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  • Exegetical Essay: Description Of King Ahab

    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 Omri ascended to the throne of Israel in the thirty-eighth year of King Asa of Judah (1 Kings 16:29) a Ahab reigned over the northern Kingdom for twenty-two years with his capital in Samaria. He married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians…

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  • Rahab Analysis

    Rahab was a model of hospitality, mercy, faith, patience and repentance in her interaction with the Joshua spies. Salmon was a prince of the house of Judah, and thus, Rahab, the one-time heathen harlot, married into one of the leading families of Israel and became an ancestress of our Lord, the other foreign ancestresses being Tamar, Ruth and Bathsheba. Role of Rahab Rahab as we see from the Old Testament she plays an important role in the fall of Jericho. One of the roles is that she helps by…

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  • Zechariah In The Old Testament

    bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Gen 12: 2-3) this is the basis of the Abrahamic covenant, the first covenant made to Israel. This covenant laid the groundwork for Israel’s history. It could be said that the Abrahamic covenant was the highway on which the Messiah would come and the millennial kingdom as well. Through this…

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  • O Come Immanuel Research Paper

    Promise Land. From of old, God has been speaking of the Promise Land. However, when the Israelites enter the earthly Promise Land it is not heavenly Promise Land that one truly seeks for. Sin and suffering are still part of the human experience in the earthly Promise Land, as it does not exist in perfection. Similarly, King Hezekiah is the human Immanuel, but not the divine. Who is the first Immanuel figure King Hezekiah? Before answering this question, it is important to understand the…

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  • Solomon's Disobedience

    During the time of Samuel, why did the people of Israel desire a king? Saul, David, and Solomon are the most well-known kings of Israel, and the common attribute that each king either excelled in or struggled with was obedience. Obedience is what God asked from each king; unfortunately, not every king obeyed the commands of the Lord. Originally, they were not supposed to a king, but the people of Israel did not trust God and wanted to follow other nations. Samuel at the time was getting old and…

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  • What Is The Role Of God In The Book Of Genesis

    the son of Jesse. After the death of Saul and Johnathon, David was made king over Judah while Ish-Bosheth son of Saul was made King of Israel. The war between the house of David and the house of Saul resulted in the growth of house David and the diminishment of the house of Saul. The house of Saul was defeated and untied the kingdom of Israel and Judah under the authority of David. David routed the Philistines, and brought back the Ark of the Covenant and the Lord promises to establish his house…

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  • Yahwistic Cultic Practices

    In the seventh century, the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel faced the rising empires of Assyria and Babylon. In order to survive possible invasion or annexation, the Kingdom of Judah issued many religious reforms under Kings Hezekiah and Josiah. Religious practices before these threats were much more decentralized and had roots in earlier Yahwistic cultic practices. An example of these practices would be the High Places as areas of worship. With the downfall of the northern Kingdom of Israel, Judah…

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  • Purpose Of Scripture In The Book Of Elijah

    2 Kings 2, 4-5, 9-11, 14:23-29, 16-17 – This portion of Scripture begins with the ascension of Elijah into heaven and his mantle falls to Elisha. Elisha, having already requested a double portion of the spirit that Elijah had, demonstrates that the spirit of YHWH is with him by performing various miracles. One of Elisha’s duties is fulfilling a charge from YHWH that was given to Elijah and that is the task of anointing Jehu as king over Israel. However, Elisha does not personally anoint Jehu,…

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  • Mother Child Narratives And The Kingdom Of God Analysis

    I will be interpreting the article Mother-Child Narratives and the Kingdom of God: Authorial Use of Typology as an Interpretive Device in Samuel-Kings by Christopher Jero. In his article Jero uses three narratives, The Hannah Narrative, Solomons Judgement and the Elisha and the Shunnamite Woman to show how these mother child narratives reveal the history of Samuel-Kings. The Hannah narrative details a woman who longs for a son further representing Israel’s longing for a king. Solomon’s judgement…

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  • Isaiah Chapter 36-39 Analysis

    Introduction & Main Theme The historical interlude, Isaiah chapters 36-39, surrounds the military might of two parties: Hezekiah, king of Judah and the Assyria king Sennacherib. The Assyrian king sends his messengers to Hezekiah to frighten him to distance himself from God and to rely upon Assyria. Isaiah is called in to prophesize to Hezekiah. God gives him signs. Sennacherib ends up dying. Hezekiah also suffered from an illness, which he recovered in his health by God. Ironically, he…

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