Read the following two passages about the fall of the United Monarchy of Israel

1 Kings 11-12. 2

Question

read the following two passages about the fall of the United Monarchy of Israel:

1 Kings 11-12. 2

Chronicles 10

Now, perform the following exercises:

  1. Draw a general timeline of the major historical events of the passages. Be sure to consider only historical events
  2. that do not require faith to accept as possible. These will serve as your historical facts.
  3. Now, under each event on your timeline, note where the text suggests the God of Israel intervened in the events of
  4. history. This will indicate where the authors/editors of the text (re-)interpreted history according to their
  5. theological lens.
  6. now that you have parsed the historical events from the theological interpretation of them, consider the following question:

3.Strictly historically speaking: why do you think the United Monarchy failed?

Religious Studies