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BIBLICAL PATRIARCHS, JUDGES, KINGS, AND PROPHETS AS PARAGONS OF VIRTUE: ACTUALLY NOT

October 10, 2016

THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN THE CIVIL WAR

The Bible lies at the basis of  our moral code in much of the world.  The five books of the old testament: Genesis is, Hisotricla, Wisdom, Prpphtic and the gospels undlie not only our griolihns but much of the moral laws wer have.  .The tentacles of this document extgends throught the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish world.  And indeed even unto the the secular.

This narrative is fulled with characters. Approsxinaltely f5000  cThe one thins they one ting in common they all have moral defects.  In keeping with the basi of the judio christen tenert.

At the crux of theis narrative is the ,

The Judeo Christian tradition relies much on the Bible to define our moral code and moral precepts.    Jewish history lays the basis for Christian Theology and was used extensively by Christ, that history HERLADS..Christ’s entry into the sphere of humanity.    The whole basis for constitution after constitution is that the Decalogue and the patriarchs, prophets, even kings and of course Jesus of Nazareth provided our back bone for leadership.

God created very real characters in both the Old and New Testaments.  . Indeed these figures are now carefully crafted into our folklore.   In the Judeo- Christian Tradition Adam and  Eve committed the first sin—disobedience to God. The bible is totally believable because the characters are real. None are without sin, unlike the Christian saints, consequently much more interesting. Specially important is Jewish History.   Our icons.. are Yet this gift  which was given to us b God  does not show that Gods chosen were not morally perfect people, by making people Adam and Eve. The first sinners were held accountable for their sin of disobedience by God.. They disobeyed.     As a result men where born into original sin.  Tis all Changed with Christ. Satan was destroyed.

What are seome of these defects.  Deception, Domination, Cowardcie,Let us examine a few of them!

  • Adam   and Eve were God’s first creation fell prey to the designs of a woman ad committed the first sin.   Their sin was human weakness.  They submitted to teir dsires.   tony Open to sin. Maneuvered disobeyed God.  Lied.    Not a model of paragon.   Adam is weak. Eve is evil and drags adam.  Eve falls for the evil ways of the devil    Eve   Also tony a weakling  buffaloed by he devil    Satan  a  man   tempted   got in trouble with God.  This fearful allegory says that by defying God and   we sin.    Disobedience

 

  • Kane and Abel Kane killed Able.    Jealousy began aquickly after the fall of adam and eve.  Jealousy.  not being able  God showed us sin.   Jealousy, hatred, lack of faith I in God Abel   a showoff. He  was Gods Chosen  the other was not.  Should he be condemned?  Violence and murder.

 

  • Thisone is very important.  Tony  Noah,  got drunk.  CHOSEN.   Cursed  his son.  But was the only man god save.    Yet we learn a lesson here. With all his defects, Noah was the

 

  • Abraham and SarahAbraham    many sins   cowardice   presented wife as sister   sent slave woman into the desert  CHOSENSara was a mean spirited bitch. Passed herself off as a slut    Mean !  She threw out slave woman  with a bag lunch

 

 

  • Isaac and Rebecca

Rebecca  pulled wool over husbands eys   a terrible mother.

Isaac   lethargic

 

Esau

  •   Esau Sold his birthright for a bowl of bean soup sinful  Gave parents trouble.

Jacob

  • Stubborn a real bastard.
  • Feisty  lied  to father   lied to father in law   lied to brother   chosen by God  smart    wrestled with God outsmarted by father in law  a cousin of  his own mother.  CHOSEN
  • Rachel lied to father     goodwife  loved Jacob   dies in childbirth

Sosns of Jacob

  • Twelve Sons  All  a bunch of vipers. Here is what Jacob said about them

ssemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob. Listen to Israel, your father.

