Who was the first conqueror on the earth?
Nimrod, the son of Cush, was the first conqueror.
Why was one of Eber’s sons named Peleg?
In his days, the earth was divided.
What land had kings before kings reigned over the Israelites?
The land of Edom had kings before the Israelites had kings.
What happened to Er, Judah’s firstborn son?
He was wicked in the sight of Yahweh, so Yahweh killed him.
How did Achar bring trouble on Israel?
He stole what was reserved for God.
Who was the seventh son of Jesse?
David was the seventh son of Jesse.
How many years did David rule as king in Jerusalem?
He ruled for thirty-three years as king in Jerusalem.
Who was the last king for the Israelites?
Zedekiah was Israel’s last king.
What did Jabez pray to the God of Israel?
He prayed that God would bless him, extend his territory, keep him from harm so that he might not have to endure pain.
Was Jabez’s prayer answered?
Yes, God granted him his prayer.
Why did the clan of Shimei and his brothers not increase greatly in numbers and the people of Judah did?
His brothers did not have many children.
Why did some of the sons of Shimei go to Gedor on the east side of the valley?
They were seeking pasture for their flocks, and they found abundant and good pasture there.
Why was Reuben’s firstborn birthright given to his brother Joseph?
His birthright was given to Joseph, son of Israel, because Reuben had defiled his father’s couch.
From what son of Israel would a leader come?
A leader would come from Israel’s son, Judah.
What happened to Beerah, the son of Baal?
The king of Assyria took him into exile.
How many trained soldiers did the Reubinites, Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh have?
They had forty-four thousand soldiers trained for war, who carried shield and sword, and who drew the bow.
Why were the Hagrites defeated?
They were defeated because the Israelites cried out to God and put their trust in him, and God responded to them.
How long did the Israelites live in the land they took from the Hagrites?
They lived there until their captivity.
Where did the half tribe of Manasseh live with their families?
They lived in the land of Bashan.
Because the Reubenittes, Gadities, and the half tribe of Manasseh were unfaithful to God, what did he do to them?
God stirred up the king of Assyria and these tribes were taken into exile by Assyria.
To whom did Yahweh exile Judah and Jerusalem?
He exited Judah and Jerusalem to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
What were the duties of the men whom David put in charge of music?
They were to serve by singing before the tabernacle.
Who built the house of Yahweh in Jerusalem?
Soloman built the house of Yahweh.
What tribe of Israel was assigned to do the work for the tabernacle?
The Levites were assigned to do this work.
What atonement offerings were Aaron and his sons responsible for?
They were responsible for the offerings on the altar for burnt offerings and on the incense altar.
What were these offerings for?
These offerings were to make atonement for Israel’s sins.
Where did the Levites live because they were not given specific land like the other tribes?
The Levites were assigned by lot cities with their pasturelands from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin.
What kind of men were the sons of Tola?
They were strong, courageous men.
What was the number of fighting men from the tribe of Issachar?
The tribe of Issachar had 87,000 fighting men.
For what were the sons of Bela known?
The sons of Bela were known as soldiers and originators of clans.
Who bore Manasseh a male child named Asriel?
Manasseh’s Aramite concubine bore him a male child named Asriel.
Why did Ephraim need comfort from his brothers when he was in mourning for many days?
Ephraim needed comfort from his brothers because his sons Ezer and Elead were killed by men of Gath when they went to steal their cattle.
Why did Ephraim name his son Beriah?
Ephraim named his son Beriah because tragedy had come to his family.
Who was the son of Nun?
Joshua was the son of Nun.
Where were the possessions and residences of Joshua and his family?
Their possessions and residences were in Bethel and its surrounding villages.
What were the qualities of the descendants of Asher?
The descendants of Asher were originators of clans, leaders of their families, distinguished men, fighting men, and chief among the leaders.
What were the descendants of Ehud compelled to do?
The descendants of Ehud were compelled to move to Manahath.
Who did the sons of Elpaal drive out?
His sons drove out the inhabitants of Gath.
Where did Jeroham’s sons live?
They lived in Jerusalem.
