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Book 8 - of the 11 foundational books

1 Kings
 

The first eleven captures records Davidís death, and the reign of his son Solomon until his death. Following the death of king Solomon, the kingdom is divided, each having its own king. The northern kingdom consisted of 10 tribes under the rule of Jeroboam, with the southern kingdom consisting of 2 tribes, under the rule of Rehoboam.

* One must have an understanding of this division, to understand all the events that transpire, leading up to the conquering and captivity of the 2 kingdoms by the Assyrians and Babylonians.

Some main persons and events of 1 Kings

Ch.1-22 - Solomon, Queen of Sheba, Rehoboam, his friends, Jeroboam, succeeding kings,
Elijah the prophet, Ahab, Jezebel, Syrians Jehoshaphat

Events - Solomon becomes king, God gives Solomon wisdom, Solomon has the temple built, his reign as king, Shekinah-Glory fills the temple, The visit of Queen of Sheba, Rehoboamís foolishness, The ministry of Elijah

* Other books during the time period of 1 Kings.

1 & 2 Chronicals ( 1 Chronicals overlaps )

Writing - Prophets to the Southern tribes called Judah

Joel
Isaiah
Micah
Zephaniah
Jeremiah
Habakkuk

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ASSIGNMENT:

                     1 Kings 1-11

Lesson 1

1. After David became old; Which of his sons planned to be king, by having men, chariots and horsemen to run before
     him._____________________________________________________________________________________

2. Which of Davidís sons had been promised the throne?________________________________________________

3. Adonijah rebelled against the anointing of Solomon, as the next king. true - false

4. David reigned as king for: a. 35 yr. b. 40 yr. c. 37 yr.

5. King Solomon has his half brother Adonijah put to death. true - false

6. In your opinion why did Adonijah ask for Abishag ( Davidís handmaiden ) to be his wife? _____________________
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7. What were some of the reasons that king Solomon had Joab put to death? Ch.1-2 _________________________
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8. When the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, what did Solomon ask of God, and  it was given unto him?
    ________________________________________________________________________________________

9. When confronted by two woman. both claiming to be the mother of a child, how was Solomonís wisdom demonstrated?  
     ________________________________________________________________________________________

10. Why did Solomon want cedar trees from Hiram, king of Tyre?_________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________________________

11. Hiram had been an enemy of David. true - false

12. In what year of Solomonís reign was the building of the temple started?___________________________________

13. How long did it take to build the house ( temple ) of the Lord? _________________________________________

14. After the Ark of the Covenant was brought into the temple, what filled the house of the Lord?
      ________________________________________________________________________________________

15. The Queen that came to visit king Solomon was:___________________________________________________

16. All of king Solomonís drinking vessels were of silver. true - false

17. How many wives did king Solomon have?________ How many concubines?______________________________

18. These women turned Solomonís heart away from God to other gods. true - false

19. Because Solomon had turned after other gods, what would God do to his kingdom?________________________
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20. What was promised to Jeroboam?_____________________________________________________________

21. After his death, where was king Solomon buried?__________________________________________________

22. Solomonís son Reoboam, reigned after Solomon died. true - false

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ASSIGNMENT:

                        1 Kings 12-22

Lesson 2

1. Why did 10 tribes of Israel reject Reoboam as their king?_____________________________________________
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2. Who did these 10 tribes accept as their first king? a. Jeconika b. Jeroboam c. Eli

* This was the beginning of the divided kingdom of Israel; the Northern and Southern tribes, each with itís own succession of
    kings.

3. Why did king Jeroboam set up two calves of gold, for his people to worship?_______________________________
     ________________________________________________________________________________________

4. Why did Jeroboamís hand become paralyzed?______________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________________

5. Who succeeds Jeroboam after his death?__________________________________________________________

6. What evil things did king Reoboam do?___________________________________________________________
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7. King___________ of___________ invaded Jerusalem and took away___________________________________
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8. Who succeeds Reoboam after his death__________________________________________________________

9. King Ahab took as his wife___________________ (ch.16)

10. What brook did Elijah dwell at for a time?_______________________________________________________

11. How did God provide food for Elijah?__________________________________________________________

12. What miracle does God do for a poor widow, who gave Elijah her last measure of food? _____________________
      ________________________________________________________________________________________
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13. What miracle takes place with the widows son?___________________________________________________

14. In Elijahís challenge to Ahabís 450 prophets of Baal, the God who answered by___________________________
      would be the true God.

