Old Testament Survey: Promise and the Blessing 9-16

Who was selected leader of Israel after Moses’ death?
Joshua
Why was it important to conquer Jericho?
It is through Jericho you reach 2 most important roads into the Central Mountains
Upon entering Jericho, where did the spies go?
Rahab, the prostitute’s, house
How did the spies agree to reward Rahab?
They would save her and her family from destruction
When crossing the Jordan River, what were the priest’s carrying?
The Ark of the Covenant
What events took place after the Israelites crossed the Jordan?
1. Set up 12 large stones
2. Observed the right of circumcision
3. Celebrated Passover
4. Manna ceased
What event prepared Joshua for capturing Jericho?
He met a man with a drawn sword who claimed to be the captain of the Lord’ host
What was the first battle after Jericho?
Battle of Ai
What was the cause of the Israelites’ defeat at Ai?
sin of Achan
What significant event happened at Mt. Ebal and Mt. Gerizim?
The Israelites recited the law and committed themselves to the Lord (renewed the covenant)
Which Canaanite city joined forces with Joshua?
Gibeon
How did the Gibeonites deceive Joshua and the Hebrews?
1. Wore old clothes as if they came from a great distance
2. Offered terms of peace
What sign indicated that the Lord was fighting for Israel against the five Amorite kings?
1. God sent large hailstones in the sky
2. Caused the sun to stand still
Who was the chief in Northern Canaan?
Jabin, king of Hazor
What was the general method of dividing the land of Canaan among the people of Israel?
casting of lots
Which tribe was not assigned an allotment of land?
Levi (scattered throughout to take care of the tabernacle/temple)
What were the names of the cities of refuge?
1. Bezer
2. Hebron
3. Shechem
4. Ramoth-Gilead
5. Kedesh
6. Golan
What did the tribes east of the Jordan River errect as a symbol of their unity with the tribes of the west of the Jordan?
an altar
Where did Joshua deliver his farewell address?
Schechem
*(Joshua 24:14-15)*
What were five dangers facing the Hebrew people after the death of Joshua?
1. Warfare
2. Social Danger
3. Religious Danger
4. Occupational Danger
5. Governmental Danger
What Gods were the Hebrew people worshiping after the death of Joshua?
Baal and Ashtoreth
What were the steps leading up to a judge ruling the people?
1. Rebellion
2. Subjagation
3. Repentance
4. Deliverance
What was the chief function of a judge?
Deliver the people from their oppressors and convict the people of their sins
Which judge was the nephew of Caleb and overpowered Cushan-Rishathaim?
Otheniel
Which judge defeated Eglon and killed 10,000 Moabites?
Ehud
Which judge persuaded Barak to raise an army and composed a song of victory?
Deborah
Which judge fought against the Midianites, was threshing wheat when called as a judge and fought with an army of 300 men?
Gideon
Which judge destroyed the city of Shechem, killed all but one of his half-brothers and was the “Bramble King”?
Abimilech
Which judge was an illegitimate son and sacrificed his daughter?
Jephthath
Which judge married a Philistene, killed 1,000 philistenes, and died when the walls of a temple fell?
Samson
Who stole 1,100 shekels from his mother?
Micah
What did Hannah promise Jehovah in return for giving her a son?
1. To devote the child to God
2. The son would become a Nazarite
What does the name Samuel mean?
Asked of God
What did God warn Eli would occur to both of his sons on the day?
Both sons would die on the same day and God would raise up a faithful priest
What did the Philistines capture from the Israelites?
The Ark of the Covenant
What is the meaning of the name “Ichabod”?
The glory has departed from Israel
What is the name of the stone that commemorated Israel’s victory over the Philistines?
Ebenezer
Why did the children of Israel demand a king?
1. They thought Samuel’s sons were unacceptable
2. Increased threats to Israel
3. Other nations had a king
Under what condition would Nahash make a covenant with the people of Jabesh-Gilead?
The right eye of all the men had to be plucked out
What vow did Saul make at the Battle of Michmash?
He vowed to kill anyone who ate anything before the battle was over
Through what venue was David brought into Saul’s court?
His musical ability
What event caused Saul to change his attitude towards David?
David killed the Philistene giant Goliath
What was the reward to the Israelite who defeated Goliath?
1. Great Wealth
2. Daughter in Marriage
3. Tax exemption
Whose spirit did Saul want the witch of Endor to bring up?
the spirit of Samuel
Where did the death of Saul occur?
Mt. Gilboa
What are three primary characteristics of Hebrew poetry?
