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The 2nd major section of the Old Testament that includes Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. Meant to serve as cautionary tales.
Theme of Historical Books
How the covenant is broken repeatedly
Book of Joshua
Focuses on the conquest and settlement of the Promised land.
Book of Judges
A series of short accounts about charismatic leaders accomplishing God's will despite their flaws
(Old Testament) Moses' successor who led the Israelites into the Promised Land
Female judge and prophets that started a war against the Canaanites
Judge of Israel, defeated Midianites with 300 men; later destroyed an altar of Baal.
Strong judge (Nazarite) due to his long hair; wife Delilah betrays him; the most morally flawed of the judges. Killed by the collapse of a temple that he caused.
First Book of Samuel
Samuel anoints Saul as king, who fails, which leads to Samuel anointing David as the second king.
A Levite priest, the last of the Judges, and the man chosen by God to anoint a king for Israel.
First king of Israel; starts off well but disobeys God and arrogantly causes his own downfall
Second king of Israel; talented harpist; defeated Goliath; assassinated Uriah so that he could marry his wife, which leads to the slow downfall of his family.
Saul's son and David's best friend
A prophet. One of David's chief advisors.
Wife of Uriah, a Hittite soldier working for King David, her adultery with David caused David to murder her husband and evoked the denunciation of the prophet Nathan. She becomes the mother of Solomon.
Bathsheba's husband who was sent to die in battle
David's son who rebelled and drove David from Jerusalem
Second Book of Samuel
David becomes God's most faithful king, but then rebels, resulting in the slow destruction of his family and kingdom.
First Book of Kings
Solomon succeeds his father David as king and builds the Temple, which leads to the split of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, which are ruled by a series of good and bad kings.
Second Book of Kings
Elisha succeeds as the main prophet of Israel, but his message of repentance is ignored and the people of Israel are exiled by the Babylonian Empire.
Son of David and king of Israel noted for his wisdom who built the Temple.
The great prophet who challenged the pagan rulers of Israel. He was taken up to Heaven in a fiery chariot.
Elijah's devoted disciple, who continued his mentor's mission in Israel
Southern Kingdom based in Jerusalem
The Northern Kingdom based in Samaria
Empire that conquered Israel
Period of history when the Babylonians forced most of the inhabitants of Judah to migrate to Babylon
A Moabite widow, she pledges herself to the God of Israel in order to help a family member.
Female judge and prophet who killed Sisera after offering him hospitality.
Covenant of David
As long as his people were faithful, David's line would rule forever. Shows that Messiah of the coming salvation will come through Davidic line.
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