Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Studies in the Books of Kings I and II (REL239)
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to translate, interpret and compare Biblical, Rabbinical and classic Jewish literature pertaining to the Books Kings I and II and identify and describe major themes found in those books.
Major topics include Naval; Avishag; Batsheba; Dovid’s promise that her next child would be king; Solomon's anointment was due to Adonijah’s dispute; Joab took hold of the corner of the altar; wisdom and understanding; feasting at the completion of the Torah; why Solomon was made king; Solomon married too many wives, acquired too many horses; the influences of Solomon’s wives; Solomon’s scholarship; reason Solomon gave Hiram that David didn’t build the Temple; contents of the Ark; “song” and “prayer”; Solomon’s relationship with the queen of Sheba; Nebuchadnezzar; Jeroboam; advice of the young and advice of the old; Levi never served idols; Achijah; Asa; Zimri; Omri; Elijah; the widow; Obadiah; hiding 100 prophets; “small thin voice”; Ahab; murder of Naboth; “twice your spirit”; Elisha; Jehosophat; Abishag the Shunamis; leprosy; Geihazi; permanence of words; Yoav; Elisha; Jeroboam; exile of the ten tribes; Hezkiah; Manasseh; Josiah; Athalia; finding the sefer Torah; Hulda; Matanya; destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem; death of Gedalyoh; Joachim; Nebuchanezzar’s death. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.