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E100 Week 8:The Fall of Israel - 5 minute Bible
“The fall of Israel” is a theological (not historical) title. This five covers almost the whole history of the Israelite kingdoms from David to the destruction of Jerusalem. The Deuteronomistic History (Joshua-Kings) from which they all come (cf. remarks on Judges) tell the story with the end in view, one important goal of these books is to explain the fall of Jerusalem and the exile. So this is a good selection to understand what is going on: Even the great king David is human and fails (spectacularly) Solomon is seen at his best – asking for and displaying wisdom not wealth or power; building theRead More →