Where did Mikloth and his family live?
Mikloth and his family lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.
Who was the father of Saul?
Kish was the father of Saul.
For what were the sons of Ulam, who were descendants of Benjamin, known?
The sons of Ulam were fighting men and archers.
Where were the genealogies of all Israel recorded?
The genealogies were recorded in the Book of the Kings of Israel.
Why was Judah carried away in exile to Babylon?
Judah was carried away to Babylon because of their sin.
Who were the first people to resettle in their cities?
The first to resettle in their cities were some Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.
For what was Azariah known?
Azariah was the priest who was in charge of the house of God.
For what were the relatives of Adaiah and Maasai known?
They were very capable men in the work in the house of God.
What was the previous responsibility which the doorkeepers carried out?
The doorkeepers previously stood guard at the king’s gate on the east side for the camp of Levi’s descendants.
What was the responsibility of the Korahites?
The Korahites were guards over the temple work and over the thresholds of the tent where Yahweh lived.
What was the responsibility of Zechariah, son of Meshelemiah?
Zechariah was the guard of the entrance to the Temple, the “tent of meeting”.
What did the gatekeepers and their children, whom David and Samuel placed into their positions of trust, do in Israel?
The gatekeepers and their children guarded the gates of the house of Yahweh, the tabernacle.
How did the four leaders of the gatekeepers carry out their assigned task to guard the room and storerooms in the house of God?
The four leaders of the gatekeepers would spend the night in their posts all around the house of God and then open it each morning.
What specific tasks were the Levites assigned to do?
Some of the Levites were in charge of the temple’s equipment and some were assigned to take care of the sanctuary utensils, equipment, and supplies like the flour, the wine, the oil, the frankincense, and the spices.
What was the responsibility of the Kohathites?
The Kohathites were in charge of preparing the bread of the presence every Sabbath.
Why did the singers and Levite family leaders live in rooms at the sanctuary when they were free from work?
The singers and Levite family leaders lived at the sanctuary because they had to carry out their assigned tasks every day and night.
What happened to the sons of Saul on Mount Gilboa?
The Philistines pursued the sons of Saul and killed them.
Why did Saul want his armor bearer to thrust him through with his sword?
Saul wanted his armor bearer to thrust him through so that the uncircumcised could not abuse him.
What did Saul do when his armor bearer would not thrust him through?
Saul took his own sword and fell on it.
How did Saul’s armor bearer react to Saul’s death?
When Saul’s armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died.
What did the men of Israel do when they saw the the army had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead?
They fled abandoned their cities and allowed the Philistines to come and live in them.
What did the Philistines do to the body of Saul?
The Philistines stripped his body and put his armor in the temple of their gods and fastened his head to the temple of Dagon.
What did the fighting men of Jabesh Gilead do with the bodies of Saul and his sons?
They took away the body of Saul and his sons and brought them to Jabesh and buried their bones under the oak tree.
Why did Saul die?
Saul died because he was unfaithful and did not seek guidance from Yahweh, but asked for advice from someone who talked with the dead.
To whom did Yahweh hand over the kingdom of Israel?
Yahweh handed over the kingdom of Israel to David, the son of Jesse.
Why was all of Israel willing to anoint David as king over Israel?
David was their flesh and bone, led the Israelite army in the past, and Yahweh through Samuel had declared that David would rule over Israel.
How did Joab become a commander in the army of Israel?
David had said that whoever attacked the Jebusites first would become a commander, and Joab was the first to attack them.
Why did David become greater and greater after he began to live in the city of David?
David became greater and greater because Yahweh of hosts was with him.
For what was Jashobeam known?
Jashobeam killed three hundred men with his spear on one occasion.
What was the reputation of Eleazar the Ahohite?
After the Israelite army had fled, Eleazar the Ahohite stood his ground in the middle of the barley field and cut down the Philistines.
What was the request which David made?
David wanted some water to drink from the well near the gate at Bethlehem.
What did the three mighty men of David do to make his request a reality?
The three mighty men of David broke through the army of the Philistines, drew water out of the Bethlehem well, and brought it back to David.
