History Characters / BooksOfKings

29th Sep '15 12:13:58 PM AllKnowingEditor
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* YoungestChildWins: Became king despite being the youngest of seven children, but the first son of his father's favorite wife.

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* YoungestChildWins: Became king despite being the youngest of seven children, but the David's first son eight children; he was also the second child of his father's Bathsheba, David's favorite wife.
29th Jun '15 7:15:38 PM DoctorCooper
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* CharacterExaggeration: Over the years, her defining feature has become a [[SexIsEvil sexual, seductive nature]] when, in reality, she was an influential and powerful, if evil, queen.



* {{Flanderization}}: Over the years, her defining feature has become a [[SexIsEvil sexual, seductive nature]] when, in reality, she was an influential and powerful, if evil, queen.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: If summoning two bears to [[DisproportionateRetribution maul 42 youths because they mocked your baldness]] is any implication.



* GoodIsNotNice: If summoning two bears to [[DisproportionateRetribution maul 42 youths because they mocked your baldness]] is any implication.
21st Jun '15 9:00:47 PM karstovich2
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* TheEmperor: He was never called "Emperor," but when one hears the name "Solomon," one thinks of grandeur, riches, power and fame.

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* TheEmperor: He was never called "Emperor," and may have ruled an "empire" about the size of UsefulNotes/NewJersey (or, about twice the size of Yorkshire), but when one hears the name "Solomon," one thinks of grandeur, riches, power and fame.
8th Jun '15 11:11:00 PM DoctorCooper
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* TragicMistake: Showing Babylonian envoys all Judah's treasures put his nation on Babylon's hit list.

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* TragicMistake: TragicMistake / NiceJobBreakingItHero: Showing Babylonian envoys all Judah's treasures put his nation on Babylon's hit list.
10th Apr '15 2:40:11 AM damus2300
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: Saved from being killed during his grandmother's purge.

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: HiddenBackupPrince: Saved from being killed during his grandmother's purge.
24th Oct '14 9:00:21 PM damus2300
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* BigBad: Started as TheChosenOne. Before Ahab, bad Israelite kings were described as "walking in the ways of Jeroboam, who led Israel to sin."

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* BigBad: FallenHero: Started as TheChosenOne. Before Ahab, bad Israelite kings were described as "walking in the ways of Jeroboam, who led Israel to sin."
9th Oct '14 3:58:15 PM MsChibi
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%%* ApocalypseMaiden

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%%* * ApocalypseMaiden



%%* BeautyIsBad

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%%* BeautyIsBad* BeautyIsBad: According to some, the TropeCodifier



%%* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen

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%%* * GodSaveUsFromTheQueen



%%* ApocalypseMaiden
%%* GenerationXerox

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%%* * ApocalypseMaiden
%%* GenerationXerox* GenerationXerox: Tries to carry on her mother Jezebel's legacy.



%%* OffingTheOffspring

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%%* OffingTheOffspring* OffingTheOffspring: She very nearly succeeds, too.
18th Apr '14 4:04:17 AM SciFiMs
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* CleverCrows: God sent ravens to feed him.



* RavensAndCrows: God sent ravens to feed him.
12th Apr '14 2:22:48 PM MsChibi
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%%* LoveMartyr
%%* MyGirlIsASlut

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%%* * LoveMartyr
%%* * MyGirlIsASlut



%%* WorldOfCardboardSpeech

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%%* * WorldOfCardboardSpeech
25th Feb '14 7:57:43 AM kalel32688
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->''"Consider the lilies of the field. Not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed as well as these".''
* AuthorFilibuster: Ecclesiastes. The topic, "Life Sucks Without God".
* BrokenAce: Was the wisest, richest and most famous man of his time. Was credited as a scholar, author and songwriter. Yet, "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!"
* TheCasanova: He had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines, which is more than anyone else in the Bible. Also if you read the Song of Songs of Solomon, you can see that he sure knows how to sweet talk women.

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->''"Consider the lilies of the field. Not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed as well as these".''
these."''

* AuthorFilibuster: Ecclesiastes. The topic, topic? "Life Sucks Without God".
God."
* BrokenAce: Was the wisest, richest and most famous man of his time. Was time, and credited as a scholar, author and songwriter. Yet, "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!"
* TheCasanova: He had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines, which is more than anyone else in the Bible. Also Literature/TheBible. Also, if you read the Song of Songs of Solomon, you can see that he sure knows knew how to sweet talk women.



* TheEmperor - He was never called Emperor but when one hears the name "Solomon", one thinks of grandeur, riches, power, and fame.
* FallenHero - The man who built Judaism's greatest monument fell to pagan worship.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Wrote the Song of Songs (aka Song of Solomon), a steamy love poem(!) that got canonized as holy scripture(!!) The Radar has responded by saying it's a metaphor of ''self-sacrificing'' love between God and his people. Suuuuuuuure.
* InfantImmortality: See the Third Option below.

