2. The Wide Influence of One Person.
3. Righteousness Pays.
4. Sin Destroys.
(b) Kingdom of Israel.
1. Name some of the powers of the king. I Samuel 11:7; I Samuel 22:18,19; II Samuel 15:2; I Kings 5:13,15; I Kings 8; II Kings 23:35.
2. What kings did Samuel anoint?
3. How long was David hunted by Saul and at what age?
4. Where and how did David spare Saul?
5. What two sins did David commit? II Samuel 11.
6. After these sins what parable was spoken to him, and by whom?
7. What two psalms did David write after these sins?
8. Why was he called a man after God’s own heart? I Samuel 13:14.
9. How many wives and concubines did Solomon have and what was the effect?
10. Name the worst king in Judah and the worst king in Israel.
11. Name five bad things Manasseh did. II Kings 21.
12. Name five good things Josiah did. II Kings 22 and 23.
13. Name the first and last king of Israel, also of Judah.
VII. What of Christ?
(a) Symbol. The temple. John 2:19.
(b) Types. David. Matt. 9:27. Name two likenesses. Solomon. Matt. 12:42. Name two likenesses.
(c) Prophecy. II Samuel 7:12,13.
THE KINGDOM UNDIVIDED
THE POETICAL BOOKS:
Song of Solomon Page
I. The Collection and Divisions:
In all probability the book of one hundred and fifty psalms, as it now stands, was compiled by Ezra about 450 B.C.
They are divided into five books, each closing with a benediction, evidently added to mark the end of the book. Note the number of psalms in Books 1 and 2.
II. The Purposes:
1. They were originally used as songs in the Jewish Temple Worship.
2. For centuries after Christ they formed the only Christian Hymnal.
3. They have comforted and supported the troubled hearts of all believers in all ages.
III. General Characteristics:
1. They are personal.—Number the first personal pronouns in Psalm 23. Note the frequent occurrence in others.
2. They are the expression of heart experiences.—Note the frequent use of the words heart and soul. These Hebrew poems are largely the diaries of the inner life.
3. They express the intimate relation between God and man.—Note in Psalms 23, 103, 139 how many the phrases which contain pronouns and words referring to both God and man.