Why did David not drink the water from the well in Bethlehem when his mighty men had risked their lives to get it?
David refused to drink the water because he could not think of drinking it when the men had risked their lives to get it.
What was the reputation of Abishai, brother of Joab?
Abishai was captain over the three mighty men and once killed three hundred with his spear.
What was the reputation of Benaiah, son of Jehoiada?
Benaiah was a strong man who killed a lion in a pit while it was snowing, and killed a large Egyptian by wresting his own spear away from him.
What responsibility did David give to Benaiah?
Benaiah was highly regarded by David, so he put him in charge of his bodyguard.
Which of the mighty men was the brother of Joab?
Asahel was the mighty man who was the brother of Joab.
What was the special talent of the mighty men who came to David while he was still banished from the presence of Saul?
The mighty men were Benjaminites who could use both the right hand and the left in slinging stones and shooting arrows from their bows.
What were the special traits of the Gadites who joined David at the stronghold in the wilderness.
The Gadites were fighting men trained for battle who could handle the shield and spear, whose faces were as fierce as the faces of lions, and who could run as swift as gazelles on the mountains.
What did the sons of Gad accomplish in the land given to Israel?
The sons of Gad not only crossed the Jordan after it had overflowed its banks, but chased away all those living in the valleys.
What warning did David give to the men of Benjamin and Judah when they came to his stronghold?
David told them they could join him if they had come in peace, but if they had come to betray him to his adversaries, then he would tell God to rebuke them since he had done no wrong.
What was Amasai’s response to David’s warning?
Amasai told David that we are all on his side and only want peace for whoever helps David because his God is helping him.
Why did the Philistines send David away when David had come over to the Philistines to fight in battle against Saul?
The Philistines were afraid that he would desert back to fighting with Saul and they would be at risk for losing their lives.
How did the men of Manasseh, who later became commanders in David’s army, help him?
The men of Manasseh were fighting men who helped David by fighting against the roving bands.
Why did all the armed soldiers for war come to David at Hebron?
They came to David at Hebron to help him take over the kingdom of Saul which was a fulfillment of Yahweh’s word.
For what was Zadok known?
Zadok was a young, strong, and courageous man.
For what were the two hundred leaders from Issachar known?
They had understanding of the times and knew what Israel ought to do.
Why did all the soldiers of Israel come to Hebron?
They came to Hebron with the firm intentions to make David the king over all Israel.
Where did the soldiers of Israel get enough food and drink to be able to eat and drink for three days to celebrate David becoming the king of Israel?
The relatives of the soldiers of Israel sent all those provisions with them.
With whom did David consult before speaking to all the assembly of Israel?
He consulted with the commanders and with every leader in Israel.
Why did the assembly agree to listen to David, send out messengers everywhere in Israel and join with David to bring the ark of God back to Israel?
The assembly agreed to do these things because they seemed right in the eyes of all the people.
What did David and all Israel do as they brought the ark out of Abinadab’s house?
David and all Israel celebrated before God with all their might.
What did Yahweh do when Uzza stretched out his hand to grab the ark when the oxen stumbled?
The anger of Yahweh burned against Uzzah and Yahweh killed him.
Why was David angry with Yahweh?
David was angry because Yahweh had attacked Uzza.
Where did David put the ark of God when he became afraid of God?
David put the ark of God into the house of Obededom the Gittite.
What did Yahweh do for Obededom’s household?
Yahweh blessed his house and all that he possessed.
What did David know for sure when Hiram, king of Tyre sent messengers, cedar trees, carpenters and masons to build a house for David?
David knew for sure that Yahweh had established him as king over Israel.
What was the result when David took more wives in Jerusalem?
David became the father of more sons and daughters.
What did David do when he heard that the Philistines were out looking for him?
He went out against the Philistines.
What did Yahweh answer David when David asked if he should attack the Philistines?
Yahweh told David to attack them for he would certainly give them to David.
What did David order to be done to the gods that the Philistines had abandoned?
David gave an order that the gods of the Philistines should be burned.
From where did God tell David to attack the Philistines when they raided the valley again?
