1 Kings - o Becomes king of Israel[the northern kingdom...

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1 Kings Transition of Power Two sons of David want to be king o o David chooses Solomon to take his place o o Abiathar banished to Anathoth Solomon Wisdom- asked YHWH for an understanding mind to rule Trade- with Hiram, king of Tyre who supplied materials for the Temple; ships; Queen of Administration- two new features o Divided kingdom into 12 districts; dissolved tribal boundaries o Forced labor for building projects Idolatry- his many “wives” turned his heart away after other gods Division of the Kingdom Rehoboam- succeeded Solomon o Refuses to lighten the load of the nation o Becomes king of Judah [the southern kingdom] consisting of the tribes of Judah & Benjamin Jeroboam- official of Solomon
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Unformatted text preview: o Becomes king of Israel [the northern kingdom] consisting of remaining ten tribes o Established calf shrines @ Dan & Bethel Ahab • King in Israel 869-850 bce • Married Jezebel, daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians • Served Baal & built temple for Baal in Samaria; promotes Baalism as national religion • Makes peace with Judah by marrying his daughter Athaliah to Jehoram, the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah • Opposed by the prophet Elijah Elijah • Appears as an opponent of Ahab & Jezebel to combat Baalism in the northern kingdom of Israel • The element of the miraculous in the narratives about Elijah are intended to dramatize the power of YHWH • Proves power of YHWH @ contest on Mt. Carmel (1 Kings 18) • Prophesies elimination of Ahab’s house (1 Kings 21:17-29) • Succeeded by another prophet, Elisha...
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