(Not defined by rhyming)
1. Parallelism
2. Meter
3. Grouping together of similar content called stanzas
Who was the youngest son of Saul with whom David fought?
Ishbosheth
What tragedy occurred while the ark was in transit?
the ox stumbled and when Uzzah reached out to steady the ark, he died
What were the results of the curse David put on Michal?
Unable to have children / Barren
After the ark was brought to Jerusalem, what did David want to do for God?
David wants to build God a house or a temple
What did God promise David through Nathan?
1. God would build David a house (meaning a dynasty)
2. A lineage that would not perish
With whom did David commit the sin of adultery?
Bathsheba
Who rebuked David for his sin of adultery?
Nathan
What was the name of David and Bathsheba’s second child?
Solomon
Against whom did Amnon commit his violent sin?
Tamar
Who killed Amnon?
Absalom
At what location was Absalom proclaimed King instead of David?
Hebron
Who was responsible for killing Absalom?
Joab
Which of David’s sons declared himself his father’s successor as king?
Adonijah
Before his death, what did David delegate to Solomon?
Building the temple
What request did Solomon make of God while in Gibeon?
wisdom to govern the people
Main points in Proverbs
1. Proverbs are not promises (still inspired, generalized wise sayings)
2. Describes two types of people (1 – fool 2 – wise man)
Main points in Ecclesiastes
1. Solomon wrote this when he was old, reflecting on mistakes he made when younger
2. Everything w/o God is futile
3. God is needed to give meaning in life
Main points in Song of Songs
1. Written by Solomon
2. #1 Hit song that tops all songs
3. Book that praises the true love between a husband and wife
What were the three principal rooms in Solomon’s temple?
1. Inner Sanctuary “Holy of Holies”
2. Holy Place
3. Portico
What happened after Solomon’s dedicatory prayer at the temple?
Lord sends fire down after he prays and consumes the sacrifice
Arrange the events at the dedication of Solomon’s temple in the correct order
1. Mass Assembly (1 Kings 8:2)
2. Ark brought into the temple (1 Kings 8:3)
3. Many sacrifices (1 Kings 8:5)
4. Praise (2 Chronicles 5:12-13)
5. Glory cloud covers temple (1 Kings 8:10)
6. Solomon’s short speech and long prayer (1 Kings 8:12-53)
7. Many more sacrifices (1 Kings 8:63)
8. Fire upon the altar (2 Chronicles 7:1-3)
9. Feast (1 Kings 8:65)
Who was the man who eventually became Solomon’s most significant adversary?
1. Jereboam
2. Hadad
3. Rezin
Which prophet told Jeroboam he would be king over ten tribes?
Ahijah
What was the indirect cause of the Divided Kingdom?
many years rivalry between Northern and Southern tribes, began with David
What was the direct cause of the Divided Kingdom?
Rehoboam refused to apply tax relief to his people
review page 115
1.13.5 and 1.13.6
What mistake did Jeroboam make when setting up new worship traditions for the people of Israel?
instituted idol worship
Who murdered Nadab, king of Israel, and then succeeded him as king?
Baasha of Isachar
Which king of Israel was assassinated at a party by a captain of his army?
Elah
Which king of Israel moved the capital of Israel to Samaria?
Omri
Who was stoned to death because he refused to sell his property to Ahab?
Naboth
Which king of Judah entered into an alliance with Ahab?
King Jehoshaphat
Which lady, who was married to a king of Israel, was also the daughter of Ethbal, king of Sidon?
Jezebel
Which prophet announced a severe drought because of the sins of Ahab and Jezebel?
Elijah
Which prophet restored life to the widow of Zarephath’s son?
Elijah
At what location did Elijah defeat the prophets of Baal?
Mt.Carmel
Where was Elijah when he heard the voice of God?
Mt. Sinai
What was the final request Elisha made of Elijah?
double portion of Elijah’s spirit
The student will be responsible for knowing which miracles were performed through Elisha?
1. Jordan River was divided
2. Sweetened the water
3. Widow’s oil is multiplied
4. Shunamite’s son is restored to life
5. Poisoned stew is rendered harmless
6. Elisha feeds 100 men with 20 loaves of bread
7. Naaman is healed of leprosy
8. Floating axehead
9. Elisha blinds the eyes of the Syrian army
Which prophet predicted the death of Ahab?
Micaiah
Which book of prophecy is an oracle against the Edomites?
Obadiah
Which king of Israel was responsible for the death of Jezebel?
Jehu
Which king of Israel entered Jerusalem and plunddered the temple?