God told David to circle around behind them and come on them through the woods.
What was David to hear before he attacked the Philistines with force?
David was to hear the sound of marching in the wind blowing through the treetops.
What did Yahweh cause all nations to do when David’s fame went out to all lands?
Yahweh caused all nations to fear David.
Who did David say were the only people that Yahweh had chosen to carry the ark?
Levites were the only people who Yahweh had chosen to carry the ark.
For what purpose did David assemble all of Israel at Jerusalem?
David assembled them to bring up the ark of Yahweh to the place he had prepared for it.
Who did David gather together to bring up the ark?
David gathered together Aaron’s descendants and the Levites.
What were the leaders of the Levite familes and their brothers to do so that they could bring up the ark of Yahweh to the place David prepared for it?
They were to place themselves apart so they could bring up the ark of Yahweh.
Why did the priests and Levites sanctify themselves?
They sanctified themselves so that they could bring up the ark of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
From whom did Moses get the rules for carrying the ark on the Levites’ shoulders with the poles?
The rules for carrying the ark were given by the word of Yahweh.
To whom did David give the responsibility of assigning the musicians?
David gave the responsibility of assigning the musicians to the leaders of the Levites.
Who helped the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of Yahweh?
God helped the Levites who carried the ark.
With what was David clothed and what was he wearing in addition?
David was clothed with a robe of fine linen and he was wearing a linen ephod.
Who brought up the ark with joyful shouting, with the sound of horns, with cymbals and with stringed instruments and harps?
All of Israel brought up the ark.
What did Michal see David doing that caused her to despise him in her heart?
Michal saw King David dancing and celebrating.
What did the Israelites offer before God after the ark was put in the middle of the the tent that David had set up for it?
They offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings.
What did David distribute to every Israelite when he had finished blessing the people in the name of Yahweh?
David distributed to each of them a loaf of bread, a piece of meat, and a cake of raisins.
What were the Levites appointed to do as they served before the ark?
The Levites were to celebrate, thank and praise Yahweh, the God of Israel as they served before the ark of Yahweh.
What were Assaph and his brothers appointed to do?
They were appointed to sing a song of thanksgiving to Yahweh.
What were people to speak about in the song that Assaph and his brothers sang?
They were to speak of all of Yahweh’s marvelous deeds.
Who were the people to boast about and seek?
The people were to boast about and seek Yahweh.
What are the descendants of Israel, Yahweh’s chosen ones, supposed to recall about Yahweh their God?
They are to recall the marvelous things he has done, his miracles and the decrees from his mouth.
What did Yahweh make with Abraham that the Israelites are to keep in mind forever?
He made a covenant with Abraham, and the Israelites are to keep Yahweh’s covenant in mind forever.
What did Yahweh promise to give to his people as a share of their inheritance?
Yahweh promised to give them the land of Canaan.
How did Yahweh protect Israel when they were few in number and as they were going from one kingdom to another?
He did not allow anyone to oppress them.
What are the people to declare among the nations as they sing to Yahweh and announce his salvation day after day?
They are to declare Yahweh’s glory and his marvelous deeds among all the nations.
Who is it that has made the heavens and is to be praised greatly and feared above all other gods?
It is Yahweh who made the heavens and is to be praised greatly and feared above all other gods.
What is to be ascribed to Yahweh?
Glory and strength are to be ascribed to Yahweh.
What will the nations say about Yahweh?
The nations will say, “Yahweh reigns.”
What are the trees in the forest going to do before Yahweh?
The trees in the forest will shout for joy before him.
Why should Yahweh gather his people together and rescue them from the other nations?
He should gather them together and rescue them so that they may give thanks to his holy name and glory in his praises.
For how long is Yahweh, the God of Israel to be praised?
He is to be praised from everlasting to everlasting.
Who gave the commands and written law to Israel for how the burnt offerings were to be made?
Yahweh gave the commands and written law to Israel.
To what place did the people and David return after the celebration of the placing of the ark?
The people returned to their homes, and David returned to bless his own household.
