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David and Solomon
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Who was the last of the Judges and chose a king from the house of Jesse?
Who did Samuel anoint to replace Saul as the new king of Israel?
David, a shepherd and Jesse's youngest son
Greatest king in the history of Israel in the Old Testament, and moderator of the Davidic/Zion Covenant
During the civil war, who did the tribe of Judah follow?
During the civil war, who did the northern part of Israel choose to follow?
The tribes that aligned with Ishbaal during the civil war against David
One of Saul's sons that was king of the northern tribes of Israel
First king of Israel, but did not obey God's commands
What city did David make the capital of Israel?
Jerusalem, "City of David"
Why did David make Jerusalem the capital city?
It was a city that existed on the border between Judah and the other tribes of Israel (neutral territory)
How did David make Jerusalem the political and religious center of Israel?
David brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem
Ark of the Covenant
A chest containing the Ten Commandments, brought to Jerusalem on the shoulders of the Levite priests
Priests of Israel responsible for carrying the Ark of the Covenant
What is David described as?
"Man after God's own heart"
What is David known for?
His submission to the will of God and his loving and joyful trust in God
How many psalms did David write? (approximately)
What types of psalms were they and what were they used for?
Psalms of praise, thanksgiving, and lament used for worship in the Temple
What was the Davidic Covenant?
The Davidic Covenant was designed to make the Israelites a nation of priests who would bring others to God
What are the seven main components of the Davidic Covenant?
Kingdom, dynasty, God's own son, unlimited, Jerusalem, the Temple, and wisdom
A family of rulers
Becomes the new spiritual center of the world and Zion is the central mountain
Who became the King of Israel after David?
What did Solomon ask God for?
David's son who inherits the covenant, builds the Temple, and is known for his wisdom
How did King Solomon continue his father's work or create an imperial Israel?
He built many political alliances through his many wives
What causes Solomon to drift away from God?
His many wives
What is the mission of the Kingdom of Israel?
To draw the whole world closer to God
Who built the Temple?
Gentiles, skilled Phoenician men sent by King Hiram of Tyre
How did King David prepare the way for the Temple?
He provided the land and the supplies
Belief in more than one god
What were King David's most significant accomplishments?
Choosing Jerusalem as the capital which unified the 12 tribes, defeating Goliath, worshipping God joyfully, and bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem
What were King Solomon's most significant accomplishments?
His wisdom drew other nations to God, his alliances extended Israel's influence over other nations, and built the Temple in Jerusalem
What were King David's greatest flaws/challenges?
He had an affair with Bathsheba, and he disobeyed a God's laws by lying, killing his friend, and adultery
What were King Solomon's greatest flaws/challenges?
Many wives led him and Israel away from God because they convinced him to build them temples for their false gods, and high taxes and forced labor made him an expressive king
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