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Unit 3 Chapter 2. The Kingdom Falls Mr. Young Literature of the Bible. Essential Question. Why do governments rise and fall?. Chapter Objectives. Read to discover what happened to the kingdom of Israel under David ’ s successors

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Unit 3 chapter 2

Unit 3Chapter 2

The Kingdom Falls

Mr. Young

Literature of the Bible

Essential question

Essential Question

  • Why do governments rise and fall?

Chapter objectives

Chapter Objectives

  • Read to discover what happened to the kingdom of Israel under David’s successors

  • Discuss the religious and political roles of the prophets Elijah and Elisha

  • Examine the causes of division that left Israel vulnerable to invasion

Bellringer activity

BellRinger Activity

  • Imagine God came to you in a dream and offered you anything that you asked of Him. What would you ask for and why?

Succeeding david

Succeeding David

  • David appoints Solomon to be the new king

  • God came to Solomon in a dream and told Solomon whatever he asked would be given to him

  • Solomon asked for Wisdom

The wisdom of solomon

The Wisdom of Solomon

  • Solomon’s most prized characteristic was wisdom

  • 1 Kings 3:16-28 tells a story of two women fighting for a baby they claimed to be their son

Wisdom cont

Wisdom Cont

  • Each woman lays claim to the baby, and Solomon decides to cut the baby in half

  • The real mother begs Solomon to give the baby up, and Solomon returns the favor by giving the mom the baby back

Solomon and baby

Solomon and Baby

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxQw-qslc4s

  • 7:05 min

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_az3eNb0fI

  • 3:30 min

The house of the lord

The House of the Lord

  • Solomon’s reign was at first both peaceful and prosperous

  • Solomon built the first temple

  • He had help from Hiram, king of Tyre

  • Built temple without God’s command, but validated the building

House of the lord cont

House of the Lord Cont.

  • The temple served as the center of Israelite life and worship for over 400 years

  • The ark of the covenant stood in the center of the holy of holies

Dimensions of the temple

Dimensions of the Temple

Solomon and sheba

Solomon and Sheba

  • Supposedly from Sub-Saharan Africa, modern-day Ethiopia

  • She comes looking for and to test Solomon about wisdom

  • Wisdom could also be translated as the soul’s thirst for God

Solomon and sheba1

Solomon and Sheba

Solomon and sheba2

Solomon and Sheba

Unit 3 chapter 2

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TGKJ9MgCOQ

  • Arrival of Sheba by Handel

  • 3:30 min

Unwise choices

Unwise Choices

  • Solomon did not remain faithful to the covenant

  • Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines

  • He built temples for each of them to worship their own gods, and began to turn away

1 kings 11 4

1 Kings 11:4

  • For when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not true to the Lord his God, as was the hear of his father David.

Solomon offers to idols by vos

Solomon offers to idols by Vos

The kingdom divided

The Kingdom Divided

  • Because of Solomon’s religious infidelity, the Kingdom of Israel was divided after his death.

  • Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, took over as king and treated them more harshly than Solomon

1 kings 12 14

1 Kings 12:14

  • My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father flogged you with whips, but I will flog you with scorpions.

Kingdom divided cont

Kingdom divided Cont.

  • The Kingdom split over Rehoboam and the 10 tribes of the north left and took Jeroboam as their king

  • Judah will now be in the south, Israel will be in the north



  • Providential Care*- A term that describes how God leads and protects the people of Israel as recounted in the Hebrew Scriptures

  • When Israel was at one of its lowest, God sent the prophet Elijah of Tishbite

Felix mendelssohn elijah

Felix Mendelssohn Elijah

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s77R9-bF4gE

  • 3:23 min.

Elijah cont

Elijah cont.

  • In control of Israel was King Ahab and his Phoenician Queen Jezebel

  • Jezebel brought the idol Baal to the people of Israel

  • Elijah told Ahab there would be no more rain until he said so.

Read passages

Read Passages:

  • 1 Kings 17: 1-6- Elijah feed by ravens

  • 1 Kings 17: 7-24- Elijah with the widow and her son

  • 1 Kings 18: Elijah on Mt. Caramel

  • 1 Kings 19: Elijah flees from Jezebel

Elijah cont1

Elijah Cont.

  • God sent a raven to feed Elijah at a brook during the drought.

  • When it dried up, Elijah went to live with a widow and her son

  • After three years without rain, Elijah had a showdown with him and the prophets of Baal

Elijah cont2

Elijah Cont.

  • 450 prophets of Baal went against Elijah and after several days of prayer, Baal did not call down fire

  • Elijah called down fire and it consumed not only the sacrifice but water as well.

  • He then killed the prophets

Elijah on mt caramel

Elijah on Mt. Caramel

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79sQ72ML07Y

  • 2:02 Min

Elijah cont3

Elijah Cont.

  • Jezebel then threatened to kill Elijah, who fled the country

  • He met with God at Mt. Horeb and God spoke to him in a still, small voice

  • Elijah was taken up in a chariot of fire, and handed the reings to his disciple Elisha

Read 2 kings 2 23 25

Read 2 Kings 2: 23-25

Swing low sweet chariot

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyZ128zVEr4

  • Johnny Cash (2 min)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYbRwSjAir4

  • Etta James (3 min)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY3XiM7oGj0

  • Chariots of Fire (3:34 min)

Jezebel s fate 2 kings 9 31 37

Jezebel’s Fate (2 Kings 9:31-37

  • She outlives both Ahab and Elijah

  • She is tossed out a balcony window, trampled by horses and the dogs eat everything but her skull, feet and hands

  • Elijah’s prophecy of her dramatic death comes true

The final fall

The Final Fall

  • The Northern tribes were tired of paying tribute and revolted against the Assyrians, who crushed the revolt and exiled 10 tribes of Israel, known as the Lost Tribes

  • Only Judah and Benjamin would survive

  • Judah would finally fall to the Babylonians, under King Nebuchadnezzar

  • They destroyed Jerusalem, burnt the temple to the ground, and carried the exiles to Babylon

  • When they cam back, no longer known as Israelites, but as Judeans, or Jews

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