Thru the Bible in 24 Weeks Introduction The Bible contains stories of the greatest EVILS . . . . . betrayals, revenge, deception, and The ultimate Prince of Deception: Satan The Bible contains stories of the greatest GOOD . . . . . miracles, achievements, courage, and The greatest sacrifice for you and me The crucifixion & resurrection Of Jesus Christ our Lord! st 1 & nd 2 10th Century BC Kings Author: Unknown Jewish tradition: Jeremiah Kings of Judah & Israel after death of David to the Fall of Jerusalem (586BC) through Babylon’s conquest of Jerusalem 1 & 2 Kings is 1 book in Hebrew Bible The Book of the Kings A Book of History The books of Kings conclude the history of Israel from its origins from Abraham (Genesis) to the fall of Jerusalem that ended Hebrew national independence, from the covenant relationship with Yahweh of national blessings or curses from either being obedient or disobedient. How many Kings after David? Dedicated to Brigitte Olmstead (1990) Israel = 20 kings Judah = 19 kings, 1 queen 3rd King, David’s son, Solomon (built temple) 931BC – 853BC: Jeroboam, Rehoboam, Abijam, Asa, Nadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, Omri, Ahab (Elija & Elisha ministries), Jehosahaphat, Ahaziah, 852BC – 722BC: Jehoram, Ahaziah, Jehu, Queen Athaliah, Joash, Jehoahaz, Jehoash, Amaziah, Jeroboam II, Azariah, Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, Pekah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hoshea, Hezekiah How many battles against Israel? About 60 925BC Syria, Moab, Philistia, & Judah for freedom, 912BC Judah won land (territory), 909BC Philistia regained territory, 895BC Judah controlled of route north – Ramah, 885BC & 881BC Civil War to take Israel throne , 853BC Israel conquest of Israel against Syria, 845BC Israel conquest of Israel against Syria, 722BC Assyria conquest of Israel, 586BC Babylon conquest of Judah Not counting the following : 638AD Jerusalem came under Muslim rule. 691 built Temple Mount 1071AD Muslims destroyed Christine shrines. 1099AD Christian army captured Jerusalem; mosques now churches 1187AD Saladin, Egyptian ruler re-established as a Muslim city 1517AD Turks, as part of Ottoman Empire, for next 400 years 1917AD British mandate with defeat of Turks in WWI (30 years) 1967AD (6 Day War) Israeli troops won control The land where Jesus walked - today, Muslims & area of disputed claims Elijah (means Jehovah is God) God raises special people for special problems. Elijah lived during time of King Ahab and Jezebel, when worship of God was banned and prophets were murdered. Elijah performed 8 major miracles, suspending rain for 3 ½ years and defeating 450 Baal priests. There is no genealogy of his birth Elijah never died Elijah whirl winded directly up to heaven Solomon: Start and Finish • Solomon a teenager when became king (age 12-15) • Solomon built temple; given by God to father David, patterned after Tabernacle (2x as big) • Brilliant mind even before he prayed for wisdom; lacked moral vigor, not decisive, self-indulgent • Wrote 3000 proverbs & 1005 songs, authored Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, catalogued plant life • Salary: 666 talents or 25 tons of gold (1Kings 10:14) • Turned away / forsakes God (1Kings 11); followed other gods. God rebuked Solomon, gave kingdom to enemy, Hadad the Edomite thru Solomon’s son. Solomon Building Temple 183,000 workforce, 10,000 worked 1 mo, off 2 mos • 70,000 carriers • 80,000 cutting down trees • 3,300 supervisors Tabernacle built by Moses Temple built by Solomon About 75 feet wide x 150 feet long About 150 feet wide x 300 feet long 1 Menorah 10 Lampstands 1 Table of Showbread 12 Tables of Showbread 160 x 360 is the size of a football field FINAL THOUGHTS You are the Temple of God Tabernacle / Temple is body, soul, spirit Outer Court relative to our body Inner Court relative to our soul Outside porch is bronze – metal associated w/fire Inside porch is gold – most precious metal What metal will you store on your porch?