[[WMG: Solomon]]

->''"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, 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 Literature/TheBible. Also, if you read the Song of Songs of Solomon, you can see that he sure knew how to sweet talk women.
* ElementalPowers / SpeaksFluentAnimal: According to Islamic tradition.
* 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.
* FallenHero: The man who built Judaism's greatest monument fell to pagan worship.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Wrote the Song of Songs (aka the Song of Solomon). Some interpet it as being a metaphor for self-sacrificing love between God and his people, while others interpet as being a steamy love poem.
* InfantImmortality: See TakeAThirdOption below.
* JudgmentOfSolomon: TropeNamer.
* LonelyAtTheTop: According to Ecclesiastes, not even the wisdom he asked from God had made him happy.
* {{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.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Nobody seriously believes he was actually going to cut a baby in half.
* TheSmartGuy: There was a reason why he was consulted for miles around for answers to problems.
* 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.
* UpToEleven: David had multiple wives and originally [[YourCheatingHeart cheated on all of them with Solomon's mother]] before marrying her. Solomon outdoes his father and, well... see the numbers above.
* YoungestChildWins: Became king despite being the youngest of David's first eight children; he was also the second child of Bathsheba, David's favorite wife.

[[WMG: The Queen of Sheba]]

* DidTheyOrDidntThey: Debate rages to this day as to whether or not she was ever intimately involved with Solomon during her visit. (The Ethiopian monarchy claimed to have secret books that not only say they did, but that the resulting child founded their dynasty.)
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Was pretty well-read and eloquent.
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Sheba?]]: Debates range to this day.

[[WMG: Rehoboam, king of Judah]]

* BadassBoast: Which convinces the ten Northern tribes to secede. However this serves as a {{Deconstruction}} as it left both Israel and Judah vulnerable to their enemies.
%%* {{Jerkass}
* LastOfHisKind: Last king of a united Israel.

[[WMG: Jeroboam, king of Israel]]

* ArchEnemy: To Solomon.
* FallenHero: Started as TheChosenOne. Before Ahab, bad Israelite kings were described as "walking in the ways of Jeroboam, who led Israel to sin."
* NobleFugitive: Fled to Egypt after antagonizing Solomon and came back only when he died.

[[WMG: Zimri, king of Israel]]

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

[[WMG: Ahab]]

-->''"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
* HeelRealization: After Elijah declared to him the fate of his family, Ahab tore his clothing and fasted, humbling himself before God.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His plan to get Jehoshaphat killed in battle backfired and Ahab was killed instead.
* ManipulativeBastard: Was always scheming to displace the Davidic dynasty in Judah.

[[WMG: Jezebel]]

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

* ApocalypseMaiden
* ArchEnemy: To Elijah the Tishbite.
* ArrangedMarriage: Was a Phoenician princess given to Ahab as a means to seal a political alliance between their two nations.
* BeautyIsBad: According to some, the TropeCodifier
* 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.
* {{Curse}}: Elijah foretold that Jezebel would be eaten by dogs when she died. He was right, and it gets described in gory detail.
* TheDreaded: Even Elijah, who could call down fire from Heaven, was scared of her.
* 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.
** NamesTheSame: She is confused with a pagan cult leader mentioned in Revelation.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* KickTheDog: After her husband failed to buy Naboth's vineyard, she just coldly arranged his death. And embarrassed him in the process.
* LadyMacbeth: The OlderThanFeudalism example.
%%* MoralMyopia
* PoisonousFriend: Lead her husband Ahab down the path of Baal worship and is usually considered to be a bit more evil than he.
* ThePurge: Ordered the deaths of the Israeli prophets.
* TropeNamer: Her name is associated with the {{flanderization}}.

[[WMG: Elijah the Tishbite]]

-->''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.
* BadassLongcoat: The Coat, or Mantle of The Prophet. It was instrumental in Elijah and Elisha's first meeting, Elijah threw The Coat at Elisha, who instinctively caught it. Later, Elijah parted a river with with it, just before giving it to Elisha, who also used it perform miracles.
* CleverCrows: God sent ravens to feed him.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: When he was hungry, ravens would bring food to him. Despite his 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.
* LastOfHisKind:
** He thought that he was the last surviving prophet and the last faithful person left for a while. God told him that [[YouAreNotAlone he was not alone]] and, even if he is the last prophet, he can always train some more prophets, like Elisha.
** He and Elisha were also the last major Old Testament characters to work miracles. (Though many characters in the New Testament worked miracles.)
* PlayingWithFire: His specialty.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Him and the widow, arguably.
* YouAreNotAlone: God showed up, not in a maelstrom of fire, not in a howling wind/hurricane, but in a still, small voice to tell Elijah this.

