1. List 3 kings who ruled over
1. Saul, David, Solomon (1050-930 B. C.)
What time period is covered by Kings?
2. 1010 BC under David to 586 BC --- the
fall of Jerusalem to Babylon.
3. What is the difference between God's promises
to King Saul and King David (2 Samuel 7:1-22)?
3. Saul's were conditional;
David's were unconditional
4. Why was David not allowed to build the Temple?
4. He had blood from wars on his hands. (1 Kings 5:3; 1 Chron 17, 18)
are the [approximate] years of King David's reign?
5. David reigned from 1010 to
6. What was happening in the rest of the biblical world between Joshua and Solomon?
6.At least for Israel, there was a power vacuum with no major power invaded.
nation sacked Jerusalem soon after Solomon died?
7. Egypt, Pharaoh Shishak (1 Kings
8. Why was there a civil war after Solomon died and when? (1 Kg 12:8-10).
8.In 930 B. C. the people wanted tax relief; Rehoboam ignored sage advice and increased taxes.
9. What did King Jeroboam of Israel do in 930 BC to maintain strong borders against Judah? (1 Kings 12:27-31)
9. Jeroboam built temples in Dan and Ephraim with two golden calves to worship to keep his people from Jerusalem.
10. What were the golden calves named? (1 Kings 12:28)
10. Yahweh, Jehovah
11. Of 23 kings of northern Israel, how many were good and served Yahweh (Jehovah)?
12. What were two minor enemies of southern Judah before 700 BC?
12. N. Israel and Syria (Damascus) See Isaiah 7-9 and 2 Kings 16:7-9.
13. What were two major enemies of Israel and Judah which may have collected tribute after Solomon's death?
13. Egypt and Assyria
14. When did Assyria carry away most of northern Israel?
14. 722 B. C. (2 Kings 17:6-23)
15. Who were the inhabitants of northern
15. Samaritans; half-breeds from Assyria and Israel (2 Kgs 17:24-34).
16. What were the Baalim and the Asherim? 1 Kg 18:18; 2 Kg 17:29
of totem-pole idols to pagan gods (Baal and Ashteroth) on all high places (grooves). “El Elyon” was also a pagan
17. Which nation probably replaced Egypt as tribute-receiver after 700 B. C.?
18. Who was Judah's most evil king?
(695-642 B. C.) (2 Chronicles 33) paid heavy tribute to Assyria with temple gold.
deed qualified King Josiah as possibly Israel's most righteous king (2 Kg 23:14)? Also Asa (911-859 B. C.) (2 Chron 14:3)
and Hezekiah (2 Kg 18:4) (715-686 B. C.).
19. Josiah destroyed the high places (groves).
20. Why did King Josiah (640-609 B.C.) die fighting Egypt in 609 BC?
20. He probably
has changed allegiance and tribute from Egypt to Assyria for protection.
are the 70 years of Judah's captivity in Babylon?
21. 608-539 B. C. (3 deportations:
608, 597, 586)
END OF KINGS AND CHRONICLES
22. Who decided to allow Judah to return to its land and what is he called?
22. In 539
B. C. (2 Chron 36:22; Ezra 1:1) Cyrus the Great of Persia, Yahweh’s “shepherd: (Isa 44:28) and “anointed”
(Isa 45:1), released Judah from slavery.
23. Which two deeds pre-occupied Ezra and
23. In 457 B. C. Ezra’s passion was to complete the new temple (Ezra 6); In 444
B. C. Nehemiah’s passion was to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 2; Daniel 9:24-25). Both returned with Jews from
24. How does the Old Testament end?
4:6 ends the O. T. with the word “curse.”
25. Which nation ruled Israel
for approximately 100 years before Rome conquered it?
25.From 164 B. C. until 64 B.
C. Israel was self-ruled under the Maccabees and Hasmodeans.