What bothered King David about where the ark of the covenant of Yahweh was staying?
It bothered him that the ark of the covenant of Yahweh was staying under only a tent while David was living in a house of cedar.
What did Yahweh tell Nathan to say David about building a house in for Yahweh?
God said David was not to build a house in which Yahweh could live.
Why did Yahweh take David from the pasture and from following the sheep?
He took David from the pasture and from following the sheep so that he would be ruler over Yahweh’s people Israel.
What did Yahweh say that he would do for David’s name?
He said that he would make David a name like the name of the great ones who are on the earth.
Who would no longer oppress the people of Israel after Yahweh gave them a place where they could live and be troubled no more?
Wicked people would no longer oppress Israel as they did before.
What does Yahweh say that David’s descendant will do after David’s days are fulfilled?
David’s descendant will build a house for Yahweh.
For how long did Yahweh say that the throne of David’s descendant would be established?
The throne of David’s descendant would be established forever.
What did David say that Yahweh had done for him because of what Yahweh had shown him about future generations?
He said Yahweh had honored him and given him special recognition.
What does David say is the reason that Yahweh rescued his people from Egypt and made them a people for himself?
Yahweh rescued them from Egypt to make a name for himself by his great and awesome deeds.
What does David ask Yahweh to do about the promise that he made to David concerning the establishment of David’s family forever?
David asks Yahweh to do as Yahweh had spoken.
What did Yahweh promise to do for his servant David’s house?
Yahweh promised to bless his servant David’s house and it would be blessed forever.
What two groups of people did David attack and defeat?
He attacked and defeated the Philistines and the Moabites.
What did David do with the hundred chariot horses that were left over after he hamstrung the horses that he captured from Hadadezer?
He reserved enough chariot horses for a hundred chariots.
What did David put in Aram of Damascus after he had killed twenty-two thousand Arameans?
David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus.
What did David take from Hadadezer that Solomon used later to make items for the temple?
David took very much bronze from Hadadezer.
What did King David do with the silver, gold and bronze items that Hadoram brought to David from Toi, king of Hamath and the silver and gold that he carried away from all the nations?
David dedicated these objects to Yahweh.
What happened to all the Edomites after the battle in which Abishai killed 18,000 Edomites?
All the Edomites became David’s servants.
Who were the leading advisors to King David as he reigned over all Israel and administered justice and righteousness to all his people?
David’s sons were the king’s leading advisors.
Why did David want to show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, king of the people of Ammon after his father died?
Hanun’s father had been kind to David.
Did the leaders of Ammon believe that David was trying to comfort Hanun as David’s servants entered their land?
The leaders thought David’s servants were coming to explore and examine their land so David could overthrow their country.
What did the Hanun do to David’s servants that made the servants deeply ashamed?
He shaved them and were cut off their garments to the waist.
Why did the Ammorites hire chariots and horsemen?
They hired the chariots and horsemen to prepare for war because they had become a stench to David.
Who did David send when he heard about the Ammonites preparing for war?
David sent Joab and his entire army.
How did Joab arrange for fighting the Ammonites and the Arameans when he saw their battle lines.
Job chose some of Israel’s best to fight the Arameans and gave command to his brother to fight the Ammonites with the rest of the army.
What did Joab tell his brother?
Joab told his brother that they should help each other if needed, and that they should be strong because Yahweh will do what is good for his people.
Why did the army of Ammon flee back to their city?
The army of Ammon saw that the Arameans fled before the army of Israel, and so they ran back to their city.
Why did David gather all Israel together and arrange for battle against the Arameans?
David heard that the Arameans sent for reinforcements.
Why were the people of Aram no longer willing to help the Ammonites?
They no longer helped the Ammonites when David killed 47 thousand of their men and the commander of the army.
What did Joab do when David remained in Jerusalem?
Joab led the army into battle, devastated the land of the Ammonites, and attacked and defeated Rabbah.
After taking the crown off of the king’s head and placing it on his own, what did David force the people to do?
He forced them to do hard labor.
When the descendants of Rephaim mocked the army of Israel, what happened?
They were killed by David and his soldiers.
