B I B S T U D Lesson 15 The Kings Of Israel


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B I B S T U D Lesson 15 The Kings Of Israel

  1. 1. The Kings of Israel Dennis Raymond P. Maturan De La Salle-College of St. Benilde 2011
  2. 2. SAUL: The First King of Israel <ul><li>The first human king of Israel after 300 hundred years of judges’ rule. </li></ul><ul><li>Anointed by Samuel about 1040 B.C. And declared him ruler saying, “the lord anoints you commander over his heritage” (1 Sm. 10:1). </li></ul>
  3. 3. SAUL: The First King of Israel <ul><li>He was a young, tall, handsome and wealthy Benjamite chosen by God through Samuel. </li></ul><ul><li>He stood head and shoulders above the other men and looked every inch a leader. </li></ul>
  4. 4. SAUL: The First King of Israel <ul><li>He began as a military hero, then was proclaimed king of all Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>But after a promising start chose to go his own way and disobeyed God. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Saul: The First King of Israel <ul><li>Was told by Samuel that: “You have rejected the word of the Lord and the Lord has rejected you as king over Israel”. </li></ul><ul><li>Was already decided by God to be succeeded by David even while he was still alive. </li></ul>
  6. 6. SAUL: The First King of Israel <ul><li>Because of his disobedience he became insane and was soothed only by David’s harp music. </li></ul><ul><li>He became jealous of David’s popularity and treated the latter as an outlaw. </li></ul><ul><li>Died with his three sons in the battle against the Philistines about 1000 B.C. </li></ul>
  7. 7. DAVID: The Second King of Israel <ul><li>His name means “beloved” in Hebrew. </li></ul><ul><li>The second and greatest King of the Israelites. </li></ul><ul><li>An Ephrathite, was the youngest son of Jesse. </li></ul>
  8. 8. DAVID: The Second King of Israel <ul><li>He ascended to the throne by becoming the armor bearer of King Saul. </li></ul><ul><li>A shepherd boy who slew Goliath, the Philistine Giant with a slingshot. </li></ul><ul><li>Was chosen among his seven other brothers and was secretly anointed by Samuel as the next king. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Biography Of King David <ul><li>While still a shepherd boy, is anointed king of Israel by the prophet Samuel ( 1 Sm. 16). </li></ul><ul><li>Taken into the king’s service, he plays the harp for Saul. </li></ul><ul><li>3. David kills the Philistine champion, Goliath (1 Sm. 17). </li></ul><ul><li>4. A deep friendship develops between him and Saul’s son Jonathan (1 Sm. 18). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Biography of King David <ul><li>5. Saul goes jealous – David flees, his life in danger (1 Sm. 18-21). </li></ul><ul><li>6. David, outlawed and in hiding, eludes the king and twice spares Saul’s life. (1 Sm. 22-24, 26). </li></ul><ul><li>7. He is crowned king the age of thirty </li></ul><ul><li>(2 Sm. 5). </li></ul><ul><li>8. The Ark of the Covenant is brought to the new capital city of Jerusalem (2 Sm. 6). </li></ul>
  11. 11. Biography of King David <ul><li>9. David dreams of building a temple for God, Who forbids it, but promises a succession “for ever” </li></ul><ul><li>(2 Sm. 7). </li></ul><ul><li>10. David’s military victories extend the frontiers of his kingdom (2 Sm. 5, 8, 10). </li></ul><ul><li>11. David commits adultery with Bathsheba and murders her husband Uriah; the prophet Nathan is sent by God to rebuke him. David and Bathsheba’s son dies but Solomon, the second son is born (2 Sm. 11-12). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Biography of King David <ul><li>12. Having family troubles, David’s son, Absalom, leads a rebellion and David flees him (2 Sm. 15-16). </li></ul><ul><li>13. Absalom is killed and David becomes sorrowful (2 Sm. 18). </li></ul><ul><li>14. David returns to Jerusalem (2 Sm. 19). </li></ul><ul><li>15. David names Solomon as the next king and gives him last instructions, and dies after a 40-year rule, leaving a strong and stable kingdom. (1 Kgs. 1-2). </li></ul>
  13. 13. SOLOMON: The Third King of Israel <ul><li>His name in Hebrew is Shelomoh derived from shalom which means “peace”. </li></ul><ul><li>The son of King David and Bathsheba and succeeded his father as King of Israel. </li></ul>
  14. 14. SOLOMON: The Third King of Israel <ul><li>Was asked by God in a dream of what he wished for and was granted the gifts of wisdom, judgment and administration, but was also given wealth and honor which he never asked for. </li></ul>
  15. 15. SOLOMON: The Third King of Israel <ul><li>His reign was a long period of peace and growth of: </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Trade </li></ul>
  16. 16. SOLOMON: The Third King of Israel <ul><li>It was during his reign that the magnificent temple of Jerusalem was built to house the Ark of the Covenant. </li></ul><ul><li>However, he made the people’s lives hard by heavily taxing them. </li></ul>
  17. 17. SOLOMON: The Third King of Israel <ul><li>He was also known as the wise fool since he disobeyed God by marrying hundreds of women who worshipped other gods, keeping hundreds of concubines, building temples for idols and as punishment his kingdom was divided. </li></ul>