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The historical background during the time of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah

DISCUSSION 4.1
1. Based on Carvalho, pp. 196-200, discuss the historical background during the time of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Your response does not have to be in depth, but please respond in 2 or 3 paragraphs.

2. Based on Carvalho, pp. 201-203, describe the importance and significance of the Temple of Solomon. Your response does not have to be in depth, but please respond in 2 or 3 paragraphs

DISCUSSION 4.2
1. Based on Carvalho, pp. 243-248, discuss Israelâ??s view of what a prophet was. Your response does not have to be in depth, but please respond in 2 or 3 paragraphs

2. Based on Carvalho, p. 245, discuss the different kinds of prophets. Your response does not have to be in depth, but please respond in 2 or 3 paragraphs

DISCUSSION 4.3
1. Based on Carvalho, pp. 269-274, discuss the effect that the fall of Israel had on the southern kingdom of Judah. Your response does not have to be in depth, but please respond in 2 or 3 paragraphs

2. Based on Carvalho, pp. 297-298, discuss how the experience of chastisement and punishment became the basis for an act of faith in YHWH. Your response does not have to be in depth, but please respond in 2 or 3 paragraphs

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The historical background during the time of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah:

In the time of the ruling of King Solomon, he created the wealthiest and the most powerful kingdom that had never been seen before. In all his extravagance, there however was a prize to pay; land had to be given away. The people of the land had to be sent into slavery and oppression into the Tyre in the north. After the death of Solomon, two kingdoms were established of the Hebrews; in the north was Israel and in the South was Judah. The city of Samaria was selected to be capital of Israel and the Judeans selected Jerusalem to be there capital. For more than two hundred years the two kingdoms remained separate states.

The Hebrew people had longed to have a physical king that they would see just like the rest of the neighbors. After they had approached God and were given a warning about the kind of King they would have, they choose to disobey God's warning and go for a monarchy. Their history as we see it is full of disobedience from the word of God and this was because the kings who ruled after the people of Israel were full of disobedience and corruption. The people dearly paid for there acts of choosing to disobey God. The Hebrew empire soon collapsed and Moab revolted against Judah and the Ammon successfully took over the land of Israel. In less than a century after the death of Solomon, the two kingdoms of Israel and Judah had been divided into tiny little states. The small sizes of the states were a liability to them and they were soon conquered by the neighboring nations (Role Of, n.d).

The importance and significance of the Temple of Solomon:

In the history of the Jewish people, the temple that was built by King Solomon was the first permanent temple structure. It is in this beautiful sanctuary that prayers were being conducted after the use of the tabernacles and tents for a very long time. After the wandering of the people in the wilderness, after being delivered from Egypt, the new King David was told by God that it was his son who will build the temple for Him. Also called Beit HaMikdash in the Hebrew, the temple ...

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The historical background during the time of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah is traced.

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