Flashcards in Session 10 Study Questions Deck (28):
Compare the duration of time covered in the OT with the time covered in the NT.
OT: over 4,000 years
NT: about 100 years
How can the history of Israel be divided?
The People (2000-1500)
The Land (1500-1000)
The Kingdom (1000-500)
The Remnant (500-)
What marked the transition from David's growing success as king and his growing crisis?
1. Sins with Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11)
2. Absalom's Rebellion (2 Sam. 14-18)
3. David's Census (2 Sam. 24)
What are the key words of the various poetic books of the OT?
Job - Sovereignty
Psalms - Worship
Proverbs - Wisdom
Ecclesiastes - Vanity
Song of Solomon - Love in Marriage
How can we increase our knowledge of God?
Who were the 2 exile prophets?
Daniel and Ezekiel
Who were the 3 prophets after the exile?
What were the world empires that affected Israel & Judah?
1. Assyrian (750-609 BC)
2. Babylonian (626-539 BC)
3. Persian (539-331 BC)
4. Greek (331-146 BC)
The Septuagint was the translation of the Hebrew OT into what language?
What were the 3 stages of the Babylonian exile?
1. 605 BC - Daniel and noble youth taken to Babylon
2. 597 BC - Ezekiel, king Jehoiachin, and others
3. 586 BC - Jerusalem and Temple burned and destroyed
What king removed Jehoiachin of Judah from confinement and provided him with a royal pension until his death?
What 2 sources of unity of the Jewish people came to be emphasized during the exilic period?
2. Study of Torah
What were the 3 separate locations where Jewish traditions were developed during and/or after the exile?
Give 2 of the 3 graphic illustrations that Ezekiel used to illustrate the captivity.
1. Drawing a picture of the city under siege.
2. Shaving his hair and dividing it.
3. Preparing chains of slavery.
What prophet predicted Cyrus by name as the "shepherd" who would authorize the return of Israel from their captivity?
When the first return of the people took place under Joshua (the high priest) and Zerubbabel, what feast did they celebrate in the 7th month?
Feast of Tabernacles
What aged prophet, in sermons over a few weeks, was abel to encourage the people of Jerusalem to begin again the construction of the Restoration Temple, after a delay of about 16 years?
What younger prophet encouraged the completion of the Restoration Temple, and also predicted extensively about the coming of the Messiah?
Who was the king of Persia who married Ester?
Ahasuerus or Xerxes
What Jewish feast developed from the events of the Book of Ester?
Ezra was a popular and powerful Jewish leader who sought to reestablish Jewish life and culture in Judah.
TRUE/FALSE: Ezra and Nehemiah appeared together in the reading of the Torah at the Feast of Tabernacles, and thus they produced a revival and covenant reaffirmation.
Who was the last writing prophet of the OT?
Nehemiah, who walked with God and honored God, was from what tribe of Israel?
Nehemiah was a man of prayer, whose prayers were situation-oriented and specific. Describe 3 of the 6 times his prayers are recorded.
1. When Nehemiah began his mission from the king (1:4-11).
2. In the face of opposition (4:4).
3. After rebuking the money loan-sharks among his people (5:19).
Give 3 of the 5 principles of leadership that can be observed in Nehemiah's life.
1. Nehemiah matured his plans carefully.
2. Nehemiah kept in close touch with the people.
3. Nehemiah won the confidence of his people by his courageous example.
What was it that enabled Nehemiah to think of the great King Artaxerxes as only a "man"?
Nehemiah's nearness to God.