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Who was Ishbaal?
Ishbaal was one of the sons of King Saul who ruled the northern part of Israel. King David was fighting to take over the northern part of Israel so there was a long civil war. Seeing that Ishbaal would eventually lose the war, Ishbaal's own army beheaded him.
Why did David decide to live in Jerusalem?
David decided to live in Jerusalem because it was on the border between the faithful Jews in the south and the newly conquered northern tribes.
Why did David fail to bring the Ark of the covenant to Jerusalem for the first time?
David failed to bring the ark to Jerusalem for the first time because he witnessed his own companion die by wraith of God. His companion, Uzzah, disobeyed the rule that no one should touch the ark. David was in fear of God since that happened.
Why was David able to perform sacrifices and dress like a priest when his predecessor Saul had been punished for sacrificing?
When David made sacrifices before going into battle, he did this because he truly loved God and wanted to fight for him. Saul did not really love God and only made sacrifices because he felt he had to do it for God.
Why did David want to build a temple?
David wanted to build a temple for the ark because he felt badly that it was only housed in a tent while he lived in a beautiful house.
Who was Nathan?
Nathan was the prophet who David told his desire to build a temple for God.
List the 6 promises God made in his covenant with David.
The six promises of the covenant of David are:
"The Lord will make you a house"
God would establish a kingdom for David
David (actually his son) would build a temple for God
David's son would be adopted as God's own Son
God would never disown David's family line
David's dynasty would never end
According to 2579 of the CCC, how was David's prayer a model for the prayer of his people?
David loved God with his whole heart. His prayer is a model because David completely submitted to the will of God and David trusted God.
List the primary features of the Davidic covenant?
The 7 primary features of the Davidic covenant are:
David will have a kingdom.
The covenant is made with David's whole dynasty, not just with David.
When the son of David is anointed, he is adopted as God's own son.
The covenant is unlimited in time and space.
Jerusalem becomes the spiritual center of the world.
The temple is a architectural sign of the Davidic covenant.
David's son would be given the gift of wisdom to govern. Wisdom literature would be the new torah.
List the secondary features.
The secondary features of the Davidic covenant are:
The queen mother becomes an important figure.
The prime minister becomes an important feature in the government.
The sacrifice of thanksgiving becomes the most important liturgy at the temple.
What was the sign of the prime minister's office under the Davidic covenant?
The sign of the prime minister's office is the keys of the kingdom.
What is the Thank offering?
The thank offering is the unleavened bread and wine offered to God in thanksgiving for deliverance.
What is the difference between a kingdom and a nation?
The difference between a kingdom and a nation is that a kingdom is much grander and bigger than a nation.
What important new testament event takes place on Mount Zion?
Zion is where the upper room was, where Christ instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper.
How does this sign help us to recognize Peter as Christ's prime minister?
The keys help us to see Peter as Christ's prime minister because in Matthew 16: 19 Christ says, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loosed on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
What did Solomon choose when God offered him anything he wished for?
Solomon might have asked for anything: wealth, power, or even revenge on his enemies. Instead, he asked for the wisdom to govern the people God had set over him as king.
With what nation did Solomon make an important and unusual alliance by marriage?
Solomon made a marriage alliance with the pharaoh king of Egypt; he took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had finished building his own house and the house of the Lord and the wall around Jerusalem.
How many wives did Solomon have?
Solomon had 700 wives.
How many concubines?
Solomon had 300 concubines.
What did the number of Solomon's wives and concubines indicate?
They show that Solomon had intermarried with all the nations and that he had in some way extended his dominion to the ends of the earth.
How did Solomon draw other nations to God?
Solomon started the Davidic kingdom.
What was the ultimate purpose of the Davidic kingdom
The purpose of it was not to give the people of Israel power and glory, but to draw all peoples to God.
Give one reason why the books of Proverbs would contain quotes from other nation's writings.
One reason is that all wisdom is from God. A true believer never rejects wisdom, not matter where is it found.
Where did the craftsmen who built the temple come from?
The craftsmen were from Phoenicia.
At the dedication of the temple, who did Solomon pray for?
Solomon prayed for the people of Israel and the people of the world.
Who was allowed to worship in the temple?
The people of Israel and the Gentiles could worship there.
According to legend, what did Solomon's temple accomplish?
The temple was an architectural sign of their covenant with God, the place where God's glory dwelt among them.
What did tradition believe about the rock under Solomon's temple?
Tradition says that the rock under Solomon's temple was the place where Abraham prepared to offer Isaac as a sacrifice.
Into what sin did Solomon's wives lead him?
Solomon's wives led him to the sin of worshiping other gods.
Whose prophecy did King Solomon fill?
Solomon fulfilled King Samuel's prophecy.
What were the seeds of undoing for the empire of Solomon?
Solomon's high taxes and labor made him unpopular with his subjects. Pride and idolatry were the seeds of his undoing.
Who succeeded Solomon?
Rehoboam succeeded Solomon.
What favor did the people ask of Rehoboam's response and what did it cause?
The people asked Rehoboam if he could take some weight off their shoulders. The wise old men advised Solomon by saying, "If you will be a servant to this people today and serve them and speak good words to them when you answer them, then they will be your servants forever."
What happened in the rebellion?
In the rebellion the kingdom split. One tribe was loyal to the house of Davis but the other 10 tribes picked Jeroboam as their new king.
According to Abijah's prophecy, why was the northern part of the kingdom taken from Solomon's son?
The northern part was taken from Solomon's son because he was told that the division of the kingdom was God's doing.
How did Jeroboam try to keep the tribes under his control from turning back to Jerusalem?
Jeroboam kept the tribes under control by setting up golden calf for the tribes to worship.
How did God guide his people in times of bad kings?
God guided his people by giving Judah and Israel numerous prophets.
What is the point of the book of Jonah?
The book of Jonah gives us a good idea of how impossible it is to avoid God's call.
Why was Jonah on a boat to Tarnish?
God told Jonah to preach to the sinful people of Ninevah. When Jonah heard this, he did not like it and got on a boat to sail as far away from Ninevah as possible.
How long was Jonah in the belly of the fish?
Jonah was in the belly of a fish for 3 days.
What effects did Jonah's preaching have on Ninevah?
When Jonah preached at Ninevah, the whole place was completely converted and everyone believed in one God.
Why was Jonah angry when Ninevah repented?
Jonah was angry because he wanted the people of Ninevah to be punished for what they did in the past. He wanted to whole place to be smote.
Describe two miracles God worked through Elijah.
The first miracle God worked through Elijah was amazing. When Elijah met a poor woman and child with no food, he multiplied the little food they had left so that the family would never run out. The second miracle was just as important. To prove his God was real, he challenged the prophet to see which god was the greatest by seeing which god could light the calf on fire first. The priests of Baal prayed to their god but no fire came. Elijah prayed to God and his calf was lighted on fire.
What did Elijah do when Jezebel threatened his life?
Elijah ran for his life when Jezebel threatened him.
Where did Elijah have his vision of God?
Elijah had his vision from God on mount Sinai.
What did Elisha ask of Elijah?
Elisha asked Elijah if he could inherit a double share of Elijah's spirit.
What sign indicated Elisha had inherited Elijah's spirit?
Who was Hoshea?
Hoshea was the last king of Israel.
How long did it take for the Assyrian king to take over the city of Samaria?
It took the king 3 years.
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