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One of four youths selected to be trained as advisors for 's  court. The other three are   and 's  name is changed to Following 's  interpretation of 's  dream, he and his three companions are given political positions in the state.   sets up a colossal golden statue, decreeing that at the sound of certain horns and pipes all citizens must bow to the image (which was presumably of a deity). The penalty for ignoring this law is to be cast into a fiery furnace.   and   naturally refuse to bow to the statue and are called before their employer,   where their behaviour is challenged. The three declare that they are prepared to be burned alive rather than betray their God. They are bound and thrown into the furnace where they are seen walking around with a fourth man (identified by the Gemara as the angel   who is sent to rescue them. See .) The sight astonishes   who blesses God for saving his believers. The king promotes the three Jews and issues another law protecting the name of the true God (chapter 3).



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  works on the walls of   in the time of He gets as far as the house of .



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A Jew returning to   with   following the edict of .



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Following 's  reconstruction of the walls of a national assembly is called at which   reads to the people from the Torah.   helps   explain the Torah text to the people. This might be the same   who is a signatory to a pledge - an affirmed by the leaders of the community ( : ). Those who sign 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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An official who participates in the dedication ceremonies of the walls of   in the time of .



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A descendant of .



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A grandson of great-grandson of .



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Tenth king of   ascends the throne at age 16 and rules in   for 52 years. He is a strong king who defeats various enemies such as the   and   is a righteous king, but because he does not prevent his people from sacrificing on God strikes him with leprosy. Since the king is forced to withdraw from office, his son   runs the affairs of state. A story in   provides a different explanation for this king's leprosy. The king is a confident leader and expresses his arrogance by trying to burn incense in the Temple.   the   tries to stop him, warning him that such an act is permissible only to descendants of The king is insistent and as he stands in the Temple holding the censer, leprosy breaks out on his forehead. The   rush   out of the sanctuary but it is too late - he is stricken and remains a leper for the rest of his life.



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One of the leaders of the remaining Jews of   following the conquest of   and He and his colleagues ignore the advice of   warning them not to flee to Egypt.



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A descendant of .



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This   is one of the early settlers in   when the Jews return to their homeland.



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A descendant of .



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A son of 's  fourth king who is killed along with his other brothers by the fifth king, .



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A descendant of   who serves in the First Temple.



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  is credited with participating in the construction of the walls of   during the time of .



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A descendant of See .



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A   in the time of tenth king of   attempts to burn incense in the Temple, an act forbidden to him as a non-   the   tries to prevent the trespass but when the king persists he is stricken with leprosy.   can do nothing but hurry the king out of the sanctuary.



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A   of the   family in the time of King .



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A leader of Following a war between Israel's   and 's  Israelite soldiers return to their land with 200,000 captives. A prophet named   admonishes them to release these people warning them not to incur God's anger.   and others convince their people to listen to .



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A son of 's  fourth king who is killed along with his other brothers by the fifth king, .



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A   from the   family who heeds the call of King   to cleanse the Temple.



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  is a confederate of   and assists him in overthrowing Queen .



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A minister in 's  cabinet.



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  is a confederate of   and assists him in overthrowing Queen .



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A prophet who encourages King   to walk with God.   is emboldened to renew the covenant with God.



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A   in the time of .


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