
Who was known as the reformer king of Judah?
Which prophet predicted the day that God would bestow God spirit on the people and they would prophesy in his name?
King at 8 years old. During his reign a priest discovered a long-forgotten copy of the book of the law, as a result this king ordered reform in Judah
Worst king in the history of Judah, killed Isaiah
Was Josiah a spiritually good king of Judah?
Peter referred to the prophesy of who at the Pentecost?
Which king reffered to a devastation of Locust on Judah?
The prophet Micah was sometimes called the "Democratic Prophet" because of his concern with the people on the street who suffered social injustice, true or false?
Last king of Judah?
Zedekiah, fled to exile
The book of James compares what two types of widsom?
Godly and Wordly
What books are in the wisdom literature?
Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Songs of Solomon
What is the mark of a foolish person?
Someone who rejects God and the need to believe in God.
One of the key concepts of Eccl. is what?
A wise man is marked by what?
Recognizing God and his place in Life.
How many Psalms are there?
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