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Who was Sisera?
commander of the Canaanite army under Jabin
What happened to Sisera?
Yahweh handed Sisera over to a woman, Jael, who drove a peg through his temple
Jerubbaal is another name for which of the judges?
Who is the usurping king in Judges who gets killed by having a millstone dropped on his head?
Abimelech (son of Gideon; had his seventy half-brothers killed to gain throne of Ephraim)
In connection with which judge is the word "Shibboleth" used to detect foes?
Jephthah; they distinguish foes as those who cannot pronounce the "sh" with their dialect
"If ye had not ploughed with my heifer, ye had not found [it] out." Who is the heifer?
the "heifer" is Samson's wife, a Phillistine
"If ye had not ploughed with my heifer, ye had not found [it] out." What was found out?
the answer to Samson's riddle: "what is sweeter than honey? and what is stronger than a lion?"
In which tribal territory is Gibeah, where the gang rape of the concubine occurs (end of Judges)?
Whose mother is Hannah?
Why does the priest at Shiloh think Hannah is mad or drunk?
Because she "spake in her heart, only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard."
Explain what is ironical about Eli addressing Samuel thus: "What is the thing that Yahweh hath said unto thee? I pray thee hide it not from me."
The dramatic irony of this passage lies in the fact that Yahweh has just pronounced to Samuel his grave judgment on the house of Eli (that all its members shall die in their prime)
What is the immediate result when the Philistines carry the ark "into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon"?
When the people of Ashdad rise the next morning, the figure of Dagon has fallen on his face before the ark of Yahweh
What genealogical connection makes Rachel, at whose tomb Saul finds his lost donkeys (Sam. 10:2), particularly relevant to Saul and his annointing?
Saul is of the tribe of Benjamin, and Benjamin was one of the two sons born to Rachel in Genesis.
What physical trait makes Saul stand out among other Israelite men?
He's tall; "from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people"
What two acts of disobedience cause Yahweh to remove his spirit from Saul?
In 1 Samuel 13, Saul impatiently offers up the burnt offering before Samuel arrives; in 1 Samuel 15, Saul goes against God's orders and spares the king and sacrifical animals of the Amalekites.
What Philistine city is Goliath from?
Approximately how tall is Goliath?
"six cubits and a span," which is over nine feet tall
Which of Goliath's armaments does David later take from the shrine at Nob when he flees from Saul?
Goliath's sword
What is David's relationship with Saul's daughter Michal?
They are in love and marry; later, Michal protects David against Saul by pretending he is in bed when he has fled. She is given away, but David later reclaims her when he ascends to the throne of Judah
What is David's relationship with Saul's son Jonathan?
Jonathan loves David "as his own soul;" he protects David against Saul in Saul's angry and jealous pursuits.
What is the reason David gives (twice) for sparing Saul when he might have killed him?
Says, "for who can stretch forth his hand against Yahweh's annointed, and be guiltless?"
Who goes to consult the witch at Endor, and what does he ask her to do?
Saul; he asks her to call up the ghost of the prophet Samuel
"Thy love to me was wonderful,
passing the love of women.
How are the mighty fallen,
and the weapons of war perished!" Who speaks this lament?
"Thy love to me was wonderful,
passing the love of women.
How are the mighty fallen,
and the weapons of war perished!" To whose love do the verses refer?
Jonathan, son of Saul
"Thy love to me was wonderful,
passing the love of women.
How are the mighty fallen,
and the weapons of war perished!" Who are "the mighty?"
Saul and Jonathan
Whom does Joab serve as captain?
Whom does Abner serve as captain?
What causes David to curse his wife (Saul's daughter) with childlessness?
She rebukes him for dancing partly unclothed in a public procession before the Lord.
What is Yahweh's response, and through whom is it made, when David offers to build a temple for him?
Yahweh's response, made through Nathan, is that he has dwelt in tents since he brought the Israelites out of Egypt; he tells David that his offspring "shall build an house for my name."