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* TheEmperor - TheEmperor: He was never called Emperor "Emperor," but when one hears the name "Solomon", "Solomon," one thinks of grandeur, riches, power, power and fame.
* FallenHero - FallenHero: The man who built Judaism's greatest monument fell to pagan worship.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Wrote the Song of Songs (aka the Song of Solomon), a steamy love poem(!) that got canonized as holy scripture(!!) scripture(!!). The Radar has responded by saying it's a metaphor of ''self-sacrificing'' love between God and his people. Suuuuuuuure.
Suuuuuuuure...
* InfantImmortality: See the Third Option TakeAThirdOption below.



* {{Polyamory}}: Again, he had a ''thousand'' women. [[LoveRuinsTheRealm Who led him to worship pagan gods, leading to the kingdom of Israel fracturing.]]
* ThePurge: Appointed as the next king and secured it by killing all his rivals including his brother and David's general Joab.

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* {{Polyamory}}: Again, he had a ''thousand'' women. [[LoveRuinsTheRealm Who led him to worship pagan gods, leading to the kingdom of Israel fracturing.]]
fracturing]].
* ThePurge: Appointed as the next king and secured it by killing all his rivals rivals, including his brother and David's general Joab.



* TakeAThirdOption: Two woman came up to him with a baby, one of the woman had accidentally smothered her own child in her sleep, and swapped it with the other woman's baby. Now both claim to be the mother of the surviving child. How does Solomon decide which woman should get the baby? He orders it to be ''[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe split in half]], with each woman getting one half.'' One woman, bizarrely, [[CrazyEnoughToWork is perfectly okay with this]], the other begs him to give the baby to the other woman. He gives it to the woman who actually cared about the baby. [[SecretTestofCharacter It was his plan all along, he never intended to actually cut the baby in two.]]
* TookALevelInBadass - Jewish and Islamic legends say he fought demons.
* YoungestChildWins: Became king despite being the youngest of 7, but the first son of his father's favorite wife.

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* TakeAThirdOption: Two woman came up to him with a baby, one of the woman had accidentally smothered her own child in her sleep, sleep and swapped it with the other woman's baby. Now both claim to be the mother of the surviving child. How does Solomon decide which woman should get the baby? He orders it to be ''[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe split in half]], with each woman getting one half.'' half''. One woman, bizarrely, [[CrazyEnoughToWork is perfectly okay with this]], this]]; the other begs him to give the baby to the other woman. He gives it to the woman who actually cared about the baby. [[SecretTestofCharacter [[SecretTestOfCharacter It was his plan all along, along; he never intended to actually cut the baby in two.]]
two]].
* TookALevelInBadass - TookALevelInBadass: Jewish and Islamic legends say he fought demons.
* YoungestChildWins: Became king despite being the youngest of 7, seven children, but the first son of his father's favorite wife.






* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Sheba?]] Debates range to this day.

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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Sheba?]] Sheba?]]: Debates range to this day.



* BadassBoast: Which convinces the 10 Northern tribes to secede.
* JerkAss

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* BadassBoast: Which convinces the 10 ten Northern tribes to secede.
* JerkAss%%* {{Jerkass}}



* ArchEnemy - to Solomon.
* BigBad - started as TheChosenOne. Before Ahab, bad Israelite kings were described as "walking in the ways of Jeroboam, who led Israel to sin."

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* ArchEnemy - to ArchEnemy: To Solomon.
* BigBad - started BigBad: Started as TheChosenOne. Before Ahab, bad Israelite kings were described as "walking in the ways of Jeroboam, who led Israel to sin."






* KlingonPromotion: Became King by assassination. His "reign" lasted a week. Before Judas, Zimri was the byword for traitor. Jezebel called Jehu a "Zimri".

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* KlingonPromotion: Became King by assassination. His "reign" lasted a week. Before Judas, Zimri ''Judas'', ''Zimri'' was the byword for traitor. "traitor." Jezebel called Jehu a "Zimri".
"Zimri."



->''"I will purge the house of Ahab like I had done to the houses of Jeroboam and Baasha. Anyone who dies in the city will be eaten by dogs and anyone who dies in the country will be eaten by birds!"''
* CornerOfWoe: After Naboth refused to sell his vineyard to Ahab, Ahab proceeded to curl up on his couch, refuse to eat, and go into a truly royal sulk.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor

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->''"I
-->''"I
will purge the house of Ahab like I had done to the houses of Jeroboam and Baasha. Anyone who dies in the city will be eaten by dogs and anyone who dies in the country will be eaten by birds!"''
birds!"''

