OT ch 15-16 - Britteny Dunn Professor Backfish Old Testament Chapter 15 1 Kings Study Questions 1 What is the overarching concern of this historical

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Britteny Dunn Professor Backfish Old Testament Chapter 15: 1 Kings Study Questions 1. What is the overarching concern of this historical work? a. To illustrate the two paths of life between which all of us must choose. The one path pursues God in heart as well as religious forms, while the other fails to obey God because of a lack of devotion and is ultimately self-destructive. 2. From what historical perspective does the author of Kings write? a. 1 & 2 Kings was completed after 561 BC, sometime during the last 22 years of the Babylonian exile. 3. From a biblical standpoint, why is the reign of Solomon seen as a tragic event? a. The tragedy of Solomon's life is that he failed to remain faithful to God in spite of God's obvious provisions for his kingdom. 4. What important biblical office began to emerge during the time of 1 Kings? a. The office of prophecy began to emerge based on the ministries of Elijah and Elisha. Prophets became God’s instruments of warning to the king and the nation.
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