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1. Historical Background to  the New Testament Setting the stage for Jesus and the rise of Christianity
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Background to the New Testament 2 David and the Monarchy (1000 B.C.) A young man chosen by God, David quickly rose to a prominent position in Israel
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Background to the New Testament 3 Rise…. . After incurring the wrath of King Saul, David spends several years as captain of a Philistine army and as a mercenary, honing his military skills
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Background to the New Testament 4 …..and Fall Following his acceptance of kingship in Israel, David builds an empire, but makes a costly mistake
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Background to the New Testament 5 David’s Empire At the peak of his reign, David’s empire dominated Israel and the surrounding areas.
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Background to the New Testament 6 King Solomon Like his father, Solomon begins with promise, but can’t avoid the temptations of the world.
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Background to the New Testament 7 Solomon’s Temple
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Background to the New Testament 8 Two Kingdoms Following Solomon’s death, Israel is split into the northern kingdom of Israel, and the southern kingdom of Judah
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Background to the New Testament 9 The Messianic Hope Remembering their years of success under king David, God’s covenant people yearn for the return of a “Messiah,” or “anointed one,” who will restore their status.
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Background to the New Testament 10 A Misplaced Hope However, many people were likely expecting the Messiah to be a superhuman figure who would lead the armies of Israel in world conquest.
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course REL A 211 taught by Professor Olson during the Summer '08 term at BYU.

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