8th century prophets

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Study Guide:Eighth-century Prophets Idolatry and Injustice violate the Covenant Read 2 Kings 14:23-29 and the annotations about the reign of Jereboam II of Israel. Notice the tension in this account. According to the standards of the editors of 2 Kings, Jereboam “did what was evil in the sight of the Lord.” Nevertheless, he was successful in providing military and economic security for the northern kingdom and the editors admit that the LORD “saved [the people of Israel] by the hand of Jereboam” (14:27). In fact, this was a time of great prosperity for the wealthy land-holding class of Israel, and the people came to believe that they were prospering because the LORD was pleased with them and their king and with their worship and sacrifices carried out at the shrines of Bethel and Dan set up by Jereboam I. This view was not shared by the prophets whose words are preserved in the Old Testament however. They argued that the wealthy were prospering because they were oppressing the poor, which was contrary to the LORD’s covenant. They denied that God
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course REL 1310 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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