  • “Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might,
  • Joseph   very selfish dandy show off.
  • All participated in killings kidnapping and beating of brother.  How evil .  Defiled fathers concubine.   Particulary eveil.
  • Moses most important man in Jewish history.  He was a murderer. Also had a bad temper.      Both brother Aaron and Sister Miriam were Jealous of him   CHOSEN
  • Samuel complex      he was sa jealous sob   really wanted to be king .    lived a long time.  Treated Saul like excrement    said god spoke to him so he says  then pissed on Saul   diesw   but crowns a new king  quite two faced  CHOSEN S
  • Samson     for  women  his weakness
  • Judith   Chopped off head of Generals
  • saul  committed sucide.  HE WAS  JEALOUS,  He seemed to have common sense, but offended God    he was a manic depressive. Could not accept humiilit   Noremorse.   CHOSEN THEN REJECTED    CHOSEN
  • david So so many defects.   Promiscuous, Murderer, Adulterer,  but constantly in sorrow
  • Solomon faithless ,vain lavish lust  CHOSEN
  • All the kings  And they did great eveil in the eys of the Lord.   CHOSEN.
  • Elisha’ mirder lack of fatith and so
  • Jonaha real fluke did he even iexits
  • Isaiah  A whiner
  • Jeremiah  ok
  • All the kings rotten
  • Macabees  Bfrave but int time
  • Peter Diended jesus three times.  Mocked Jesus.
  • Lost his timepler
  • Paul   a sonofatbithc.
  • Thomas  a nonbelier
  • Judas
  • John  A DANDY
  • James  ANDADANY

 

 

Unlike Icons and Saints who are faultless, the ancient Jewish writers these pefopel was human’s warts and all. Whey these people are as they are The ancient Jewish writers did not present us with Iconic saints, but instead with human bring with all their faults

 

Significance. Quite so.  Reflect the sins of humanity.

 

  1. Adam and Eve .  We are taught from the very beginning htat man has sisnned.  Thus the parriarchsar follingin theat mold   Amdansinned,   eve sinned. They did wrong.  God told them so.  And that their
  2. Kane and Abel.    Kane killed Able.   Jealousy.  not being able  God showed us sin.   Jealousy, hatred, lack of faith I in God
  3. Noah  got drunk.  CHOSEN

Abraham    many sins   cowardice   presented wife as sister   sent slave woman into the desert  CHOSEN  dishonest t

Sara was a mean spirited bitch. Passed herself off as a slut    Mean !  She threw out slave woman  with a bag lunch

Rebecca  pulled wool over husbands eys   a terrible mother.

Isaac   lethargic

Jacob    Stubborn a real bastard.   Feisty  lied  to father   lied to father in law   lied to brother   chosen by God  smart    wrestled with God outsmarted by father in law  a cousin of  his own mother.  CHOSEN

Rachel lied to father     goodwife  loved Jacob   dies in childbirth

 

Esau Sold his birthright for a bowl of bean soup sinful  Gave parents trouble.

Twelve Sons  All  a bunch of vipers. Here is what Jacob said about them

 

ssemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob. Listen to Israel, your father.

“Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might,

 

Joseph   very selfish dandy show off.

All participated in killings kidnapping and beating of brother.  How evil .  Defiled fathers concubine.

most important man in Jewish history.  He was a murderer. Also had a bad temper.      Both brother Aaron and Sister Miriam were Jealous of him   CHOSEN

samuel complex      he was sa jealous sob   really wanted to be king .    lived a long time.  Treated Saul like excrement    said god spoke to him so he says  then pissed on Saul   diesw   but crowns a new king  quite two faced  CHOSEN S

Samson     for  women  his weakness

Judith   Chopped off head of Generals

saul  committed sucide.  HE WAS  JEALOUS,  He seemed to have common sense, but offended God    he was a manic depressive. Could not accept humiilit   Noremorse.   CHOSEN THEN REJECTED    CHOSEN

david So so many defects.   Promiscuous, Murderer, Adulterer,  but constantly in sorrow

Solomon faithless ,vain lavish lust  CHOSEN

All the kings  And they did great eveil in the eys of the Lord.   CHOSEN.

Elisha’ mirder lack of fatith and so

Jonah

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Jonah

All the kings

Macabees

 

Why is this important.  Becsause it shows God’s love for humainty

 

LEGACY OF ISRAEL’S FIRST THREE  KINGS

 

The names of Israel’s first three kings remain household words to this very day throughout the world. There is a reason for this-their legacy to three religions.  But they are also household words in the secular world.  This essay emans to show why.

 

 

 

 

 

Jewish Legacy Important. Three Religions.

