History Literature / BooksOfKings

14th Nov '17 6:39:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TurnTheOtherCheek: When the Syrian army surrounds Elisha’s home in order to kill him, God blinds the army, and Elisha leads them to Samaria, where they are then surrounded by the Israelite army. But when the king asks (twice!) whether they should kill the Syrians, Elisha objects and [[InsaneForgiveness instead orders that they be fed and allowed to return to Syria]]. Later, when the Syrian army puts Samaria under siege, leading to a countrywide famine, the Israelite king [[PunishedForSympathy calls for Elisha to be beheaded]]!

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* TurnTheOtherCheek: When the Syrian army surrounds Elisha’s home in order to kill him, God blinds the army, and Elisha leads them to Samaria, where they are then surrounded by the Israelite army. But when the king asks (twice!) whether they should kill the Syrians, Elisha objects and [[InsaneForgiveness instead orders that they be fed and allowed to return to Syria]].Syria. Later, when the Syrian army puts Samaria under siege, leading to a countrywide famine, the Israelite king [[PunishedForSympathy calls for Elisha to be beheaded]]!
3rd Nov '17 5:21:33 AM VicGeorge2011
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* MusicalEpisode: 1st Chronicles chapters 13, 15, and 16 recap David's attempt to bring the Ark of God into Jerusalem from 2nd Samuel chapter 6, with chapter 16 featuring David singing a psalm to the Lord when he is successful.
2nd Nov '17 7:57:40 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DishonoredDead: Queen Jezebel isn't given the honor of a burial, for her body had been eaten by dogs. Her son King Joram had his body thrown into the plot of land formerly owned by Naboth the Jezreelite after Jehu son of Jehoshaphat had killed him.

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* DishonoredDead: DishonoredDead:
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Queen Jezebel isn't given the honor of a burial, for her body had been eaten by dogs. Her son King Joram had his body thrown into the plot of land formerly owned by Naboth the Jezreelite after Jehu son of Jehoshaphat had killed him.him.
** Of the kings of Judah, Jehoram is not buried with the other kings due to being rather nasty, and Azariah[=/=]Uzziah is buried in a field due to being a leper.
2nd Nov '17 7:49:32 AM VicGeorge2011
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** Also applies to the Books of Chronicles, though in Solomon's case, it's to leave out any mention of his {{Polyamory}} leading to his idolatry.

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** Also applies to the Books of Chronicles, though in Solomon's case, it's to [[{{Bowdlerize}} leave out any mention of his his]] {{Polyamory}} [[{{Bowdlerize}} leading to his idolatry.idolatry]].
2nd Nov '17 7:34:06 AM VicGeorge2011
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* TheSiege: Jerusalem endured a siege at the time of King Zedekiah, with the Babylonians as the invaders. Eventually the city got sacked, the king was captured, and most of the people except for the poorest of the land were deported.

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* TheSiege: TheSiege:
** Samaria endured a siege by the Arameans during the time of King Joram of Israel that caused a famine among its people. The siege ended when God caused the Aramean army to flee for their lives, leaving behind great amounts of plunder that the people of Israel made use of.
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Jerusalem endured a siege at the time of King Zedekiah, with the Babylonians as the invaders. Eventually the city got sacked, the king was captured, and most of the people except for the poorest of the land were deported.
2nd Nov '17 7:29:28 AM VicGeorge2011
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* FaceHeelTurn[=/=]FaithHeelTurn: King Joash of Judah after Jehoiada the priest died. He was a faithful follower of the Lord from childhood and even helped to restore the Temple with the money the people brought in, but after the priest's death he turned against the Lord and eventually suffered because of his rebellion. Some Bible students blame this on Jehoiada failing to pass on his faith in the Lord to the king that he acted as a co-regent of.

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* FaceHeelTurn[=/=]FaithHeelTurn: FaceHeelTurn[=/=]FaithHeelTurn:
** King Asa was a faithful follower of God for most of his life, but in 2nd Chronicles chapter 16, when Hanani the prophet called him out and condemned him for relying on help from the king of Aram instead of the Lord, Asa threw the prophet into prison and started oppressing the people. It got to the point where Asa ended up having diseased feet, of which he sought help from the physicians instead of from the Lord.
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King Joash of Judah after Jehoiada the priest died. He was a faithful follower of the Lord from childhood and even helped to restore the Temple with the money the people brought in, but after the priest's death he turned against the Lord and eventually suffered because of his rebellion. Some Bible students blame this on Jehoiada failing to pass on his faith in the Lord to the king that he acted as a co-regent of.
1st Nov '17 6:07:59 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DishonoredDead: Queen Jezebel isn't given the honor of a burial, for her body had been eaten by dogs.

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* DishonoredDead: Queen Jezebel isn't given the honor of a burial, for her body had been eaten by dogs. Her son King Joram had his body thrown into the plot of land formerly owned by Naboth the Jezreelite after Jehu son of Jehoshaphat had killed him.
31st Oct '17 11:05:33 AM VicGeorge2011
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* SuperSpeed: In 1st Kings chapter 18, when God ends the drought over the northern kingdom of Israel by sending rain, He gives the prophet Elijah this kind of power when he outraces King Ahab on foot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel.
29th Oct '17 12:05:33 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DishonoredDead: Queen Jezebel isn't given the honor of a burial, for her body had been eaten by dogs.
18th Oct '17 5:42:05 AM VicGeorge2011
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* AChildShallLeadThem: Kings Joash and Josiah of Judah were both children when they were crowned king. Of course, Jehoiada the priest acted as a co-regent to help Joash grow into the role of a godly king, at least as long as the priest lived.

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* AChildShallLeadThem: Kings Joash and Josiah of Judah were both children when they were crowned king. Of course, Jehoiada the priest acted as a co-regent to help Joash grow into the role of a godly king, at least as long as the priest lived. After Jehoiada died, King Joash did a FaithHeelTurn and was eventually killed.
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