In this module, we’ll cover 1-2 Kings and the majority of the prophets. The books of the Bible weren’t put together chronologically, so we have to jump around a little to keep things in order. The “division” refers to the time when the kingdom of Israel was split into two major portions: “Israel” and “Judah”. “Israel” refers to the northern ten tribes; “Judah” refers to the southern two tribes (Judah and Benjamin). The “exile” refers to the time when God’s people were taken out of their land to effectively become slaves of two kingdoms (Assyria and Babylon). So, we follow from when God split the kingdom until each kingdom had been taken into captivity.

Session 1: The History of Israel and Judah

Read 1 Kings 1:28-53, ch. 8, 11:1-13, 12:16-24, 16:29-34, ch. 18; 1 Kings 21:25-29; 2 Kings ch. 6, ch. 17, ch. 22, 24:10-25:21 and the notes below in preparation for this session.

Session 3: God Through the Division to Exile

Read Isaiah chs. 6, 10, 40, 11:1-10, 42:1-9, 49:1-7, 57:15, 63:1-6; John 12:30-33; Ezekiel 1; Nahum 1:1-8; Hosea 11:1-9 and the notes below in preparation for this session. Also provided is a short piece of supplementary reason from Michael Reeves's 'The Good God'. This links with the 'Two Depictions of God' section at 1:02:20.

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