David

 

We owe a lot to the first three kings of Israel.  Saul, Solomon, and David.

 

What>

 

They created the moderna stagte of Israel

They jpaved the way for the coming of chrsit

They left wonderful examples for uys

 

Basic outgline

 

Created State of Israel.  Same issue today as then

David left us  Soldier, Writer , Harpist  Rock Store

Writings

Example of his life

Military know how

 

 

 

 

David, Solomon, Saul. are among   thousands of ancient kings. But their legacy has been longstanding, exceeding those around them.   To this day they are household words in the domains of three religions:  Christianity,  Judaism,   and Islam.

 

Solomon the least of the theree. His main accomplishment tos that he ehped create and protdct the first Jewish Kindsom on earth.

 

Thencam david  unforgettable.  Great maonarch in world hisotyr.  Created a kingdom that surviesto this very day

 

Solomon.  Create the temple  Wisdom

 

 

These three kings set up the first Israel three thousand years l

Why.   For one,  David is at the masthead of three religions.

Second the wisdom of Solomon.

Third the State of Israel.. Forth, their storeys moe interesting than any greek tragedy   Their wisdom. Si, their building prorams, seven their place in Jewish history, nine their palce in Christian history.  Their pace in theogloy. What about them.  Theyu all had a rough time.The world has had millions of kings through the ages.  However, three that stand out are the three kings.    Their influence is felt to this very day. Jewish history is the back-bone of Christine theology.  Not only is it important to Jews but Christian and Muslims  .   Saul, David, Solomon are Israel’s first three kings.  The world has predicted millions of kings and monarchs.  Some small,  some big.   We have the powerful Roman emperors. Aga  Kahn, etc   but also pale in comparison with these three monarch..

 

Must of the legacy of those either kings is fairly temporarary. But these three Jewish Kings provided not only Israel but all of Israel with a golden age.

reigned who reigned for a total of 100 years have left an unparalleled legacy.   Legacies of Monarchs come and go. But these three have had an influence greater than any one else. Legacies of monarch come and go.  Few leave a really important imprint on humanity. Some in the region.  Charlemagne, Caesar.  But these kings differ.

 

  1. First, their legacy touches all Muslims, Christians, and Jews. That covers 2.5 billion people on the planet.
  2. Second, the Wisdom of Solomon, within Christianity Third,
  3. the psalms of David and Solomon to this day are uttered through the planet.
  4. Fourth, the legacy of the state of Israel. Isreael is still having a problem .
  5.  Their influence on mankind has been indeed been profound

 

The three men have much in common.

  • All three had a direct calling , had either direct

Revelation from a prophet or spoke to God  divine inspiration.

  • All were endowed with much intelligence. Looks et.
  • All three sinned, and had many fault.
  • All three God selected

In addition, their lives tell stories of conquests and tragedies. Superb novels. All  had divine calling.  Intelligence looks  All three sinned.  All had   problem with their children All three built Israel, and were all aware of their calling . Also, lessons in retributions by God.  All died unhappily.   All had a major impact

 

Why are we interested. Their roles in world history tell us much about governance.   God did not want a king but the people insisted on one even after being told that they would have to give up many rights, but the people seeing how their neighbors’ fought  and were     protected wanted a young king like they had. God really warned ed them all so badly, but the people persisted.  In the end  Samuel finally gave e up in desperation.  Firtst, their contributions to western civilization.  They helped to define the moral code.  They gave us wisdom, they gave us the psalms, Only a few years.

 

Finally God chose one.  But guess what?    He chooses Saul and ten realizes he made a big mistake.   Called in for a new one   Got David—who became his favorite.  And frorm his loins would come the savior of mankind

 

 

Why Chosen  All three men were remarkable, physically and intellectually.     God did not want to have his people ruled by kings.   Here is what he told Samuel  They were to govern themselves with God’s direction.  Israel was ruled by Judges including Samson, Othniel, Ehud,  Shagmar  Deborah Gideon Abimelech  Tola   Yair  Jepthah  Ibzan Elon  Abdon   Samson eli  Samuel.  The judges ruled well.   Specially Samuel. But the people still demand a king.  Why.  They observed their neighbors remember Israel was not a contiguous  nation   The people demanded a king.  Samuel he chief judge at the time. Both a seer and a prophet who spoke directly to GoD.  The Divien being definitely did not want  a king.  The people were to govern    themselves.  They claimed they could not.     Needed protection.  Here God gives  first important lesson. “Self governance. People did not want that.