Jeoash
Which prophet was not pleased when God commanded him to preach repentance to the people of Ninevah?
Jonah
Which prophet was a herdsman and a layperson?
Amos
During Rehoboam’s rule, which Egyptian king invaded Jerusalem?
Shishak
Who was the first “good” king over Judah?
Asa
Which king of Judah formed an alliance with Ahab, king of Israel?
Jehoshaphat
Which king of Judah married Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel?
Jehoram
Who skew most of the descendants of David in order to ascend the throne of Judah?
Athaliah
What plague, signifying the coming Day of the Lord, does Joel describe?
the plague of locusts
*Joel 2:28-29
Which king of Judah began a fundraising project to repair the temple?
Joash
Who was the only king of either Judah or Israel to die a leper?
Uzziah
Which king of Judah invited the northern kingdom of Israel to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover?
Hezekiah (good king)
Which king of Judah had has life extended by fifteen years?
Hezekiah (good king)
Isaiah 7:10-16
Prophecy of Virgin Birth
Isaiah 9:6-7
Wonderful Counselor
Mighty God
Everlasting Father
Prince of Peace
Isaiah 53:3-12
Suffering servant
Micah 5:2
Bethlehem
Who was the king of Judah when “the Book of the Law” that had been given to Moses was found?
Josiah
Under whose reign did Jeremiah begin his work?
Jehoiakin
What Old Testament books are the principal sources for information during the exile?
Ezekiel and Daniel
What were the five benefits for Judah during this period of captivity?
1. Revival of monotheism
2. New respect for the law of Moses
3. Birth of the synagogue
4. Time of revival for personal religion and responsibility
5. Quickening of messianic hope (looking for deliverance)
What were two religious crises for the Hebrews living in Babylon?
1. Tempted with materialistic prosperity
2. Hebrews faced with “Can God be worshiped in a foreign land?”
Who were the prophets during the time of exile?
Daniel
Ezekiel
Jeremiah
What were the Babylonian names given to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah?
Daniel – Belteshazzar
Hananiah – Shadrach
Mishael – Meshach
Azariah – Abednego
What did Daniel do to avoid execution by Nebuchadnezzar?
interpreted his dream
After interpreting Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, what request did Daniel make on behalf of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego?
the king would put them in charge of the province of Babylon
What strange event occurred during Belshazzar’s feast?
fingers of a hand write on wall
What are the meanings of the words written on the wall during Belshazzar’s feast?
Mene – to count
Tekel – to weigh/measure
Parsin – to divide
Daniel 7:13-14
Son of Man
Daniel 12:1-2
resurrection
What does the story of Esther describe?
the welfare of the exiles who did not return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple
Who was Esther’s cousin who adopted her?
Mordecai
Who was Xerxes’ prince who obtained a decree to kill all of the Jews?
Haman
What feast was established to celebrate the Jews’ deliverance from Haman?
Purin
In what year did the following events occur: the Babylonians first deported citizens from Judah to Babylon? The second deportation of citizens from Judah to Babylon? Jerusalem was destroyed and burned to the ground?
605 – 1st Deportation
597 – 2nd deportation
586 – destroyed burned to the ground)
What three prophets wrote during the period of return and restoration?
1. Haggai
2. Zechariah
3. Malachi
Historical Books during exile
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
Who was the governor of the first group to return to the Promised Land?
Zerubbabel
What were four reasons the
Jews were inspired to return to
Jerusalem?
1. Religious Impulse
2. National Pride
3. Prophet’s predicted their return
4. Encouraged to return
Upon returning to Jerusalem, what feast did the Jews celebrate?
Feast of Tabernacles
Who were the “enemies” who tried to help the Jews rebuild the temple?
Samaritans
Which prophet accused the people of becoming so absorbed in building their own houses?
Haggai
Which postexilic prophet’s message focused on the people’s spiritual transformation?
Zechariah
Who led the second group of Jews to return from Babylon to Jerusalem?
Ezra
When Ezra confessed the sins of God’s people, who suggested a new covenant with Jehovah?
Shecaniah
What relationship did Nehemiah have to King Artaxeres?
cup bearer
Who were two people who were unhappy about Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem?
Sanballat and Tobiah
How did Nehemiah help relieve the poor of financial oppression?
1. Gives the poor back their land
2. Stop interest payments on the loans
How long did it take to complete the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem?
52 days
What was the first feast the Israelites observed after the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls?
Feast of Tabernacles
Who was Xerxes’ prince who obtained a decree to kill all of the Jews?
Haman