Kings, Prophets, and a Divided Kingdom



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Kings, Prophets, and a Divided Kingdom

http://www.bible-history.com/black-obelisk/kings-prophets.html




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In Hebrew history, when the people of Israel cried for a king, the Lord sent Samuel to anoint Saul as the first king over Israel. After Saul died, David became king and he was the greatest king over Israel, making Israel a strong nation that followed the Lord. After David died, his son, Solomon, became king and he made Israel wealthy and famous among all the nations of the world. Solomon's one mistake was that he married foreign wives. These women brought their foreign gods and idols into Israel and it was not long before idolatry spread throughout Israel.




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Exile


Persian

Empire

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Exile

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When Solomon died, the kingdom was split in two. The Northern Kingdom consisted of ten of the tribes (Reuben, Simeon, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Ephraim, Manasseh) and was called Israel, and The Southern Kingdom consisted of two of the tribes (Judah and Benjamin) and was called Judah. Occurring after King Solomon’s death, the split concerned a tax burden imposed by Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, and contested by Jeroboam, Solomon’s servant.


From this point onward, almost every king was an idol worshipper. In fact, every king in the North was evil but in the Southern Kingdom of Judah, some of the kings followed the Lord and, when they brought the people back to God, the nation prospered. But, when they disobeyed the Lord, great problems would arise.
It was during this time that God raised up certain "prophets" who were His mouthpieces. They would speak out against the kings and kingdoms sin and idolatry and would continually warn of God's judgment. Some of the prophets spoke out in the North and some in the South, but God was faithfully warning them of certain catastrophes if they would not turn to Him.
Finally, in 722 BC, the Assyrians came down and conquered the Northern Kingdom of Israel and took the ten tribes away, never to be seen again. The prophets had continually warned them, but the judgment finally came. This captivity and relocation of the Israeli people by the Assyrians is called the Assyrian Exile or Exile to Assyria.
The Southern Kingdom had continued to follow the Lord, but they ultimately turned away from God and became totally corrupt. In 586 BC, the Babylonians came and destroyed Jerusalem and carried the Jews away to Babylon. This captivity and relocation of the Israeli people by the Babylonians is called the Babylonian Exile or Exile to Babylon. God continued to send prophets to encourage the Hebrews and confirm that their captivity would only last 70 years.

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The prophets also gave a message of hope that one day God would send His Messiah, One who would not only save the Hebrews but the whole world. Their message revealed to the people that their real bondage and captivity was to spiritual powers that could not be seen and that God, Himself, would come and die as a man so that death would "Passover" anyone who believes, breaking their spiritual captivity.



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Prophets and Kings of Israel and Judah



Prophet & (Birthplace)

Date

Audience

Kings Who Ruled

During Prophet’s Time

World

Power

Biblical Context

O.T. References

Isaiah

(Jerusalem)



c. 740-680

Pre-Exile: Judah

Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz,

Hezekiah, Manasseh



Assyria

2 Kings 15:1-20:21

2 Chronicles 26:16-32:33



2 Kings 19-20 (passim)

2 Chronicles 26:22; 32:20,32; Isaiah (passim)



Jeremiah

(Anathoth)



c. 627-580

Pre-Exile: Judah

Manasseh, Amon, Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah

Assyria & Babylonia

2 Kings 22:3-25:30

2 Chronicles 34:1-36:21



2 Chronicles 35:25; 36:12, 21, Ezra 1:1, Daniel 9:2, Jeremiah (passim)

Ezekiel

(Jerusalem)



c. 593-571

Exile: Exiles in Babylonia

Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah

Babylonia

2 Kings 24:8-25:30

2 Chronicles 36:9-21



Ezekiel 1:3; 24:24

Daniel

(Judah/Jerusalem?)



c. 605-535

Exile: Exiles in Babylonia

Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah

Babylonia & Medo- Persia

2 Kings 23:34-25:30

2 Chronicles 36:4-23



Ezekiel 14:14, 20; 28:3

Daniel (passim)



Hosea

(Israel)


c. 755-715

Pre-Exile: Israel

Jeroboam II, Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, Pekah, Hoshea

Assyria

2 Kings 14:23-18:12

Hosea 1:1-2

Joel

(Jerusalem)



c. 835

Pre-Exile: Judah

Governor Ezra

Assyria

2 Kings 12:1-21

2 Chronicles 24:1-27



Joel 1:1

Amos

(Tekoa?)


c. 760-753

Pre-Exile: Israel

Jeroboam II

Assyria

2 Kings 14:23-15:7

Amos 1:1; 7:8-14; 8:2

Obadiah

(Jerusalem)



c. 848-841

Pre-Exile: Edom

Zedekiah

Assyria

2 Kings 8:16—24

2 Chronicles 21:1-20



Obadiah 1

Jonah

(Gath Hepher?)



c. 782-753

Pre-Exile: Assyria/Nineveh

Jeroboam II

Assyria

2 Kings 13:10-25;

14:23-29


2 Kings 14:25

Jonah (passim)



Micah

(Moresheth-gath?)



c. 735-700

Pre-Exile: Judah

Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh

Assyria

2 Kings 15:32-19:37

2 Chronicles 27:1-32:23



Micah 1:1

Jeremiah 26:18



Nahum

(Elkosh?)



