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A sister of 's  son   is given 's  job as 's  general during 's  rebellion. She is referred to as   which might mean that   was another name for   (see .)  or that   was the name of 's  wife.



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A   who returns to   with This might be the same individual who signs a pledge - an during the time of   ( : ). The signatories to the declaration promise to observe the commandments of the Torah, to refrain from intermarrying, to avoid commerce on Shabbat, and to make regular donations to the Temple.



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Wife of mother of .



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Second king of   following the split of the nation,   reigns for three years in and maintains the idolatrous practices of his father. He also continues fighting his father's nemesis against whom he is successful.   marries fourteen women and has 38 children. He is succeeded by his son .



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A grandson of great-grandson of .



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King of   in the When   travels to   he and   pretend that they are siblings.   takes   to his palace whereupon he is visited by God in a dream. God warns   to return   to her husband, and   professes his innocence, claiming that he was lied to.   confronts   and then sends the couple off with many gifts. Later,   forges a covenant with   at   ( ).   too comes to   to escape a famine in He also pretends that his wife is his sister, causing friction with   when the king discovers the truth.   eventually makes peace with   as he did with The second mention of   might refer to a different individual than the one   encounters. Indeed, the name   might be a title rather than a personal appellation ( ).




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Son of   (aka ) and sixth leader of Israel in the era of the After the death of his father,   decides that he will rule over   and the region, and kills 70 of his siblings to that end. the youngest, escapes the massacre.   rules over Israel for three years, at which time   rebels against   and its people follow a new ruler -   and the former leader of defeat kill the inhabitants of and destroy the city.   then burns alive 1000 inhabitants of During his third campaign - against a woman throws a millstone onto 's  head from a tower, killing him.



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During a battle with Israel, the   snatch the ' God smites the thus persuading them to send the   back to Israelite territory. The   remains for a time in the house of and his son   is charged with watching it. Two other of 's  sons,   and   lead the   on its journey from   to   under 's  direction ( ).



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Second-born-son of older brother of .



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One of 's  sons. He is killed along with his father by the   on .



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A descendant of .



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This 's  family members are chief gatekeepers in the rebuilt Temple in .



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A family descended from   in   the   is from this family.



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A descendant of .



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A hero in 's  army from   is in charge of a military division of 24,000 soldiers which serves   in the ninth month of every year.



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  and   join   in his rebellion against   and   and are killed for challenging God's will: the earth splits open and swallows the three leaders (the other 250 rebels are burned up by fire).   and   are brothers, sons of grandsons of   and great-grandsons of   ( ). The midrash accuses   and   of additional sins beyond the rebellion in They are identified as the two fighters whom   separates in as the people who complain at and those who save leftover   ( : ).



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The oldest son of   who dies as a punishment when his father disregards 's  curse against rebuilding .



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A young woman brought to   to warm him in his old age. After 's  death, his son   approaches   and asks her to plead on his behalf to the new king   wants to marry   views this request as a challenge to him and has   killed.



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A grandson of .



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A grandson of   and ancestor of .



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A descendant of .



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One of 's  soldiers, brother of   and nephew of   accompanies   on a mission to assassinate   while the king sleeps, and tries to encourage   to go through with the plan when   has a change of heart. In revenge for killing their brother   and   kill incurring the wrath of In a war against   and   leads soldiers against When   flees   during the rebellion of   appears and taunts   while throwing stones at him.   is outraged and wants to kill   but   stops him claiming that his suffering is the will of God.   divides his remaining army among   and The three generals are commanded to treat   gently. After the rebellion,   is again prevented from killing In a battle with the   kills a giant. Another time he manages to slay 300 .



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Great-great-grandson of   who escapes the massacre at   and joins   in the Judean wilderness.   uses the   (with the ) that   brought with him to determine several courses of action.   is instructed by   to return to   during 's  escape from When   decides that he will succeed   joins him. Because   sees   as loyal to the new king banishes   and strips him of his job, thus completing the curse against 's  family.


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