Why did David decide to count the people of Israel?
If an adversary came against Israel, and David wanted to know how many were in his army.
How did Joab respond to David’s request to count the people?
He suggested that it would bring guilt on Israel.
What did Joab do when the king commanded him to go and count the people?
He went and reported back the total number of men that were able to fight.
How did God respond to David counting the soldiers of Israel?
God was offended and attacked Israel.
How did David feel when God attacked Israel?
He felt guilty for sending Joab to count the soldiers.
In response to David’s confession, what did Yahweh offer him?
Yahweh offered him three choices.
What were the three choices Yahweh gave to David?
David could choose three years of famine, three months being sought after by his enemies, or three days of Yahweh’s sword.
Which of the three punishments did David choose?
He chose the three days of Yahweh’s sword.
What were the results of David’s choice?
Yahweh sent the plague and many people died. Yahweh sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem, but Yahweh changed his mind.
When David saw the angel with the sword, how did he react?
He confessed and requested that God punish him and his family, but not punish God’s people.
What was David commanded to do at the threshing floor of Ornan?
He was to build an altar for Yahweh.
How did Ornan react to seeing the angel?
He and his four sons hid themselves from the angel.
When Ornan met David, what did David ask of him?
He asked Ornan to sell him the threshing floor.
What did Ornan offer that David refused?
He offered to give him the threshing floor, the oxen, and wheat.
After David bought the threshing floor and built an altar, how did Yahweh answer his prayer?
Yahweh answered him with fire from heaven on the altar and told the angel to put his sword away.
Why did David not go to the shrine of Gibeon?
David was afraid of Yahweh’s angel’s sword.
After David declared where the house of Yahweh was to be built, what did he order his servants to do?
He ordered them to find the foreigners living in the land of Israel and give them jobs as stonecutters to build God’s house.
What preparations did David make for building the house of Yahweh before his death?
He provided large amounts of iron, bronze, and cedar.
Why did David tell Solomon that he was commanding him build the house of Yahweh?
Yahweh told David that he would not be the one to build the house because of all the blood that was shed.
How did Yahweh tell David he would do for his son?
He would give him rest from all his enemies on every side, and would establish Solomon’s kingdom over Israel forever.
How did David tell Solomon to carefully observe?
He told Solomon to carefully obey the statutes and the decrees that Yahweh gave to Moses concerning Israel.
What did David tell Solomon to do with all of the materials that David had prepared for Yahweh’s house?
He told Solomon to add more to it.
What did David tell Solomon to get up and to do?
He told Solomon to get up and build the sanctuary of Yahweh God.
What were some of the last things David did as king of Israel?
David made Solomon king in his place, and he had counted the Levites that were at least thirty years old.
What jobs did David give to the Levites?
He divided them into groups of overseers of the work of Yahweh’s house, officers and judges, gatekeepers, and others to praise Yahweh with instruments.
What were Aaron and his descendants chosen to do permanently?
Aaron and his descendants were to consecrate the most holy items, offer incense to Yahweh, serve him, and give blessings in Yahweh’s name forever.
Why will the Levites no longer have to carry the tabernacle?
Yahweh had given them a permanent resting place in Jerusalem.
When did the Levites take time to thank and praise Yahweh?
They praised him every morning and evening, when they burnt offerings, on the Sabbath, at festivals and feast days.
What method did they use to divide the priests for service in the sanctuary?
They divided them impartially by lot.
What was the procedure for Aaron’s descendants to enter Yahweh’s house?
They were instructed by Yahweh to come into his house in a special order.
In what tradition did Aaron’s descendants participated?
They threw lots in the presence of the king.
What did the sons Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun do with harps, stringed insturments and cymbals?
These men prophesied with harps, stringed insturments, and cymbals.
For what did the sons of Jeduthun play the harp?
They played the harp for giving thanks and praising Yahweh.
What did God give Heman in order to honor him?
God gave him fourteen sons and three daughters.
Which of the musicians were included when they cast lots for their duties?
They all alike cast lots for their duties, the young as well as the old, the teacher as well as the student.