By what means is David made to realize that he has "sinned against Yahweh" in his adultery with Bathsheba?
Nathan tells him a parable of a man who prepares the poor man's ewe instead of his own cattle for a traveler, and David ironically pronounces his own judgment that the man deserves to die.
By whom is Tamar raped?
her brother Amnon
By whom is Tamar avenged?
her brother Absalom
How are the two men involved in the story of Tamar related?
Amnon and Absalom are brothers, both sons of David.
Indicate briefly the roles of Ahithophel and Hushai in King David's history.
Ahithophel, a counselor of David, abandoned David to aid Absalom's efforts against him; David sent Hushai the Arkite to pretend to serve Absalom and to confuse the advice Ahithophel gives him. He succeeds in doing so.
Bible suicides are rare. Samson's is one, and three more occur in the books of Samuel. Whose are they?
Saul, Saul's armorbearer and Ahithophel
Who is Solomon's mother?
Which of David's sons is also called Jedediah?
Solomon (it means, "beloved of Jehovah")
When Yahweh first appears to Solomon at Gibeon, what gift does Solomon ask of him?
"an understanding heart to judge thy people;" wisdom
What is the chief object of the Queen of Sheba's visit to Solomon?
to "prove him with hard questions," testing his wisdom
What do these three names from Solmon's history have in common: Milcom, Astarte, Chemosh?
they are "abominations," gods of the other nations that he seeks to rid the worship of
How is this action interpreted: Saul tears off part of Samuel's skirt
"the Lord hath rent (torn) the Kingdom of Israel from thee this day"
How is this action interpreted: David cutting off the skirt of Saul's robe
a sign of David's mercy, for the Lord had delivered Saul into his hands; David could have ended Saul's reign but did not because Saul is God's "annointed"
How is this action interpreted: the prophet tearing his new garment into pieces and giving ten of them to Jeroboam
the Lord is going to tear the kingdom out of Solomon's hand, giving Jeroboam 10 tribes
When the rebel Jeroboam forms the northern kingdom of Israel, he also establishes new shrines containing golden calves. Besides its idolatry, what part of his announcement conflicts with the tradition of Moses? "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt."
Defies the commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
Who is Ahab's wife and why do the Deuteronomists consider her wicked?
Jezebel; because she turned Ahab away from Yahweh to the worship of her god, Baal
Name (or locate) the mountain where Elijah performs his miracle against the priests of Baal.
Mount Carmel
To what mountain does Elijah flee, where he contemplates suicide and then hears the "still, small voice"?
Mount Horeb (Sinai)
What did Elisha ask from Elijah when Elijah died?
Elisha asks that "a double portion" of Elijah's "spirit be upon" him.
What was the sign that Elisha's request of Elijah was granted?
The cloak that falls from Elijah allows Elisha to divide the waters of the Jordan
Name THREE miracles done either by Elijah or Elisha
1) Elisha "heals" the waters of Jericho; 2) Elijah (and Elisha) strike the Jordan w/ a cloak and divide it; 3) Elijah conjures up the Lord to set the wet sacrifice on fire (the "fire fell" from above).
What great discovery is made when King Josiah is repairing the temple?
The "Book of the Law"
Who is the Babylonian king who conquers Jerusalem? At what date (give or take three years) does he destroy the Temple and deport the remainder of the southern kingdom?
Nebuchadnezzar; on the seventh day of the fifth month in the 19th year of his rule (approx. 586 B.C.E.).
What is the capital of the northern kingdom?
Approximately when is Jerusalem conquered?
in the eleventh year of Zedekiah's reign; approx. 597 b.c.e.
Whose deaths divide the two books of Samuel?
Saul & Jonathan
Whose deaths occur (a) in chapter 1 of 1 Kings, and (b) in chapter 2 of 2 Kings
(a) no one dies in 1 of 1 Kings, but in chapter 2, David dies; (b) in chapter 2 of 2 Kings, Elijah dies.