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    Amos Time period: around 750 BC, during the reign of Jeroboam II, (786–746 BC) Location preached: northern Kingdom of Israel He was from judah. In his writing, he against the increased between the very wealthy and poor. The theme of his book is social justice and God's omnipotence. The Book of Amos is attributed to him. "Amos saw God as personally in control of all the world. Amos made clear that, contrary to the view within pagan religious and among the majority of Israelites, God was not only the God of Israel but of all the world. While the average Israelite may have remembered with national pride the special place of Israel's exodus from Egypt, Amos maintained that God was also behind the early movements of the Philistines and Arameans (Amos 9:7)"…

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    Hosea Research Paper

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    son of Beeri, was a prophet who was the first minor prophet presented in the bible.(Collegeville 36) Being named Hosea, which means "salvation", he lived during the final days of the Northern Kingdom in the middle of the eighth century, BCE, at a time of much turmoil and political uprising.(Collegeville 36) For example, there were six kings who reigned for 25 years.(bible) For 38 years, Hosea was an active prophet, from the year 750 BCE to 722 BCE, the end of the Northern Kingdom.(bible) During…

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    Essay On King David

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    The story of two kings and one’s jealousy leads to the want of the other dead. He turns away from God. The people are warned what would happen if they were given a king to rule them. Saul was chosen to become king but the most the people rejected him from the start. After Saul’s sin, God anoints a new king to one day take his place, David. David will become the better king over Saul. After David’s reign, another king takes charge and divides the Israel due to his sin against God. God has plans…

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    Ancient Israel was a nation in a state of constant flux. From thousands of years ago up to the present, the region has changed drastically, affecting the lives of millions. At the center of this discord lies the city of Jerusalem. Throughout its history, Jerusalem has been attacked, defended, destroyed, and rebuilt over its long history. Of the thousands of cities in the world, Jerusalem is lauded as one of the holiest, holding significance in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Thousands of years…

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    There are two ways in which Biblical scholars characterize David. The first is the traditional version of David being a good shepherd who become the king of Israel. The second is the critical version with David scheming and murdering to become king of Israel. The characterization of David can be seen in two ways when reading the biblical text, naïve or suspicious. Bosworth points out that both readings of the biblical text are not contradictory. The first version follows the apologetic tone…

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    Prophets In The Prophet

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    scholars, this devastation in Samaria lasted anywhere from two years to three years and six months. In a state of depravation and weakness, the people under Ahab & Jezebel’s reign turned to Jezebel’s cherished idol, Baal. Idol worship was running ramped. The nation of Israel turned from God and worshiped Baal. Jezebel went as far to eliminate anyone who didn’t worship Baal, specifically targeting the Jehovah worshipers. Jezebel was killing off the Lord’s prophets. She wanted to see the end of…

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    Messiah

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    Throughout history two terms, Messiah and Son of God, have been used by different people to indicate differing expectations as to who the savior of Israel was going to be. The term messiah is from the Hebrew word mashiach, meaning anointed. In the Greek, the word cristos translates into Christ, and it too means anointed. By identifying Jesus as the Messiah and the Son of God, Mark is conveying to his first-century audience that Jesus was a suffering Messiah and the Son of God who encompassed…

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    to defeat the mighty giant with the Lords help. When David becomes famous he refused to enjoy himself, but gives glory to God. He later is placed in the palace with the abusive and angry King. During this time David seeked God in any area he could. David remained a student of God, and remained teachable. Saul was a broken and hurt man that was willing to do the same to the others. This lesson was ordered by God to teach David about brokenness and a humble attitude. With the Lord beside him,…

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    Struck by death: Goliath and David in masterpieces by Caravaggio and Nicholas Poussin The biblical story of David and Goliath is told in 1 Samuel 17. The background for the well-known battle was the war between Philistines and Israelites. Goliath, a gigantic champion on the side of Philistines, was ready to fight one-on-one a warrior from the Israelites camp. ‘Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not…

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    Hosea Research Paper

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    the land of Israel who called Jews to repent from their sins and warned them about the judgment that comes from God. He prophesied to the people of Israel during the years that Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah were kings of Judahand when Jeroboam II was the King of Israel. (782-753 B.C.) The name of Hosea means salvation or God salvation. Hosea was the son of Beeri and apparently he came from a wealthy family. Hosea married Gomer, daughter of Diblaim. They had three children who were given…

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