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Kills the Moabite King Eglon. The Israelites were rallied and invaded Moab and were successful.
Leads Israel to war against the Ammonites. Swears to God that he will sacrifice the first thing to come out of the gate when he gets home.
Nazarite who marries Philistine woman and wars against them when her family takes her back. Unclear whether or not he is a judge.
Betrayed by Delilah.
Kills Goliath. Marries Saul's daughter Michal. Anointed by Samuel and becomes second king of Israel.
Philistine warrior. Brought down by David who uses a sling. David then cuts off his head with his own sword.
Proclaimed himself king after his father David. Opposed by Bathsheba and Solomon. Supported by his chief priest Abiathar and father's general over the people Israel, Joab.
Most beautiful virgin in the kingdom brought to David. He cannot perform sexually with her, and can no longer be king.
Uriah the Hittite
Husband of Bathsheba who David orders Joab to send to the front lines and have the rest of the Israelite army retreat.
Son of David and Gesherite princess. Kills his brother Amnon who raped Tamar. Betrays David by sleeping with his 10 concubines.
King of Babylonian empire who captured Judah and Jerusalem and sent the Jews into exile.
Founder of the Persian Empire who gave the Jewish exiles the right to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple. Conquered Babylon and Egypt.
Scribe, Aaronid Priest, and Jewish exile in Babylon. Appointed governor of Judah by the king of Persia.
Great king of Judah. Rebels against Assyrian emperor Sennacherib. Pushed religious centralization. Removes high places. Even destroyed the Nehushtan.
Assyrian Emperor who conquers Israel and most of Judah. Tries to take Jerusalem and defeat Hezekiah.
Considered greatest king of all for Judah. Removes high places. King when Hilkiah finds a book of the Torah.
Mushite priest who finds a book of the Torah in the house of the Lord. Gives book to Shaphan to read to King Josiah.
Jewish girl taken by Ahasuerus King of Persia as a wife. Responsible for the salvation of the Jews from the hand of Haman.
Second in command to Ahasuerus. Convinces Ahasuerus to give him permission to destroy the Jews.
Egyptian king and supporter of Jeroboam. Captured Jerusalem, where he pillaged the temple and royal palace, and carried away Solomon's "shields of gold."
Prophetess who is consulted concerning the book that Hilkiah finds. Prophesied the fall of Judah.
Jonathan son of Gershom
The first of the Danite Priesthood, and thought to be the grandson of Moses. (Thus, first of the Mushite priests.)
Also called the Wellhuasen hypothesis, holds that the five books of moses was derived from originally independent parallel and complete narratives and combined by a serious of redactors.
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