Bibl 104 Week 4 Study Guide

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STUDY GUIDE: MODULE 4

As you read this week’s textbook reading assignments, take notes in response to these questions and statements. This study guide will help you to prepare for your quiz. Harbin
Chapter 11
1.Why did God reject Eli's family from priesthood?

Eli had honored his sons above God, knowing his son's wrong doings ( they robbed the peopel's sacrrifices and slept with the women who served in the tabernacle) he acquiesed to their behavior.

2.What was significant about the birth and childhood of Samuel?

Saul's mother Hannah had prayed to God for a son if granted she would give him to God. God heard her prayer and Samuel was brought to tabernacle to serve God.

3.Why did the Israelites decide they needed a king?

They had grown tired of foreign oppression and were no longer willing to put up with such corruption

4.What were the good features that made Saul appear to be the right choice at first?

He stood a full head taller than anyone else.

5.What were Saul’s fatal character flaws, and how did he demonstrate them?

He tended to act inpetuously.
he couldn't seem to differentiate clearly between YHWH and the gods of the Canaanites. Disobedience to God. He didn't understand Spiritual dimension
6.What did God look for in a king?

A man after God's own heart

7.How did David show that he had kingly qualities?

Fighting in single combat on behalf of the entire nation
8.Contrast David and Saul during the years after David was anointed.

David understood the spiritual dimension and was confident that YHWH, who protected him because the battle was his and he had a high reguard for YHWH.

9.What was tragic about Saul’s death?

Saul had been injured by archers and did not want to be captured by Philistines. Saul fell on his sword and commited suicide on the battlefield.

Chapter 12
1.Describe how David exhibited his faith in times of adversity as Saul pursued him.

He twice had the opportunity to kill the king but refused

2.What is the function of psalms? How do the different types of psalms achieve this?

to guide the nation to worship; Laments- expression of grief or sorrow; Songs of trust songs of confession; Praise psalms / descriptive praise psalms; royal psalms

3.Why was David at first crowned king of Judah only?

after inquiring of God, David moved from Ziklag back into land of Judah and settled in Hebron, Caleb's city.

4.What are the steps that led to David’s becoming king of the entire nation?

Requesting to have Michal, his first wife brought back to him. And executing the 2 generals that beheaded Ish-Bosheth

5.Why was David not allowed to build a temple?

he was a warrior and had shed blood

6.How did David demonstrate his human weaknesses?

spending the night with Bathsheba

7.Describe the process by which Solomon became king.
he was anointed with David's approval by 2 priest, Nathan and Zadok. that David and God desired for Solomon to become king.

8.What is the function of Proverbs?

To teach wisdom. Skill in living. It identifies the best things a person can do to promote a successful life.

9.Contrast Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.

Proverbs was written by Solomon as a young man
Ecclesiastes was composed when he was older after he realized the mistakes he had made in being led away from God.

10.What was Solomon’s greatest building project, and why was it so significant?

The construction of the temple; This was the project David had hoped to accomplish but was denied him.

11.What led to Solomon’s failure?

Solomon lost his spiritual zeal. Solomons toleration of and support for worship of other gods. Chapter 13
1.Why did the northern tribes leave the kingdom of Israel?

Those that didn't accept the new religion established by Jeroboam. Those that worshiped YHWH migrated south

2.What steps did Jeroboam take to establish a separate identity for the Northern Kingdom?

Built a new capital at...
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