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Hebrew Kings


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Hebrew Kings

  1. 1. Hebrew KingsSocial Studies for 10th E.G.B. | Teacher: Mauricio Torres
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. David  At a young age, he whad been a sheperd. He soon rose to prominence after he slew Goliath, a Philistine giant.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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?
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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