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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 tells the story of two woman arguing over who the baby belongs to but symbolizes the divided kingdom. Finally in Elisha and the Shunnamite Woman, God promises a woman a son but the son dies and is later reborn this alludes to the fall of David’s kingdom. Each child in these stories represents a version of Israel throughout it’s history. The Hannah Narrative details the story of Hannah from the book of Samuel. Hannah was the wife of Elkanah but she was unable to have children. Hannah prayed for a son and promised that her son would become a priest. God blessed her and she gave birth to a son named Samuel. The name Samual is significant because later Samuel is the one who asks God for a king of Israel. Just like god hears Hannah, God hears Samuel and gives Israel a king. Hannah also sings songs that use verbage that is used in battle. She sings “My mouth is wide over my enemies (Samuel 2:1).” Words like enemies and others makes the reader think of a Kingdom specifically Israel. Another…

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  • The Bible: The English Word Prophet Amos

    A prophet is a person regarded as an inspired teacher, or proclaimer of the will of G-d. “The English word “prophet” comes from Greek and literally means “spokesperson.” This further provides meaning since the prophets were “messengers of G-d”. In Hebrew the name עמוס (Amos) means laden, burdened, carried, and brave. In the Old Testament, a person named “Amos” besides the prophet is never mentioned. Out of all of the prophets, “Amos is the first of the “writing prophets,” that is prophets whose…

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  • King Solomon 3-22 Analysis

    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 commandment about marrying…

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  • D-History Unit 3 Summary

    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 abandoning the Lord, worshipping the gods of the surrounding nations, and failing to do the mission (“Northern Kingdom”). Solomon finds out and want him dead. Later when Solomon’s son, Rehoboam comes to rule goes to the north to ask what he can do to be accepted as their king. The north,…

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  • The Ras Shamra Tablets In Ancient Egypt

    insecure leading them to form a golden calf to worship. Moses returns from the mountain seeing the Israelites gets mad, destroys the Ten Commandments and threatens the Israelites for their worshipping of a pagan idol. The Israelites return to the worship of just God through the remainder of the journey and into the arrival into Canaan where around 1170BC they create the United Monarchy with Joshua as their new leader. The Israelites remain faithful to God until the reign of Solomon who as…

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  • Orthodox Judaism In The Mid-18th Century

    made to build giant statues and temples. Around 13th century BC, Moses led them out of Egypt, and they returned to their land. There they lived in twelve tribes, living among the Canaanite people again. The Jewish people “adopted many Canaanite traditions”, like animal sacrifice, during this time and “many intermarried” (Fieser). When Philistines began to attack the tribes, around 1020 BC, they decided to form a monarchy government to help strengthen their defenses. During the monarchy…

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  • Dynastability In Israel

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

    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 for all times. David was with the Lord all the days of life when he passed the leadership of the Israelite people to his son named Solomon. Solomon followed the ways of his father and walked with the Lord and was blessed as a king that was…

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  • Synoptic Narrative In Matthew's Gospel

    genealogy of Jesus the Messiah with the list that was given to us in Matthew’s Gospel, starting with Abraham and ending with David, “Abraham became the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers. Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar. Perez became the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab. Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, Salmon the father of Boaz,…

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  • King Solomon Wise Essay

    was dedicated in a public ceremony of prayers and sacrifices. If he was building something, he always used slaves. He built his own palace, which took him about 13 years. He also built a city wall, a palace for the daughter of Pharaoh, which was one of his wives. He married her to make an alliance between the kingdoms. Solomon King made Jerusalem much larger and extended it to the north. Solomon King had about 700 wives and about 300 concubines and because they encouraged him to worship their…

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