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The mother of the eighth king of .



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A leader of the people during the time of   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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A military leader who joins   with 22 captains.



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A descendant of   and a   in the time of He and   are instructed by   to return to   with the   when the king flees from When   decides that he will succeed   is spurned.   hears about 's  behaviour and instructs   and   to take   down to the   spring and anoint him there.   is given 's  duties as   when the latter is banished.   assists   in dividing the   into divisions for service in the sanctuary. The prophet   announces that the descendants of   will be granted the task of running the Temple when the   is rebuilt.   is an ancestor of   the scribe.



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Another descendant of   with this name.



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  is credited with participating in the reconstruction of the walls of   in the time of .



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  is credited with participating in the reconstruction of the walls of   in the time of .



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A   whose descendant   settles in   upon the Jews' return to Israel.



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  appoints   one of the treasurers in the Temple to insure that the Levites are paid properly.



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A   during the time of   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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A son of the nineteenth king of .



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A minister in the time of   is present when   enters the palace and tells the assembled ministers about 's  reading of 's  scroll.



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Twentieth king of After   captures   and exiles its inhabitants (including King ) to he installs 's  uncle (a third son of ), as king, and changes his name to   continues sinning in the tradition of his nephew and two brothers.   rebels against leading to the latter's second siege of   twice appeals to the prophet   to pray on behalf of the city, but   responds that all is lost ( ).   is arrested by a captain of   who accuses him of defecting to the The ministers under   imprison   again consults with the prophet about the future and despite 's  insistence that the end is near,   improves the conditions of 's  incarceration ( ). At one point during the siege,   persuades the owners of Jewish slaves to free them. This move is perhaps undertaken as an effort at repentance in the face of total destruction. The kindness towards the unfortunates however is short-lived for the owners soon re-take their servants, prompting rebuke from   ( : - ). King   is persuaded by several of his ministers to cast   into a pit in response to his proclamations which they view as treasonous.   would have surely died there if not for the intervention of who pleads with the king to spare the prophet's life. Once   is removed from the pit,   meets with him secretly. Once again   tells his king that the only way to save the city from destruction is to surrender; if   stands fast, the   will burn down the capital ( ).   is besieged for a year-and-a-half by king of   (from the 10th month of 's  9th year on the throne, to the 9th day of the 4th month of his 11th year - : - ) who eventually breaks through the city's walls. The Babylonians burn the   and the city of   and his army flee but the king is captured near His sons are killed in front of him, after which he is blinded, bound in chains and taken to   reigns for 11 years, and is the last king of The sequence of the last five kings of   is follows: (1) (2) 's  son, (3) 's  brother and 's  second son, (4) 's  son and 's  grandson, (5) 's  uncle and 's  third son, .



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A false prophet in 's  employ. When asked by   and king of if they should attack   fashions horns of iron and states symbolically that   will gore the enemy. The true prophet   accuses   of being a false prophet, whereupon the latter slaps 's  face.



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A false prophet living among the exiles in   tells the people that   will be punished for speaking lies in the name of God and for committing adultery.



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One of three friends who come to visit   upon hearing of the tragedies which have befallen him. Much of   comprises debates between the protagonist and his companions on the nature of suffering and the reasons for it.   is the third of 's  visitors to state his philosophy on the matter.   resents 's  protestations of innocence, going so far as to note that God has in fact ignored some of 's  crimes (chapter 11).   gets another chance to defend God's actions in the world, arguing that all sinners are doomed, and that their good fortune is fleeting (chapter 20).



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One of five kings of   killed in Israel's war against that nation ( ). His daughter   is killed by   while having inter-faith relations with .



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Chief of the   family of .



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