15. The 450 prophets of Baal escaped to Egypt. true - false

16. Elijah flees from Jezebel. true - false

17. Elijah is to anoint____________ to succeed him.

18. What did Naboth have, that Ahab wanted? (ch21)__________________________________________________

19. Naboth sold it to him. true - false

20. What prophesy of Elijah, concerning Ahab, comes to past?___________________________________________
      _______________________________________________________________________________________

21. In the same prophesy: what would be the fate of Jezebel?____________________________________________
       _______________________________________________________________________________________

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2 Kings


Book 9 - of the 11 foundational books
 

This book records the fall of the northern kingdom, the 10 tribes called Israel, with Samaria as their capital; the southern kingdom, consisting of 2 tribes known as Judah with Jerusalem as their capital. The northern kingdom was conquered by the Assyrians around 721 BC. and the southern kingdom was conquered around 606 BC. by the Babylonians. From the people taken captive by the Babylonians, there was three separate returns of the Jews, to their homeland.

Some main persons and events of 2 Kings

Ch.1-25  Elijah, Elisha, Succeeding kings, Assyrians and Babylonians

Events   Elijah taken to heaven by a whirlwind, Elisha succeeds him, signs and wonders
             done by Elisha, Israel invaded, Judah invaded.

* Other books during the time period of 2 Kings

2 Chronicals
Lamentations
Obadiah
Jonah
Nahum

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ASSIGNMENT:

                       2 Kings 1-11

Lesson 1

1. What was the fate of 50 soldiers, that were sent to capture Elijah?_______________________________________
     ________________________________________________________________________________________

2. The fate of the second group of 50 was the same as the first. true - false

3. The third group was spared. true - false

4. Why did Elijah hit the water of the Jordan river with his mantle? (outer garment, cloak) _______________________
    _________________________________________________________________________________________

5. What does Elisha request of Elijah, before Elijah is taken to heaven?______________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________________________

6. How is Elijah transported to heaven?_____________________________________________________________

7. Elisha crossed back over the Jordan River by______________________________________________________

8. What was the fate of the young people that mocked Elisha, because of his baldness?________________________
     ________________________________________________________________________________________

9. For what purpose did Elisha want a minstrel for?____________________________________________________
     ________________________________________________________________________________________

10. What miracle does God do, with oil, for a poor widow?_____________________________________________

11. The son of a Shunammite woman, is raised from the dead. true - false

12. Naaman was healed of: a. boils b. blindness c. leprosy

13. How many times did Naaman dip in the Jordan River? a. 5 b. 7 c. 9

14. Elishaís _____________was struck with leprosy. a. servant b. son c. brother

15. Why did the king of Syria send soldiers to capture Elisha?__________________________________________     
       _____________________________________________________________________________________
       _____________________________________________________________________________________

16. What did Elisha mean when he said to his fearful servant, "fear not; for they who are with us are more than they who
       are with them." ___________________________________________________________________________
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17. While under siege and starving, a woman of Samaria eats her:  a. donkey b. child

18. What prompted the Syrian army to flee in the night and leave all their belongings for the people of the city, under seige?
       _______________________________________________________________________________________
       _______________________________________________________________________________________

19. Elisha predicts a _________year famine.

20. According to Godís word through Elijah, Jezebel is eaten by dogs.  true - false (ch.9)

21. Jehu has Ahabís 70 sons__________   a. killed b. exiled c. promoted

22. Jehu allows the prophets of Baal to live. true - false

23. The reign of Jehoash began when he was_______ years old.  a. 7 b. 15 c. 25
 

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