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    given opportunities that only God could have created. Some individuals may have started out hanging with the crowd but at some point in their life, they were sent into a place of isolation almost as if they had vanished from the earth. A story, which describes another called person, is the story of Joash. Athaliah (the daughter of Israel’s King Ahab and Queen Jezebel) had married Jehoram (son of Judah’s King Jehoshaphat) to cement a treaty (2 Chronicles 18:1). Athaliah and Jehoram’s son was Ahaziah. Ahaziah became the 6th king of Judah and ruled for one year. Elisha anointed Jehu, an army commander, as the new king of Israel. Jehu proceeded to destroy the royal family of Israel. 2 Kings 10:1-17, records how he brutally wiped out all of old King Ahab’s descendants (including Ahab’s widow, Jezebel – 2 Kings 9:30-37). He also killed all of the prophets of Baal in Israel (2 Kings 10:18-35). He killed both Joram (king of Israel) and Ahaziah (king of Judah) –2 Kings 9:14-29. When King Ahaziah was killed, one of his sons should have become King of Judah. Instead, Ahaziah’s mother decided that she should be queen. She tried to kill all of her own children and grandchildren so that they would not take the crown away from her. She almost succeeded in killing them all. You might remember how God had promised King David, years before that his descendant (later revealed as Jesus Christ) would someday save the world. Athaliah’s husband, Jehoram, was a descendant of King David. If…

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    KING AHAB Introduction This essay is a description of King Ahab through biblical and extra biblical evidence and the extent to which these sources inform our understating of the bible. The biblical sources will include: Thomas Nelson, Nashville, Spirit Filled Bible, NKJV and Biblegate.com. The extra biblical sources used will be 1 & 2 Kings. NIVAC (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996) and The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopaedia of the Bible. An artist impression of King Ahab BIBLICA TEXT Ahab the son of…

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    Dynastability In Israel

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    DYNASTIC INSTABILITY IN ISRAEL Throughout its history, Israel has had foreign influences, religious upheavals, and assassinations of the kings, causing severe instability within the nation. Amongst this unrest, it is no wonder a stable line of succession could form. All these factors contributed to the dynastic instability referenced in the biblical record and other sources. This is significant as the dynastic instability inevitably leads to fall of Israel and it’s capture by Assyria. Unlike…

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    Primary Struggle in War Elie Wiesel in Night, is a young Jewish boy who faces atrocious experiences in his life at the death camps during the Holocaust. He declares a statement in the book regarding his faith during these horrid times. He states, “And in spite of myself, a prayer formed inside me, a prayer to this God in whom I no longer believed.” The quote provided perfectly portrays how Elie, and many others people during this era, struggled with faith. Elie, like many others, questioned why…

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    Dehumanization in the Memoir Night The human race is classified as an animal, although under normal circumstances, humans do not operate in the way that an animal does. The people in Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night are an exception. During the Holocaust the Nazis associated the Jewish race as inferior to wild beasts and treated them as such in widely spread concentration camps throughout Eastern Europe in which German soldiers gassed, burned, beat, and shot thousands of Jews every day. Wiesel…

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    Humanity gives people their sympathy, compassion, and patience. During World War II, Jews were placed in concentration camps which impacted their humanity. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, suffered through these concentration camps. He experiences many hardships throughout his time in the camps. Elie’s experience affected him as a person and he, along with other Jews in the camps, lost his humanity. Humanity is lost when a person 's survival is jeopardized. The loss of humanity is shown in the…

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    he hears the other Jews speaking words of praise, Wiesel questions, “‘Blessed be God’s name…’ Thousands of lips repeated the benediction, bent over like trees in a storm. Blessed be God’s name? Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves?’” (67). He is now completely rebelling against the beliefs that the other Jews may still have and are expressing. Wiesel has written many other books about the Jews experiences…

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    The rule of three is applied in this same place of his speech when he says, “You fight it. You denounce it. You disarm it.” These devices show the importance of at least having some emotion, even if it is a negative one, as opposed to no emotion at all. Additionally, by using a series of rhetorical questions, Wiesel encourages the listener to think about the insanity of people’s actions during that time. Combined, these devices work on the audience to evoke their emotions of one of the most…

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    The portrayal of sorrow in ‘’The Last Night’’ and ‘’Refugee Blues’’ varies between each piece. In Refugee Blues it describes how the Jewish were treated and rejected even when they are in times of hardship. Similarly the Last Night also focuses on the innocence of the Jews; it portrays the Jewish people in their last glimpse of freedom before they reach the concentration camps, and compels the dehumanisation of the children as well as the adults. The portrayal of rejection and how they were…

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    History is something that helps us prepare and learn for the future. We can come up with solutions to avoid a lot of the past stuff. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, he shares his traumatic experience. Wiesel always said the he was not going to write about the holocaust, but after looking over things he realizes the he really should. Wiesel would like to prevent this from happening again. The best way to avoid it is to not forget the last one. The one that is very distance, yet not too long…

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