[[WMG: Elisha]]

-->''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."
* BaldOfAwesome: Never, under any circumstances, insult him for it. Ever. Forty-two youths learned this the hard way.
* BearsAreBadNews: Summons them to maul his enemies.
* BerserkButton: Never insult his mentor and NEVER mock his baldness in front of him.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: If summoning two bears to [[DisproportionateRetribution maul 42 youths because they mocked your baldness]] is any implication. To be fair though, some interpret that scene as those youths threatening to kill him.
* DubInducedPlothole: A nice prophet guy summoning bears to maul what King James and co. translate as "children" makes a ''lot'' more sense when you look at the actual Hebrew word and see what it means and how it was used. He was being mocked by a gang of 42 young men (as in late teens to early 20's), which could have been a threat, especially if they were soldiers.
* 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.

[[WMG: Jehu, king of Israel]]

-->''And his captains threw their capes in the air, blew their trumpets and shouted "Jehu is king!"''

%%* AxCrazy
* DrivesLikeCrazy: His master the king recognized him (2 Kings 9:20) because he drives his chariot "like a madman."
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Among those he killed was his master's cousin, the king of Judah. This triggered Athaliah's purge.
* ThePurge: Killed Jezebel and all Baal priests as well as Ahab's relatives.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Appointed by God to eradicate pagan worship in Israel, but his mass murders went far beyond what was expected of him.

[[WMG: Joash, king of Judah]]

* AChildShallLeadThem: Became king at only 7 years old.
* BestServedCold: Why he was murdered.
* FaceHeelTurn: Had the son of the man who saved his life killed for speaking out against his reign.
* HiddenBackupPrince: Saved from being killed during his grandmother's purge.

[[WMG: Athaliah, queen of Judah]]

* GenerationXerox: Tries to carry on her mother Jezebel's legacy.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Was one kid close from destroying David's royal line.
* OffingTheOffspring: She very nearly succeeds, too.
* ThePurge: What her father Ahab couldn't do with intrigue and manipulation, she tried to do with force.

[[WMG: Hezekiah, king of Judah]]

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: He gets a bad case of this trope after God cures his illness and blesses him with unfathomable riches.
%%* TheGoodKing
* [[IllBoy Ill Guy]]: Once was this close to death...
* TragicMistake / NiceJobBreakingItHero: Showing Babylonian envoys all Judah's treasures put his nation on Babylon's hit list.

[[WMG: Josiah, king of Judah]]

%%* AChildShallLeadThem
%%* TheGoodKing
* HeroicBSOD: He found a "Book of the Law" (possibly Deuteronomy) and ripped his clothes and mourned because he realized how far his nation had forgotten its roots.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: After he dies, his kingdom falls right back into the sinful practices he worked to end.
* TragicMistake: Going to war with Egypt. He was killed in battle and Judah just couldn't recover.

[[WMG: Hosea]]

-->''"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."''

* ArrangedMarriage: God told him to marry an unfaithful harlot as an object lesson to Israel's idolatry.
* LoveMartyr
* MyGirlIsASlut
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Amos' Red. He spoke out against Israel's internal spiritual problem.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech

[[WMG: Amos]]

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

* BearsAreBadNews: 5:19
%%* JusticeWillPrevail
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Hosea's Blue. He was a plain-spoken Judean farmer who railed against Israel's corrupt affluence.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: See above.

[[WMG: Ezekiel]]

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

* CelebrityIsOverrated: People finally listened to Ezekiel when Jerusalem fell, but it was clear to him that they have still not taken God's words to heart.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: At one point, 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, hitting it with the sword.
* GoodShepherd: He cultivated the image of God as a shepherd better than anyone.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Ate a scroll containing God's word. According to him, it tasted like honey.