* CornerOfWoe: After Naboth refused to sell his vineyard to Ahab, Ahab proceeded to curl up on his couch, refuse to eat, eat and go into a truly royal sulk.
* %%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor



->''The very dogs will eat up Jezebel in the plot of land of Jezreel''

* ApocalypseMaiden

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->''The
-->''The
very dogs will eat up Jezebel in the plot of land of Jezreel''

*
Jezreel.''

%%*
ApocalypseMaiden



* BeautyIsBad

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* %%* BeautyIsBad



* DisneyVillainDeath: At least the thrown out of the tower bit. What comes after, on the other hand....
* FaceDeathWithDignity: She ''knew'' that she wasn't going to survive her confrontation with Jehu, so she just put on her best clothes and got ready for whatever it'd come.
* {{Flanderization}}: Over the years her defining feature has become a [[SexIsEvil sexual, seductive nature]], when in reality she was an influential and powerful, if evil, Queen.
** NamesTheSame: she is confused with a pagan cult leader mentioned in Revelations.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen

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* TheDreaded: Even Elijah, who could call down fire from Heaven, was scared of her.
* DisneyVillainDeath: At least the thrown out of the tower thrown-out-of-the-tower bit. What comes after, on the other hand....
hand...
* FaceDeathWithDignity: She ''knew'' that she wasn't going to survive her confrontation with Jehu, so she just put on her best clothes and got ready for whatever it'd come.
come.
* {{Flanderization}}: Over the years years, her defining feature has become a [[SexIsEvil sexual, seductive nature]], when nature]] when, in reality reality, she was an influential and powerful, if evil, Queen.
queen.
** NamesTheSame: she She is confused with a pagan cult leader mentioned in Revelations.
*
Revelation.
%%*
GodSaveUsFromTheQueen



* LadyMacbeth: The OlderThanFeudalism example
* MoralMyopia

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* LadyMacbeth: The OlderThanFeudalism example
*
example.
%%*
MoralMyopia



* TheDreaded: Even Elijah, who could call down fire from heaven, was scared of her.



->''He went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. [[FriendToAllLivingThings And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening]]; and he drank of the brook.''
* AngelUnaware: Jewish tradition has him taking up this role. Elijah was human back in Biblical days, but he never died and, according to legend, ascended to heaven while still alive. To this day, it is believed he turns up on Earth sometimes to deliver unexpected help.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: He went to heaven in a fiery whirlwind, rather than die. When he ascended, his robes/coat fell onto his apprentice/friend/padawan Elisha, thus inventing the phrase "Taking up The Mantle of The Prophet". Many still leave a seat open for him at feasts, because they believe that he will come back. In fact, the last verse of the Old Testament refers to Elijah coming back to announce the Day of the Lord.

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->''He
-->''He
went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. [[FriendToAllLivingThings And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening]]; and he drank of the brook.''
''

* AngelUnaware: Jewish tradition has him taking up this role. Elijah was human back in Biblical days, but he never died and, according to legend, ascended to heaven {{Heaven}} while still alive. To this day, it is believed he turns up on Earth sometimes to deliver unexpected help.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: He went to heaven Heaven in a fiery whirlwind, rather than die. When he ascended, his robes/coat fell onto his apprentice/friend/padawan Elisha, thus inventing the phrase "Taking up The Mantle the mantle of The Prophet". the prophet." Many still leave a seat open for him at feasts, because they believe that he will come back. In fact, the last verse of the Old Testament refers to Elijah coming back to announce the Day of the Lord.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: When he was hungry ravens would bring food to him. Despite his [[{{Badass}} skill in killing people]] he was very good with animals and kids. It might have something to do with how he grew up in the wilderness.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: When he was hungry hungry, ravens would bring food to him. Despite his [[{{Badass}} skill in killing people]] people]], he was very good with animals and kids. It might have something to do with how he grew up in the wilderness.



* TheObiWan: To Elisha, his successor. Another interpretation is that Elijah was the Kamina to Elisha's Simon. Everyone remembers how awesome Elijah was, but Elisha was way more awesome.

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* TheObiWan: To Elisha, his successor. Another interpretation is that Elijah was the Kamina to Elisha's Simon. Everyone remembers how awesome Elijah was, but Elisha was way more awesome.



->''The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.''
* ArcWords: His last words to Elijah, "My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.", were spoken to him also as he lay dying. No one knows what it means even now.
* BadassLongcoat: Given to him by Elijah, later used to part the sea, proving himself the true prophet, thus inventing the phrase "Taking up the mantle of the prophet".

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->''The
-->''The
spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.''
''

* ArcWords: His last words to Elijah, "My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.", thereof," were spoken to him also as he lay dying. No one knows what it means even now.
* BadassLongcoat: Given to him by Elijah, later used to part the sea, proving himself the true prophet, thus inventing the phrase "Taking up the mantle of the prophet".prophet."



