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Kings Unite the Israelites After they returned to Canaan a new threat arose to challenge the Israelites, they were the philistines. They lived along the Mediterranean and during the mid-1000s they invaded Canaan.
Saul Out of fear, the Israelites banded together under a single ruler that led them into battle. His name was Saul. He was a brilliant military commander, but he was never able to unite the tribes fully under his command. This was because he was not a rich man, and was looked down upon by the others.
David He was an admired poet (he wrote many psalms) and a skilled soldier. Unlike Saul, the Israelites loved him, and when he became the king, he had full support of tribal leaders. He established the capital in Jerusalem.
David At a young age, he whad been a sheperd. He soon rose to prominence after he slew Goliath, a Philistine giant.
Solomon Davids son. He took the throne in 965 BC. Like his father he was a strong king and expanded his kingdom, as far as making Egypt and Phoenicia his allies. Trade with his allies made him a rich man and king. With these riches, he built a great temple dedicated to God. It later became the center of of Israels religious life and a national symbol of their faith.
Ask Yourselves Compare: In which circumstances did each King rise to power? How are they different? Analyze: Why was Saul not liked by his people, but at the same time chosen as a King? Explain: Where did Salomon get his enormous wealth from? Why was David so revered by the Hebrews?
Timeline Draw a timeline with the following characteristics: Hebrew History studied so far. Start with Abraham. Use yearly estimates. Fill in data you think its relevant with it’s details. Name important figures that were studied in class. Do it on a blank sheet of paper.
Bibliography Burstein, S. M., & Shek, R. (2012). World History (Teacher´s Edition) (1st Edition ed.). (H. McDougal, Ed.) Orlando, Florida, US.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Images taken from Google.com