The sons and relatives of Obed Edom were capable of doing what?
They were men capable of doing their duties in the tabernacle service.
How did Shimri become leader even though he was not the firstborn?
Although he was not the firstborn, his father made him leader.
Where were the gatekeepers responsible to serve?
They had responsibilities to serve in Yahweh’s house.
What was assigned to Obed Edom’s sons in addition to the south gate?
His sons were assigned the storehouses.
Ahijah in charge of what in God’s house?
He was in charge of the treasures of God’s house, and of the treasures of the dedicated things.
For what purpose was some of the plunder won in battles dedicated by David and the commanders?
They dedicated some of the plunder won in battles for repairing Yahweh’s house.
Of what were Kenaniah and his sons in charge as officers and judges?
They were in charge of the civil affairs of Israel as officers and judges.
When did each division of the army serve?
They served month by month throughout the year.
How many men were in each division of the army?
There were 24,000 men in each division.
Why did David not count those twenty years old or younger?
He did not count them because Yahweh had promised to increase Israel like the stars of heaven.
Over what was Jonathan son of Uzziah responsible?
He was over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages.
What kinds of trees were in the lowlands
Olive trees and sycamore trees were in the lowlands.
Why was Jonathan, David’s uncle an advisor?
He was an advisor, since he was a wise man and a scribe.
Why did God say David could not build a temple for his name?
God said that he could not build it because he was a man of war and had shed blood.
What did Yahweh choose Solomon, David’s son, to do over Israel?
He chose Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of Yahweh, over Israel.
What did Yahweh say he would do for Solomon if he remained committed to obey his commandments?
Yahweh said that he would establish his kingdom forever.
If all the people kept the commandments of Yahweh, what would happen to the good land they posessed?
They would possess the good land and leave it as an inheritance to their children after them forever.
What does Yahweh understand of everyone’s thoughts?
He understands every motivation of everyone’s thoughts.
What will happen if Solomon abandons Yahweh?
Yahweh will reject him permanently.
What were the storerooms in God’s house and the treasuries to store?
The storerooms and the treasuries were for the things consecrated for the temple.
Where were the priests and Levites assigned responsibilies to serve?
Their assigned responsibilities were for the service of the house of Yahweh.
How was David directed in all the things he put in writing?
Yahweh directed him and gave him to understand regarding the design.
What did David promise Solomon about Yahweh’s presence until all the work was finished?
Yahweh would not leave him nor abandon him until all the work for the service of Yahweh’s temple was finished.
What were the officials and all the people ready to do?
They were ready to follow Solomon’s commands.
Why did David say the task of building the temple was great?
The task was great, for the temple is not for people, but for Yahweh God.
Why did David donate his personal treasure for the house of God?
He delighted in the house of his God.
What kind of gifts were made by the leaders of the ancestors’ families?
They made freewill offerings.
Why did the people rejoice for the freewill offerings?
They rejoiced because they had contributed wholeheartedly to Yahweh.
What does David say belongs to Yahweh?
All that is in the heavens and on the earth is Yahweh’s, as well as the kingdom.
How is Yahweh able to make people great and give them strength?
He possesses strength and might and is able to give strength to anyone.
What did David say about the things the people gave to Yahweh?
All things come from Yahweh, and they had simply given back to him what was his.
In what does God have pleasure when he examines the heart?
Yahweh examines the heart and has pleasure in uprightness.
What made David look with joy on God’s people who were present?
He looked with joy as they willingly offered gifts to Yahweh.
How did all the assembly bless and worship Yahweh?
All the assembly blessed Yahweh, bowed their heads and worshiped Yahweh.
With whose authority did they annoint Solomon to be ruler?
They anointed him with Yahweh’s authority.
How did Yahweh greatly honor Solomon before all Israel?
He bestowed on him greater power than he had ever given to any king before him in Israel.
What two things had David enjoyed during his long life?
He enjoyed wealth and honor.
What kingdoms were affected by David’s accomplishments, in addition to Israel?
The prophets recorded his accomplishments and the events that affected all the kingdoms of the other lands.