* BearsAreBadNews

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* %%* BearsAreBadNews



* NiceGuy: Surprisingly so, especially when compared to his mentor, Elijah. While most of Elijah's miracles were powerful, violent, and fiery, Elisha's miracles were mostly to heal, save, or help people. Elijah showed thousands of people the power of God, while Elisha preached to individuals, and showed God's helpful, loving side. Just don't insult Elijah, or mock his BaldOfAwesome. However, Elisha was not good with kids, nor was he as good with animals as Elijah. Maybe it was because he was a city kid?
* ThinkNothingOfIt: he refused to take a material reward for curing Naaman of leprosy; however, his friend Gehazi, gladly took Naaman's stuff, and for that he got leprosy himself.

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* NiceGuy: Surprisingly so, especially when compared to his mentor, Elijah. While most of Elijah's miracles were powerful, violent, violent and fiery, Elisha's miracles were mostly to heal, save, save or help people. Elijah showed thousands of people the power of God, while Elisha preached to individuals, individuals and showed God's helpful, loving side. Just don't insult Elijah, or mock his BaldOfAwesome. However, Elisha was not good with kids, nor was he as good with animals as Elijah. Maybe it was because he was a city kid?
* ThinkNothingOfIt: he He refused to take a material reward for curing Naaman of leprosy; however, his friend Gehazi, Gehazi gladly took Naaman's stuff, and for that that, he got leprosy himself.






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* AxCrazy
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His master the king recognized him (2 Kings 9:20) because he drives his chariot "like a madman".

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*

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AxCrazy
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His master the king recognized him (2 Kings 9:20) because he drives his chariot "like a madman".madman."



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Appointed by God to eradicate pagan worship in Israel but his mass murders went far beyond what was expected of him.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Appointed by God to eradicate pagan worship in Israel Israel, but his mass murders went far beyond what was expected of him.



* AChildShallLeadThem: Became king at only 7 years.

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* AChildShallLeadThem: Became king at only 7 years.years old.



* FaceHeelTurn: Had the son of the man who saved his life killed for speaking out against his reign.

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* FaceHeelTurn: Had the son of the man who saved his life killed for speaking out against his reign.



* ApocalypseMaiden
* GenerationXerox

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*
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ApocalypseMaiden
* %%* GenerationXerox



* OffingTheOffspring

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* %%* OffingTheOffspring






* TheGoodKing

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* %%* TheGoodKing



* TragicMistake: showing Babylonian envoys all Judah's treasures put his nation on Babylon's hit list.

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* TragicMistake: showing Showing Babylonian envoys all Judah's treasures put his nation on Babylon's hit list.



* AChildShallLeadThem
* TheGoodKing

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*
%%*
AChildShallLeadThem
* %%* TheGoodKing



* ShootTheShaggyDog: After he dies, his kingdom falls right back into the sinful practices he worked to end.

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: After he dies, his kingdom falls right back into the sinful practices he worked to end.



->''"Go and get married; your wife will be unfaithful, and your children will be just like her. In the same way my people have left me and became unfaithful"''.

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->''"Go
-->''"Go
and get married; your wife will be unfaithful, and your children will be just like her. In the same way my people have left me and became unfaithful"''.unfaithful."''



* LoveMartyr
* MyGirlIsASlut
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Amos' red. He spoke out against Israel's internal spiritual problem.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech



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* %%* LoveMartyr
* %%* MyGirlIsASlut
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Amos' red.Red. He spoke out against Israel's internal spiritual problem.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech


%%* WorldOfCardboardSpeech



->''"Let justice flow like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!"''

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->''"Let
-->''"Let
justice flow like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!"''stream!"''



* JusticeWillPrevail
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Hosea's blue. He was a plain spoken Judean farmer who railed against Israel's corrupt affluence.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: See above

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* %%* JusticeWillPrevail
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Hosea's blue. Blue. He was a plain spoken plain-spoken Judean farmer who railed against Israel's corrupt affluence.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: See above
above.



->''They are a hard and obstinate people so I will make you as hard and obstinate as they"''.
* CelebrityIsOverrated: People finally listened to him when Jerusalem fell but it was clear to him that they have still not taken God's words to heart.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: At one point, he makes a model of Jerusalem and besieges it in the city square for about fourteen months. Another time, he shaves his head and beard with a sword, then runs about town with a portion of the hair hitting it with the sword.

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->''They
-->''"They
are a hard and obstinate people so I will make you as hard and obstinate as they"''.
they."''

* CelebrityIsOverrated: People finally listened to him Ezekiel when Jerusalem fell fell, but it was clear to him that they have still not taken God's words to heart.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: At one point, he Ezekiel makes a model of Jerusalem and besieges it in the city square for about fourteen months. Another time, he shaves his head and beard with a sword, then runs about town with a portion of the hair hair, hitting it with the sword.



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