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  • Mother Child Narratives And The Kingdom Of God Analysis

    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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  • The Bible: The English Word Prophet Amos

    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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  • King Solomon 3-22 Analysis

    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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  • Ahab's Innocence In Moby Dick

    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

    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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  • D-History Unit 3 Summary

    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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  • Hosea Chapter 3: 1-5 Summary

    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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  • The Romantic Era Of Romanticism In Herman Melville's Moby Dick

    of the most notable gams in the novel was the gam with the Albatross which had a captain that was described as “strange.” (Melville, 217) The captain drops his trumpet and it becomes impossible for the captain to communicate. Ahab is so concerned about the possible knowledge that the other ship could have about Moby Dick that he is willing to travel to the Albatross to find out if that knowledge is there. This is the start of Ahab’s obsession and is illustrated when Ahab is delightful in his…

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  • Purpose Of Scripture In The Book Of Elijah

    as king over Israel. However, Elisha does not personally anoint Jehu, but sends a young prophet who tells Jehu that one of his objectives is to completely wipe out the line of Ahab and Jezebel. Jehu orchestrates a coup and kills both the king of Israel and the king of Judah and he also orders Jezebel’s death. After this, he proceeds to annihilate all worshippers of Baal and destroy all temples and shrines of Baal in the Northern Kingdom. Jehu, unfortunately, cannot help but make the same…

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  • Minor Prophet Amos Essay

    When reading the Old Testament, particular attention must be paid to the context. Amos was a sheepherder and did not belong to a family of prophets, according to the book of his name. Yet, God called him to speak to Israel. He was one of the twelve Minor Prophets, active during the reign of Jeroboam II in Israel in the 8th century BCE. Therefore, an exegesis is important in order to distinguish what a particular passage meant to the people at the time it was first heard. Amos is the thirtieth…

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