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    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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    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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    Rehoboam Research Paper

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    Imagine you are driving on a highway around 5 PM. The road is bustling with traffic and everyone is driving ten miles per hour over the speed limit. You are in the middle of this traffic, and in order to avoid an accident, you accelerate to match their speed. In doing so, you unwillingly violate the law and risk penalty from the police. I think this is a common situation we find ourselves in. Regardless of the merit of maintaining the speed of those driving around you, I would like to…

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    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

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    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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    When his son, Rehoboam, goes to the northern tribes in order to be anointed as king, the leaders say they will only serve him as king if he lessens “the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke on us” (Hebrew Bible, 1 Kings 12:4). Not only does this verse demonstrate Solomon’s treatment of Israel, it indicates that the northern tribes did not have to automatically accept Rehoboam as their king. When Rehoboam threatens to be even harsher than Solomon, the tribes do not anoint him as king,…

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    immediate south of the temple. It consisted of Solomon’s own palace and a smaller house of his Egyptian wife (1 Kings 7:8), an armory called the “House of the Forest of Lebanon” (vv. 2–5), a Hall of Pillars (verse. 6), and a Hall of the Throne (verse. 7). A special “Ascent” connected this complex with the temple. The 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…

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    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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    King David

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    first millennium intrastate events appear for the first time in the ninth century BCE. He submits there are no extrabiblical sources that mention either David or Solomon. However, with one exception; in the tenth-century engravings of the topographical list of Pharaoh Shishak. The Egyptian king left chronicled places he conquered in the Asiatic campaign. A conclusive examination of topographical list points to a campaign that was undeniably fixed against Israel and the non-Judahite parts of the…

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    of the split of the kingdom is in Rehoboam’s fifth year as king when Egypt attacks Jerusalem since the split makes it so weak. They take many treasures that were gained from King Solomon’s reign. This symbolizes the loss of wealth since the prosperous kingdom under Solomon, since now the split kingdoms are far less affluent. Then, there is the first confirmation of civil war between the two kingdoms in 1 Kings chapter 14 verse 30. As mentioned in chapter 12, one of Rehoboam’s first responses to…

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