OT Historical Section
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OT Historical Section
Joshua was written to...
show the surpassing value of obedience
Judges was written to...
vindicate Israel's need for a King
The three offices that Samuel held were...
1) prophet 2) priest 3) judge
Hannah promised God that...
if God gave her a son, that she would give him back to God
Books of Samuel trace...
early history of israel's monarchy
2nd Samuel is devoted to...
describing the major events of David's kingship
Books of Kings detailed...
the history of the monarchy from Solomon to the fall of Jerusalem
Historical Books that come from the postexilic period are...
Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
Chronicles retells the stories of...
David, Solomon, and the kingdom of Judah, accounts already know from Samuel and Kings
Ezra and Nehemiah present the events of the...
Restoration in the middle of the 5th century BC
two things were built after the Jews returned from exile, they were...
the temple and the walls of jerusalem
5th century greak historian who earned title of "father of history' was...
According to the Jewish Canon, the books Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings...
comprise the "former Prophets"
scholars who view Genesis-Joshua as one literary unit call it...
Deuteronomistic history comprised of...
Deuteronomy-2 Kings but not Ruth
How God's osveriegn care and protection extends to His people
spoil of war
who are the two foreign women in the lineage of Christ?
Rahab and Ruth
what are teh 3 tribes that stayed on Jordan's east side?
Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh
two covenent memorials celebrated in Joshua five were...
circumsision and passover
Joshua's 3 point strategy for conquering the Promised land was...
central, southern, and northern land
Who requested Mt. Hebron for his inheritance?
what happens each year due to the sacrifice of Jepthah's daughter?
the young women of Israel go out for four days in commemoration of that event
what did the tribes of Reuban, Gad, and manasseh due when they reached the Jordan river?
built a large alter
What is the cycle that occurs in Judges?
Sin, Sorrow, suffering/repentance, judge, salvation, rest
who were the judges?
charismatic military leaders whom God raised up and empowered for specific tasks of deliverance
Judges records is the...
darkest period in history of Israel
Who delivered Mesopetamia?
who is Othniel?
Deliverer of Mesopotamia and brother of Caleb
who delivered Moab?
who is Ehud?
deliverer for Moab and was left handed
who delivered Canaan?
who was Deborah?
deliverer of Canaan and female judge
who delivered Midian?
who was Gideon?
deliverer of Midian and tested God's will by signs (fleece)
who delivered Amon?
who was Jepthah?
deliverer of Amon and made a rash vow
who delivered Philistines?
who was Samson?
deliverer of Philistines and liked to tell riddles
What book and chapter is the Hall of Faith in which those people came out of te Judges?
Ruth is literary masterpiece and is categorized as...
idyll, or simple description of rustic life
who was Boaz in Ruth?
Ruth shows that God's covenant is not limited by any boundaries of...
national, racial, or gender
Eli's two boys were...
Hophni and Phinehas
What 3 things did Hophni and Phinehas do wrong?
1) used sacrificial system for own gain
2) committed gross sexual sins
3) refused to heed their father's warnings
United Kingdom included reigns of...
Saul, David, and Solomon
David was annointed 3 times...
1) private ceremony by Samuel at Jesse's house
2) over tribe of Judah
3) over whole house of Israel
Saul did what 4 things wrong?
1) sacrificed without Samuel
2) goes to battle without God's blessings
3) proclaimed a fast at wrong time
4) spares the Amalekites
who was captain of Saul's army?
who was captain of David's army?
what occured on 931 BC?
Dvision of the United Kingdom
What occured on 722 BC
Fall of Samaria
What occured on 586 BC?
Fall of Jerusalem
who conquered the northern kingdom?
who conquered the southern kingdom?
what book does God's name never appear?
who is the greatest son of David?
the author of Chronicles wa smost interested in...
the Davidic list of kings, the city of Jerusalem, and the temple of God's instruments of salvation
Ezra and Nehemiah are studied together because...
1) they appear to come from single author or editor
2) deal with same general time period and are roughly sequential
3) are combined as one book in the Jewish canon
Who was Ezra?
Levite and reformer
who was Nehemiah?
governor commissioned by King Artexerxes
what was the year and describe first way of Jews returning form exile
539 BC - 50,000 build alter, Temple
what was the year and describe second wave of jews returning from exile...
457 BC - Exra and 1800 Jews return
what was the year and describe third wave of Jews returning from exile...
444 BC - Nehemiah returns
Esther is a romantic novel written...
as a short story
Ezra, nehemiah and Esther have common origin in the...
Persian period of Jewish history
cities of refuge were established to protect those who...
accidentally killed someone
David struggles with Saul with 5 major events...
1) David and Jonathan are BFFs
2) Saul became fanatical in his determination to kill David
3) David took extreme measure to prove his loyatly to Saul
4) David met and married Abigail
5) David, utterly frustrated, joinged the Philistines
where did David move the capital to?
what did David move the captial to Jerusalem?
better located, and would ease politcal problems because it was within Benjamite territory and had good water supply
foreign wives of Solomon influenced him to...
compromise and add worship of other gods to monotheism
when god first appeared to Solomon...
Solomon requested wisdom and this pleased God since he didnt ask for riches or long life
what kind of heart did Saul have for God? David? Solomon?
Saul = no heart
David = whole heart
Solomon = 1/2 heart
What was Israel destroyed?
people broke God's statutes and commandments, and followed worthless idols, and became worthless themselves
when Jerusalem was destroyed...
Judah began a period of Babylonian exile
two important theological themes are found in kings. They are...
1) presents history of Israel form viewpoint of Mosaic covenant
2) prophecy has a significant role
Chronicles is considered to be...
first biblical commentary
Chronicles used the...
primary sources of Samuel and Kings
King Cyprus of Persia captured Babylon and and issued a decree that...
released the Jews from exile
Jewish Feast of Purim originated because of the way...
God saved Mordecai from Haman
Judges has 12 judges...
six major and six minor
themes of Joshua are...
1) transition of power from Moses to Joshua
2) conquest and division of Canaan
3) God's faithfullness to his promises
house of bread
themes of Chronicles are...
1) David and His dynasty
2) temple and worship fo God