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22 march 2 - 1 ERA OF THE DIVIDED MONARCHIES Shechem-NKs...

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1 ERA OF THE DIVIDED MONARCHIES Shechem--------------------------------------NK’s Fall-----------------------SK’s Fall Assembly (2 Kgs 17) (2 Kgs 24-25) (1 Kgs 12) A. The Shechem Assembly (1 Kgs 12) 1. Northerners complaint: oppressive policies of Solomon (v. 4) 2. Rehoboam’s hard stand (v. 14) 3. Split (v. 16): Judah (SK) and Israel (NK) Rehoboam Jeroboam 4. Dtr. editors’ explanation (11:9-13; 11:29-33; 12:15): Split = fulfillment of Yahweh’s word through prophet Ahijah. = divine punishment for religious sin of Solomon. B. Cultic reform of Jeroboam (12:25-33) 1. Details of the reform a. royal sanctuaries at Bethel and Dan. b. calf/bull images (as “Israel’s gods”). c. sanctuaries on “high places” d. non-Levites as priests 2. Political purpose of the reform (v. 27) 3. Dtr. evaluation: The reform = sin, a transgression of Yahweh’s laws which prohibit a. making idols/images (see Deut 12)
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b. worshiping other gods (see Deut 13) c. sanctuaries other than the Jerusalem temple (see Deut 12) d. priests other than Levites (see Deut 18). C. Dtr. presentation of each subsequent king
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