If Tibni, a competitor to Omri, were listed as a king, there would be how many kings and how many dynasties for Northern Israel?
20 kings and 10 dynasties
Map of the Egyptian Empire
Note the relative locations of Persepolis, Susa, and Ecbatana.
About how large was the area of the Egyptian Emipire in comaprison to the Hittite Empire?
The Lydian empire was taken over by whom, and when?
By Cyrus of Medo-Persia, about 546 BC
According to Merrill, what was a central and indispensable element of the promise of Yahweh to the patriarchal fathers?
Eternal occupation of the land of Canaan
According to Merrill, the traditional date of the conquest is when?
1406-1399 BC (about 7 years)
True/False: The SA.GAZ/'Apiru outside central Palestine are to be distinguished from the SA.GAZ/'Apiru who operated inside central Palestine.
What major city, heavily fortified and defended, poised the greatest problem to Joshua as he began his central capmaign to pentrate the interior of Canaan?
What was the condition of the Jordan River at the time Joshua wanted to lead the people of Israel across it?
After Israel crossed the Jordan River and were circumcised, what feast did they celebrate?
About how far was Jericho from Israel's first encampment in Canaan at Gilgal?
What were the three Canaanite cities that were destroyed by fire in Israel's conquest?
Jericho, Ai, Hazor
True/False: The redating of the fallen walls at Jericho by Kathleen Kenyon has caused a problem for both the early date (1406) and the later date (1250) proposed for the beginning of Israel's conquest.
About how many men and women were killed at Ai (which may have included some men pursuing also from Bethel? (Joshua 8:17)
Joshua 8:25 - including all the men of Ai
12,000 men and women
Where was the covenant renewal ceremony, commanded by Moses and accomplished by Joshua, performed?
What people group disguised their delegation to deceive Israel into singin a nonagression treaty?
How did God, Yahweh the Warrior, kill more of the Canaanite forces than did the pursuing Israelites?
God cast down great hailstones upon them. This was a miracle.
What six cities were taken in the Southern Campaign, their inhabitants slain, but their urban structures left intact?
Makkedah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, and Debir
Jabin, king of what city, led the Northern attack against Israel?
In your own words, explain how the proposed date of ca. 1400 BC for the burning of Hazor in northern Canaan, would relate to dating the Conquest under Joshua?
All three phases of Joshua's conquest have minimal damage to towns and cities. Early, Jericho and Ai were burned, and near the end Hazor was deliberately burned. Other cities were "taken" with the inhabitants killed, but no mention of destruction of their houses and other urban structures. The date of Jericho's fallen walls is debated; the location of Ai is unsure; but the burning of Hazor supports an early date of the Conquest.
In your own words, explain why Joshua mentioned the Anakim so much in his Conquest narrative?
The Anakim were a cause of the unbelief of the Israelites at Kadesh Barnea. Joshua and Caleb argued that with God's help, Israel was well able to take the land. And now that the conquest was taking place, Caleb wanted the very place where these giant Anakim lived.
In your own words, what are the three unbelieving "alternative ways" of viewing the Conquest of Canaan?
1. Tradition Historical Model - the Bible account is untrustworthy and has alleged contradictions and "doubtlets" (Martin Noth).
2. The Sociological Model - a peasant revolt against oppression by the wealthy, especially in cities, motivated the rebelling people groups to invent a common myth of oppression in their background (Norman Gottwald).
3. The "Emergence" Model - There was no Exodus or Contquest, but Canaanite people broke from their existing power structures to create a newfound and ideological commonality - traditions with no basis in actual fact (Israel Finkelstein and others).
In the period 1250-1150 BC, Central Palestine was wracked by pervasive, chaotic upheaval and dislocation. What does Merrill believe is the best explanation for this situation?
The chaotic times of the Judges.
In the distribution of the land, what tribes were alloted territory by Moses east of the Jordan River?
Reuben, Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh.
The distribution of land for seven tribes was made at what place, the new religious and political center of Israel?
How were the "cities of refuge" distributed in relationship to the Jordan River?
3 east and 3 west (6 cities in all)
Bezer, Ramoth, and Golan (East)
Kedesh, Shechem and Hebron (West)
How many cities in total (including the cities of refuge) were assigned to the Levites?
Why was Israel prepared to go to war over an altar erected near the Jordan River by the 2 1/2 eastern tribes?
Deut. 12 specified one and only one place of worship when Israel was at peace in the land.
Where did Joshua gather all the tribes together for a Second Covenant Renewal Ceremony before he died?
What does the name Isaiah mean?
Salvation is of the Lord
Isaiah had 2 sons, Maher-shalal-hash-baz (the older) and Shear-jashub (the younger), who were for signs and wonders in Israel. What did their names mean?
Maher-shalal-hash-baz - swift spoil, speedy prey...implying the immediate fall of Damascus and possibly also the cpature of Judah.
Shear-jashub - a remnant shall return and brings a ray of hope for the nation.
Why was godly king Uzziah smitten with leprosy?
Uzziah attempted, with his own hands, to burn incense in the Temple, in the holy place.
What were the two aspects of Isaiah's Message in Isaiah 30?
1. Don't seek an alliance with Egypt.
2. Sit still in confidence and strength, for God is the source of strength, nationally and individually.
What three things does Isaiah reveal about the Messiah's Coming?
1. Virgin Birth (first coming...Isaiah 7)
2. Vicarious or substitutionary sufferings (Isaiah 53)
3. Glorious Second Coming (Isaiah 60-66)
Isaiah speaks of seven "everlasting things." List 3 of the 7.
In your own words, explain what Isaiah's command means to you - Isaiah 26:4 (Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.)
Not an occassional surge, but an unvarying, unchanging, unlimited, unending source of strength - a Rock of Ages.
How would you explain the meaning of Isaiah 40:31 for spiritual living of a believer? Isaiah 40:31 (But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Pray and wait, silently, expectantly, attentively, patiently, trustingly, and courageously. Exchange your weakness for His strenth. God never expected you to live the Christian life alone and in your own strength.
Explain how God's encouragement for Israel can also be an encouragement for you personally - Isaiah 41:10 (Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.)
The promise to Israel can be applied for me, because God is always present and gracious. When we confess sin, and cling to God willingly, seeking to know and do His will, we can be confident that he will give us spiritual strength and guidance (use your own words).
2 Samuel 22:2
And he (David) said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer.
2 Samuel 23:2
The Spirit of the LORD spake by me (David), and his word was in my tongue.
2 Samuel 24:1
And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.