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    Two woman come to Solomon asking him to decide who the mother of the child is. Each woman had a son but one of the sons was killed and now they are arguing over who the living son belongs to. Solomon tricks the woman by saying that the baby must be cut in half and be shared. The real mother cries out not to kill her son and to give him to the other woman. Solomon knows this is the real mother because she would rather give her son away than kill him. However the fake mom is fine with keeping half a dead son. The Baby in this story is the kingdom. Jeroboam is the fake mother in the story because he accepted a divided kingdom.Moses and David represent the real mom who doesn’t accept half a child. Jeroboam should have refused the kingdom just like Moses and David did. Solomon’s judgment symbolizes the divide of the kingdom and reveals that no king should be happy with half a…

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    area between the temple complex and the city of David was called the Ophel. In connection to that, during Solomon's reign Israel became a rich country.However Solomon also alienated the people by imposing heavy taxes and using forced labour of the people of Israel. 2 .THE DIVIDED KINGDOM Solomon died and Rehoboam became king (930 BC) The people of Israelites appealed to Rehoboam to reduce the burdens his father laid on them but he refused. As a result the kingdom split. Judah and Benjamin formed…

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    previous prophets, Amos was a minor prophet, as he had no connections to prior prophets. In this paper I am going to explore the identity of Amos, themes in the book of Amos, and how he conveys his prophetic message. One might ask, who was Amos? Amos grew up herding sheep and cattle, and tending sycamore figs in Tekoa, a small village in Judah about ten miles south of Jerusalem. Some scholars are convinced that Amos’s prophecy took place during the mid eighth century, while others are…

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    THE SIMILARITIES IN THE LIVES OF JEROBOAM THE SON OF NEBAT, BAASHA THE SON OF AHIJA AND AHAB THE SON OF OMRI. The similarities in the lives of these men, Jeroboam, Baasha and Ahab, are not farfetched as they seem to live the life that is detected by one person. Each of these men ruled the Northern Kingdom of Israel at one time or the other at the beginning of this Kingdom therefore they set the standard for the future of the Kingdom, they made the children of Israel to sin against God through…

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    During the reign of Jeroboam II the poor were oppressed and the Israelites worshipped false gods and idols. Hosea (a prophet) relays Yahweh’s messages to the Northern Kingdom. Yahweh warns the Israelites of future punishment and judgement but shows compassion when he offers an opportunity for reconciliation after judgement and…

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    gathered to praise God. God appears to Solomon once again but this time to praise him for his faithfulness and once again reminds him to remain loyal to him or else punishment will fall upon him and Israel. Also during this time Solomon builds the wall of Jerusalem amongst other things. Queen of Sheba visits King Solomon bearing gifts for the wise king. She is blown away by his wisdom and immense fortunate during her stay. Eventually, Solomon falls to the waste side and breaks God…

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    role as the controlling narrator of the story. The third ship the Pequod meets at sea is the Jeroboam. Ishmael starts this chapter with the observation “Hand in hand, ship and breeze blew on; but the breeze came faster than the ship, and soon the Pequod began to rock” (Melville 250). The details of this first line are remarkable; “hand in hand” and “ship and breeze” strongly suggest harmony between the Pequod and the natural world, an observation at odds with the picture Ishmael painted in the…

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    Dynastability In Israel

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    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 its sister nation, Judah, Israel had little dynastic success. There were many contributing factors to its instability, which began with the division of the kingdom under Rehoboam due to discontent within his kingdom from…

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    According Hos1:1, Hosea can be said to have began to prophesying towards the end of the 8th Century B.C. At the time of his prophecy, Jeroboam II, who reigned from 786 BCE to 746 BCE was on the throne. In Hosea’s career as a prophet, he witnessed a transition from a prosperous nation through a comparatively stable epoch to periods of social turbulence and political disaster. Hosea’s prophecy can rightfully be dated during the last periods of Jeroboam II’s reign. Such a conclusion has been quite…

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    D-History Unit 3 Summary

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    the Temple”). In the end the temple plays a huge role in bringing about the destruction of the nation and the Babylonian exile (“Solomon in All his Glory”). The final focus of this unit three is the division of the monarchy. In the book of Kings, Jeroboam holds qualities of a good leader so Solomon puts him in charge of the forced labors. The prophet, Ahijah tells Jeroboam that “God will tear away 10 of the 12 tribes and make him their king” (“Northern Kingdom”). This is due to the people…

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