 

 

 

Relationship to God

All thre kings had different relationship with. There storie are compelling.Saul Chosen by God   but a mistake .  To be sure, accorfding to old testaaent writers God absloutley did not want the Isrealeites to have a king  He warend them through his prophet sameul that

David chosen by God, behaved badly, but not a mistakeSolomon chosen by Bathsheba’s self, and she hounded her husband.   But Solomon fulfilled the divine mission of building the temple

 

David loved most by God.   But God did not speak directly to him.  Only spoke y flaws. through Samuel and Nathan. Solomon, chosen by God to build the temple.   Also favored by God for his humility.  But later abandoned God.  Kingdom divided in half at this death. Saul first chosen , then abandoned by God.  Remarkabale youth.  But lost favor.

David loved God the most.  Constantly praying for forgiveness.   Wrote beautiful poetry in tribute to God.

 

Defects and  strengths

Saul was  melancholy He had a jealous nature. He was also not too bright.    Jealousy Insecure, Vengeful, Impatient lacking in Wisdom, little faith  Hatred, lacking common sense, not politically astute David   Lust, ambition Willing to murder, stealth love of power, manipulative, lust, conniving,   Solomon   ostentatious   love of women arrogant   privileged

 

 

Strengths

Saul  fighter  resolute  Love of God  David, Faith, Humbled.  Love  Wise   political genius  Solomon   wise, resolute  gets job done  Davdid was a magnificent fella. Look at thim.     Great Poet, wrting all the spasm  Fifty of the m a third.  Yet only a mountain sheep boy.     Psalms all reflect his love of the language, ability to communicate with God his gret er poer.

 

 

LegaciesWisdom, faith  military forgiveness   But differed.   Solomon was not a god soldier.  Saul and davidv were.   dAvid one of the greatest military stragtsit of all time.

 

EnemiesSaul   Samuel, David  Jonathan, Michael, Abner, Sons of Saul, House of Jesse

David,    Saul   Michal Absalom, Job Nathaniel  Solomon 2 brothers, God Joab Rehoam  Abiathar

 

 

Killings

 

David   200 philistime, Absalm, Goliath Saul   PhilistinesSolomon  2  brothers  Joab

 

 

Friends

 

Solomon    Michael, Queen of Sheba   Bathsheba  other borthers David    Jonathan, wives  Nathaniel  Motehr  Saul   Abner /insSolomon   self indulgent   loat faith      haditnce

DavidSolomonhasdLegacyDavid   State of Israel, Jwish people psalms  relgionSolomon Wisdm S[asmasdd    Sons of songs  Aul The tragedy Jsus  qoted dAvid on CrossAccording to all their works, they have done from the day that I brought them out of Egypt until this day: as they have forsaken me, and served strange gods, so do they also unto you.    My People:   This will be the right of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and put them in his chariots, and will make them his horsemen, and his running footmen, to run before his chariots,  and he will appoint of them to be his tribunes, and his centurions, and to plough his fields, and to reap his corn, and to make him arms and chariots.   Your daughters also he will take to make him ointments, and to be his cooks, and bakers. Let me continue:  He will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your best olive yards, and give them to his servants. reover he will take the tenth of your corn, and of the revenues of your vineyards, to give to his eunuchs and servants.   Your servants also, and handmaids, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, he will take away, and put them to his work.  Your flocks also he will tithe, and you shall be his servants

w they died

  1. Saul died by suicide!
  2. David in his bed, but saw the shadow of tragedy.
  3. Solomon knowing that his kingdom would fall apart.

Some of their legacies

  1. the 150  psalms
  2. the State of Israel
  3. The Book of Wisdom
  4. The Song of Songs
  5. wisdom of all kinkds
  6. The Christian religion
  7. a jewish state
  8. the survival of the Jewish poepl
  9. jesus bragged about those

 

 

 

 

Cuts

Jesus referred to them often. . 13:28} There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of God, and yourselves being thrown outside. Yet e thery were not exzmplesofmorlperfection.

 

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