c. 664-654

Pre-Exile: Assyria

Manasseh, Amon, Josiah

Assyria

2 Kings 21:1-18

2 Chronicles 33:1-20



Nahum 1:1

Habakkuk

(Unknown)



c. 609-605

Pre-Exile: Judah

Johoiakim, Jehoiachin

Babylonia

2 Kings 23:31-24:7

2 Chronicles 36:1-8



Habakkuk 1:1, 3:1

Zephaniah

(Unknown)



c. 632-628

Pre-Exile: Judah

Amon, Josiah

Assyria

2 Kings 22:1-2

2 Chronicles 34:1-7



Zephaniah 1:1

Haggai

(Jerusalem)

c. 520

Pre-Exile: Jews who returned to Jerusalem from Babylonia

Governor Zerubbabel

Medo- Persia

Ezra 5:1-6:15

Ezra 5:1; 6:14

Haggai (passim)



Zechariah

(Jerusalem)



c. 520-480

Post-Exile: Jews who returne to jerusalem from Babylonia

Governor Zerubbabel

Medo-

Persia


Ezra 5:1-6:15

Ezra 5:1:6:14

Nehemiah 12:16

Zechariah 1:1,7; 7:1,8


Malachi

(Jerusalem)



c. 432-424

Post-Exile: Jews who returned to Jerusalem from Babylonia

Governor Zerubbabel

Medo-Persia

Nehemiah 13:1-31

Malachi 1:1


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Minor Prophet’s Central Message

Minor prophet’s central message that God asked him to preach

and Biblical/scriptural reference noted.

King(s) Who Ruled: 10 Essential Facts

Information about the king(s) ruling during the time minor prophet preached.

See chart and, where multiple kings ruled, divide 10 facts evenly among them.



Minor Prophet: 10 Essential Facts

Minor Prophet’s Contemporaries: List as 1 Fact

(Contemporaries = other Jewish prophets that were preaching at the same time)



Minor Prophet’s Audience: 10 Essential Facts

Pre-Exile, Exile, or Post-Exile Kingdom or Empire that Minor Prophet spoke to.

(See Audience on Prophets and Kings of Israel and Judah Chart)



Name of Minor Prophet

with picture.



Minor Prophet’s Story

Minor prophet’s Biblical story briefly summarized with scriptural reference/book noted.





PAGE B

Present-Day Prophet
Just like a minor prophet, imagine that you are a present-day prophet on an assignment from God. You’ve been given a message by God but to a different crowd: your peers. And, like any prophet, your task is:


  1. to call the people back to God and to the truth of God (i.e., faithfulness, righteousness, forgiveness, etc.).

  2. to warn them of the consequences of their actions and call them to repentance.

  3. to deliver a message of God's plan for His coming kingdom (i.e., eternal life, wholeness, healing, etc.).

  4. to speak God’s message of love for sinners.

  5. to warn them of the consequences of their sins (i.e., waywardness, distance from God, etc.).

  6. to remind people of God's promise of eternal redemption through the coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

(http://www.abideinchrist.com/messages/prophetsintro.html)
But, instead of attempting to get all or each part of the message out (1-6), pick just one part. Once you determine your part of the message, consider the best, most effective, way to word your message and the best means, or channel, you’ll use to make sure your peers clearly understand it.
Project Requirements:
Part 1: Complete the informational page for your Minor Prophet (PAGE A). Part 1 = 50 points.
Part 2: As your own present-day prophet, choose which part of a prophet’s message (1-6) you intend to emphasize. State this message, in your own words, on/in the channel of your choice.
Part: 3: Pick the means or channel that you intend to use to get your message out and provide a well thought out, well-developed, example of that channel. Suggestions for various channels are listed below.
Part 4: In a brief class presentation: 1) present your channel, 2) explain the way your channel will be used to get your message out to your peers and 3) explain, too, why you see this channel as an effective means.

Keep it simple and straight to-the-point. Parts 2-4 = 50 pts. Part 1 + Parts 2-4 = 100 points for Prophet Project.


Channels

A channel is simply the means by which you plan to distribute your message. A channel should be one that your target audience – your peers, is exposed to. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/sustain/social-marketing/awareness-through-communication/ Below are merely suggestions you might choose. Whatever your decide, get your idea approved before beginning.




  • Paid ad in print materials (i.e., newspapers, magazines, etc.)

  • Paid ad on radio or TV (i.e., written script/copy for program and time slot)

  • Public Service Announcement (i.e., free PSAs for non-profits with written script/copy for announcement)

  • Billboards and signs (i.e., off roads, on trucks, etc.)

  • Sponsorship of a popular event (i.e., sports, entertainment, social, etc.)

  • Posters

  • Flier or brochure

  • Newsletter, news story, press release, conference, or presentation

  • Promotional materials that relate to your message (i.e., caps, T-shirts, mugs, athletic equipment, bracelets, etc.). Ex: Printed lollipops that say Lick Poverty Now!

  • Comic books or other reading materials

  • Internet sites or page (i.e., Facebook, Website, Blog, etc.)

  • Activity (i.e., local, regional, or national)

  • Song (pop, hip-hop, rap, etc.)

  • Another idea? Submit any of your own ideas for approval.

Prophet Project Sign-Up Sheet Period: ____ Date due: __________
For upcoming minor prophet fact sheet (PAGE A) and channel presentation (PAGE B), sign up below for one minor prophet and your preferred channel or means by which you will dispense your prophetic message.




12 Minor Prophets

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi




Student Name

Minor Prophet


Channel or Means

for Prophetic Message

1.Ileri

Joel




2.Cody

Amos




3.Kemi

Hosea




4.Ruth

Micah




5.Pearson

Zechariah




6.Graham

Nahum




7.Simone

Malachi




8.Devin

Habakkuk




9.Courtney

Obadiah




10.Meredith

Haggai




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