History Literature / BooksOfKings

7th May '17 7:10:22 AM rafi
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* JudgmentOfSolomon: TropeNamer. The story recounts that two mothers living in the same house, each the mother of an infant son, came to King Solomon. One of the babies had died, and each claimed the remaining boy as her own. Calling for a sword, Solomon declared his judgment: the baby would be cut in two, each woman to receive half. One mother thought the ruling fair, but the other begged Solomon, "Give the baby to her, just don't kill him!" The king declared the second woman the true mother, as a mother would even give up her baby if that was necessary to save its life. This judgment became known throughout all of Israel and was considered an example of profound wisdom.
29th Apr '17 11:51:29 AM VicGeorge2011
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** King Sennacherib of Assyria does this to King Hezekiah when he threatens to destroy Judah, saying "where are the gods" of the nations that he had conquered and suggesting that Hezekiah's God will not save him. It doesn't work well for the Assyrian king when, after King Hezekiah prays to God, he finds that 185,000 of his troops are all dead.

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** King Sennacherib of Assyria does this to King Hezekiah when he threatens to destroy Judah, saying "where are the gods" of the nations that he had conquered and suggesting that Hezekiah's God will not save him. [[DoNotTauntCthulhu It doesn't work well for the Assyrian king king]] when, after King Hezekiah prays to God, he finds that 185,000 of his troops are all dead.
17th Apr '17 2:57:09 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DownTheDrain: In some translations of Judges 3, this is how Ehud escaped after [[CrowningMomentOfFunny killing King Eglon]], who had defeated the Israelites, in a rather unusual manner.
13th Apr '17 11:31:44 AM DustSnitch
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* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult: God [[WouldHurtAChild doesn't subscribe to this trope]]: "And [Elisha the prophet] went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them." Yes, He had children rent apart by bears on a case of verbal abuse. In fact, you could extend His aversion of this trope to his interactions with every being in Creation.



* DownTheDrain: In some translations of Judges 3, this is how Ehud escaped after [[CrowningMomentOfFunny killing King Eglon]], who had defeated the Israelites, in a rather unusual manner.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Solomon loved monkeys so much he had them imported (1 Kings 10:22)
%%* EverythingIsWorseWithBears: 2 Kings 2:24.



%%* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Jezebel and Athaliah.

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%%* * GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Jezebel (tried to destroy Judaism) and Athaliah.her daughter Athaliah (had all her grandkids killed, save one, almost destroying David's royal line)


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* PlayingWithFire: Elijah incinerates much of Israel during his time as a BadassPreacher, including [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome all the foreign prophets who opposed him during a dramatic standoff.]] He also flew to heaven on a chariot drawn by flaming horses.
29th Mar '17 6:01:02 AM silverman2020
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** In 1 Kings 17:8-24, After Elijah was directed to a house in Zarephath and he supplied foods to a widow and her son, the boy felt ill and became breathless. Elijah prays to God for [[RuleOfThree threes times]] in a hope that God would let the boy's life return to life. God heard Elijah's cry and returned the boy's life to him, resurrecting the child.

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** In 1 Kings 17:8-24, After Elijah was directed to a house in Zarephath and he supplied foods to a widow and her son, the boy felt ill and became breathless. Elijah prays to God for [[RuleOfThree threes three times]] in a hope that God would let the boy's life return to life. God heard Elijah's cry and returned the boy's life to him, resurrecting the child.
13th Mar '17 3:02:52 AM VicGeorge2011
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%%* FaceHeelTurn[=/=]FaithHeelTurn: King Joash of Judah after Jehoiada the priest died.

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%%* * FaceHeelTurn[=/=]FaithHeelTurn: King Joash of Judah after Jehoiada the priest died.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.
13th Mar '17 2:55:40 AM VicGeorge2011
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%%* DeathByFallingOver: King Ahaziah of Israel.

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%%* * DeathByFallingOver: King Ahaziah of Israel.Israel. Of course, it wasn't the fall through the lattice that ultimately caused his death, but his choosing to seek out out a false god instead of the Lord about whether he would survive or not that sealed his fate.
11th Mar '17 3:10:01 AM VicGeorge2011
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%%* IntimateHealing: Done twice by the prophets Elijah and Elisha.

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%%* * IntimateHealing: Done twice by the prophets Elijah and Elisha.Elisha with their resurrection miracles as mentioned in BackFromTheDead requiring lying down on top of the children they were praying for.
10th Mar '17 1:34:47 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DrivenToSuicide: King Zimri of Israel lasted only a week as king when he found himself surrounded by Omri's forces that he decided to burn his house with himself still inside it.

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* DrivenToSuicide: King Zimri of Israel lasted only a week as king when he found himself surrounded by Omri's forces that he decided to burn his house down with himself still inside it.



%%* {{Jerkass}}: Rehoboam, Solomon's son.

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%%* * {{Jerkass}}: Rehoboam, Solomon's son.son. He was given the advice of taking it easy with the workload and taxes on the people of Israel, but instead he chose to make things harder on them, thus causing ten of the twelve tribes of Israel to revolt and form a new kingdom.
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