1. History of ancient Israel 9 - King Solomon

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    Solomon was, according to the Bible, a King of Israel and according to the Talmud one of the 48 prophets. He was a son of David, also called Jedidiah, and is described as the third king of the United Monarchy, and the final king before the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah split. Following the split his patrilineal descendants ruled over Judah alone. The Hebrew Bible credits Solomon as the builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem, and portrays him as great in wisdom, wealth, and power, but ultimately as a king whose sin, including idolatry and turning away from Yahweh, leads to the kingdom being torn in two during the reign of his son Rehoboam.

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    • History of ancient Israel 11 - Babylonian Exile and Return

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      After the Kingdom of Israel had split in two, the Northern Kingdom of 10 tribes and the Southern Kingdom of Judea with the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, first the Northern tribes were taken captive into Assyria. Later the elite of the Southern Kingdom was brought into exile in Babylon. A small portion of them returned when Babylon became part of the Persian Empire of Cyrus the Great. Then the Second Temple was built.

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      • History of ancient Israel 12 – Hellenistic period

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        Also in the period of the last few centuries before Jesus, the land of Israel was mostly divided between influences from the Ptolemaic Empire in Egypt from the South and the Seleucid Empire from the North. They both were successor states of the Empire of Alexander the Great and many Jews objected the Hellenistic influences.

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        • History of ancient Israel 10 – Divided Kingdoms of Northern Israel and Judah

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          "Shortly after the reign of King Solomon, Israel divided into the Northern Kingdom led by Jeroboam, who had been Solomon’s minister of forced labor, and the Southern Kingdom or Kingdom of Judah reigned by Solomon’s son Rehoboam."

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          • The Ancients and Nature

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            Just like the rise and fall of civilizations, the environment experiences a similar pattern of prosperous times followed by depletion and changes in the natural environment. Civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, and Israelites all benefitted from the thriving and fertile land around them, however just as these civilizations have vanished, so too has much of the fertile, prosperous land that they lived on and around. The study of these ancient civilizations helps to uncover human opinions on the natural environment, how the environment influenced the development of civilizations, and how civilizations had an impact on the environment, and perhaps even how these factors have influenced attitudes and outlooks today. These interrelationships form the basis of ecology. The influence and relationship between nature and humankind was recognized early in civilization, with writers such as Hippocrates observing and noting the “effect of climate on human health, temperament, and intelligence and remarked that civilizations arose in lands of moderate or warm climate with light rainfall, where water supply was a major challenge” (Hughes, 1975). However, just as the environment has had an effect on civilizations past and present, so too has humankind had a substantial effect on nature and its processes. Civilizations were only able to be resilient as long as they struck a balance with nature. Many civilizations failed to do so, leading to not only the demise of their empire, but also a demise of the land around them.

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            • 3.The Mysterious Missing City Of The Exodus

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              In what many have called a boring and obscure part of the Bible sits an incredible mystery: a missing city. If the mystery turns out one way, the history that has been left to us in the Bible will show the Bible to be a fraud. If the mystery turns out the other way, the evidence will show that the history left to us in the Bible is highly accurate. The ancient city of Dibon is mentioned in Numbers 33:45 as one of the places the children of Israel camped during their journey to the land of Canaan. But excavations at the modern site of Tel Dihbon have not turned up evidence of habitation at the time of the Exodus (1200-1240BC). In fact, no substantial signs of settlement were seen until around 300 years after the time mentioned in the Old Testament. That leaves us with several questions: Did the Israelites just make up the story of camping at Dibon? Is the Old Testament unreliable in the Jewish history it chronicles? In short, is this slice of history communicated to us in the Bible truthful, or merely an ancient fraud? The lack of any significant findings at Tel Dihbon has led many scholars to completely jettison the idea that the Old Testament history of the Jewish people is reliable. But is that the end of the story? In this episode we examine the evidence surrounding this important question, and we invite to the table a witness to ancient history that has something to say on this matter. This voice is indeed an ancient voice, a trustworthy voice, and a completely scientifically verifiable voice. It is the voice of ancient Egypt herself. Please join us as we examine the trustworthiness of the Bible through the lens of an ancient city buried in the sands of time.

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              • 2.The Tel Dan Stele

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                In asking the question, "Is the history the Bible presents to us a trustworthy history?", this episode examines an ancient artifact known as "The Tel Dan Stele". The question of the existence of King David and his dynasty is an element that skeptical biblical scholars have tried to use to communicate the idea that the history the Bible presents to us isn't believable. What is inscribed on this artifact, by an ancient enemy of Israel, shows beyond any doubt that both King David and his dynasty did in fact exist, just as the Bible says they did.

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                • 1.Dating The Old Testament

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                  In the Bible we've been given so much history. But is it a history that can be trusted? In this episode we explore the historicity of the Old Testament and use astronomy and the ancient histories of Israel's neighbors to determine if we can accurately date events in the Old Testament.

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                  • Water into Wine: The Mystery of Jesus' First Miracle

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                    http://www.margaretfeinberg.com I'm fascinated by Jesus' first miracle. Ancient Israeli weddings lasted several days—which required time, money, and resources to contribute to the celebration. On day three of one specific nuptial that Jesus attends, they run out of wine—not only embarrassing, but devastating to the family honor. Mary, Jesus' mom, asks Jesus for help. At first reluctant, Jesus instructs the servants to draw water from the jar and take it to the headwater. Somewhere between the faucet and the palette, a miracle takes place. The common water becomes choice wine in seconds. Normally, producing choice wine takes years—Jesus goes beyond the realm of time to perform a miracle and further display that he was the Son of God. To learn more about Scouting the Divine book and 6-session DVD Bible study, click here: http://goo.gl/UmIYc *** Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. Her books and Bible studies have sold over 600,000 copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage from CNN, the Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more. She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine and one of the ’40 Under 40’ who will shape Christian publishing by Christian Retailing magazine. Margaret currently lives in Morrison, Colorado, with her husband, Leif and their superpup, Hershey. Check out Margaret's Website: http://www.margaretfeinberg.com Like Margaret on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/margaretfeinberg Follow Margaret on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mafeinberg Follow Margaret on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/mafeinberg Subscribe to Margaret’s RSS feed and receive a free ebook download: goo.gl/PLWY5

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                    • Biblical Truths Reveal Unexpected Insights into Today

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                      http://www.margaretfeinberg.com On the last stop on my journey while researching Scouting the Divine, I hung out with a vintner in Napa Valley. The truths that he taught me, not only about the ancient society, but about modern economy blew me away. Ancient Israel lived in a subsistence economy—farmers grew enough to live on from year to year. When Jesus uses vineyard imagery, he taps into the economic plight of the culture and our own. *** Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. Her books and Bible studies have sold over 600,000 copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage from CNN, the Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more. She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine and one of the ’40 Under 40’ who will shape Christian publishing by Christian Retailing magazine. Margaret currently lives in Morrison, Colorado, with her husband, Leif and their superpup, Hershey. Check out Margaret's Website: http://www.margaretfeinberg.com Like Margaret on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/margaretfeinberg Follow Margaret on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mafeinberg Follow Margaret on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/mafeinberg Subscribe to Margaret’s RSS feed and receive a free ebook download: goo.gl/PLWY5 For more information about Scouting the Divine and the 6-week Bible Study, click here: http://goo.gl/uEljw

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