NAME: NJIHIA MARK
ADM NO: 12S03ABT003
DEPARTMENT: UNIVERSITY COMMON COURSES
COURSE: UCC 105 OLD TESTAMENT
LECTURER: Dr. THUO
TASK: DESCRIBE THE HISTORY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
DUE DATE: 28th January, 2013
The Old Testament was written over a wide historical period, it describes the relationship of God and the people of Israel before the coming of Jesus. To make it easy to explain the history in the Old Testament, I have seen it best to look at it under the following periods: 1. Primeval History
Primeval history refers to the earliest history in the Bible. Genesis chapters 1 to 11 are considered the primeval history portion of the Bible. This is the Biblical time …show more content…
However, on the succession of Solomon's son, Rehoboam, in the country split into two kingdoms: Israel (including the cities of Shechem and Samaria) in the north and Judah (containing Jerusalem) in the south. 7. Divided Monarchy (922BC-722BC)
After the death of Solomon, the United Monarchy split into two kingdoms with the defection of the ten northern tribes under the leadership of Jeroboam I.
The southern kingdom of Judah, essentially the tribes of Judah and Benjamin that remained loyal to Rehoboam, maintained its capital in Jerusalem and enjoyed three-and-a-half centuries of Davidic kings upon the throne. 8. Fall of Israel (Samaria) (722 BC)
The text of 2 Kings 17 tells of the reason why Israel fell as the Lord “removed them from His sight” (2 Kings 17:18). First, they fell because they imitated the evil of those around them (vss. 7-8). Second, they fell because they practiced idolatry (vss. 9-12). Third, they fell because they rebelled against God (vss. 13-16). Forth, they fell because they sacrificed their children (vss. 17-18). Samaria fell to the Syrians during the reign of King Hoshea.
9. Fall of Judah (Jerusalem) (578BC)
Despite the strong remonstrance of Jeremiah and others, Zedekiah revolted against Nebuchadnezzar, ceasing to pay tribute to him and entered into an alliance with Pharaoh Hophra of Egypt. In 589 BCE, Nebuchadnezzar II returned to Judah and again besieged Jerusalem. During this period,