Bible Blitz Msgr Ed Thompson And Deacon Norm Kazyk With Technical Assistance Ray Hosler
1 st Kings The Rise and Fall of Israel David – Solomon – Elijah Ahab and Jezebel
Big Events 1.(Ch 3:13-28) Solomon and the Baby 2.(Ch 6:1-38) Solomon and the Temple 3.(Ch 10:1-13) Solomon and the Queen of Sheba 4.(Ch 11:1-13) Solomon’s Harem of a Thousand
5.(Ch 12:1-33) The Split of Israel 6.(Ch 18:1-46) Elijah on Mount Carmel 7.(Ch 16:28, 31) Ahab and Jezebel Split Decision
2 nd Kings Israel Dies, the People Scatter Elijah – Elisha – Naaman - Jezebel
Big Events 1.(Ch 2:1-18) Elijah’s Whirlwind to Heaven 2.(Ch 4:8-37) Elisa Raises a Child from the Dead 3.(Ch 5:1-27) Naaman Cured of Leprosy 4.(Ch 9:30-37) Jezebel is Murdered
5.(Ch 12:1-21) Solomon’s Temple Repaired 6.(Ch 17:1-41) Northern Nation of Israel Falls 7.(Ch 18:1-19) Sennacherib Lays Siege to Israel 8.(Ch 25:1-26) Jerusalem Falls Up Jerusalem!
Chronicles Chronicles 1 & 2 are historical works. They cover the period from Adam to the end of the exile in 537 B.C. They are similar to the Books of Samuel and Kings but have striking differences in scope and purpose. It is a kind of second history of Israel which emphasized the priestly spirituality of the period after the exile.
Originally these were one book, thought to contain things passed over not found in Samuel or Kings. Attempts a synthesis of all that happened from Adam to the exile 537 B.C. Shows a great devotion to the Law, Temple, and Worship. Idealizes the past history and expresses great hopes for the future.
Glosses over the failures and weaknesses of the heroes: David’s adultery but emphasizes his concern for Temple and worship. More interested in presenting the Davidic kingdom as the ideal theocracy. Written in genre of midrash which is a meditative history of the past and to
Written in genre of midrash which is a meditative history of the past and to the author’s purpose of inculcating religious teaching and to inspire rather than merely giving information.
Definition: History in a Biblical context. Not intended to be an exact science in the modern sense of history. Precise detail was less important than interpreting the facts to disclose the action of the living God in the affairs of his people. For this reason we speak of it as “sacred history.” The first concern was to bring out the divine or supernatural dimension in history. Ref.: Introduction to Chronicles from the New American Bible
1 Chronicles Chapters 1-9 are all genealogy without commentary – concern with the tribe of Judah, Descent of David, with the Levites and population of Jerusalem.
. Ch. 10-29 relates the history of David from the perspective of his being the one who organized Israel into a worshiping community. Not concerned with his military exploits or sins. Recognizes that Israel as a political power is now a thing of the past.
(Ch 13, 15-16) David and his men recover the Arc of the Covenant and bring it to Jerusalem. (Ch 17) The prophecy of Nathan –Vs 11-12 Solomon will build the Temple (Ch 21-29) Preparations for the building of the Temple: Design, collections of materials, detailed assignment of clerical functions.
(Ch 29:26-28) The death of David (Ch 29:22-25) Solomon Anointed
2 Chronicles Ch 1-9:31 The reign of Solomon and the building of the temple. Ch 28-36:1 Attempts of the kings Hezekiah and Josiah to unite the remnants of the tribes of Israel into the Kingdom of Judah. Ch 36:15-23 The end of the kingdom and the fall of Jerusalem.