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Great-granddaughter of the nineteenth king of .



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This king rules   during the time of nineteenth king of Israel.   advances on Israel and makes   his vassal. When   discovers that   is trying to forge an alliance with king of Egypt, he imprisons   and after a three year siege, exiles the population of Israel to   then transfers people from   to   to inhabit the vacant homes of Israel. The new residents offend God with their lack of reverence for Him, so He sends lions to attack them. In response,   equips these people with a   to teach them how to fear God.



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A grandson of great-grandson of .



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A descendant of .



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A descendant of .



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A son of Although 's  sons are listed in :   as   first, then   and then the commentators "   (on : ) and "   (on : ) argue that   is the oldest,   the middle son, and   the youngest.   and his wife are rescued from the flood in their father's ark.   is the ancestor of He lives for 600 years.



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A descendant of .



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King of He and four other kings are subjugated to   for 12 years after which they rebel. During the ensuing war 's  nephew a citizen of   is captured.   rushes to the rescue and assists the five in overcoming the four ( ).



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A descendant of .



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The third of the this general kills 600   with a ploughing tool.



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A descendant of   who builds several towns.



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A hero in 's  army who defends a field of lentils from advancing .



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Third son of older brother of 's  son   plays a role in the   and   episode. Another of his sons, kills a   giant.



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A grandson of .



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A hero in 's  army.



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A hero in 's  army.



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This general is in charge of a military division of 24,000 soldiers which serves   in the fifth month of every year.



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Prophet of God, judge of Israel, anointer of   and 's  mother   was a barren woman until she prays for a son, vowing to dedicate the boy to the service of the Lord. As a   fits in well at   and he becomes an apprentice to the   (chapter 2). God appears to   for the first time during the night at God calls   several times and each time the boy believes that   his mentor is addressing him. It is   who finally realizes that the Lord is revealing Himself to The vision   receives is that God is going to take down the house of a message   reluctantly repeats to   (chapter 3). 's  reputation begins to grow as a prophet of God. Upon the return of the from   territory,   exhorts the people to abandon their idolatry, and they obey him. He then prays to God on the people's behalf.   becomes an itinerant judge, travelling around Israel judging his nation (chapter 7). The turning point in 's  life comes in chapter 8 when the people request that he appoint a king to lead them.   sees this as somewhat of a rejection of him, but God tells   that indeed a king will be found. Nevertheless,   informs the nation about the powers a king will wield over them. God directs his candidate   to   and the prophet immediately grants   the respect due to a future king, giving him a place of honour at his table as well as the choicest meat (chapter 9). The next morning   anoints   but waits some time before presenting him to the nation (chapter 10).   still feels slighted by the people and in addressing Israel challenges them to state any grievances they have against him. He then recounts Israelite history and calls for a miracle from God to illustrate that the people have acted rebelliously by demanding a king (chapter 12).   instructs   to wait for him before offering a sacrifice prior to battle against the When   acts independently he is rebuked by the prophet who informs him that his kingship will not last (chapter 13). Instructed by God,   commands   to obliterate The king only partly obeys this order, allowing the people to take sheep and oxen from their enemy, and sparing the king, perhaps as a trophy of war. God informs   of 's  failure, and the prophet spends the night mourning the disobedience of his charge.   confronts who denies any wrongdoing.   however insists that a king of Israel follow God to the letter, and tells   that his throne will be torn from him and given to another (chapter 15). Despite 's  great distress over 's  behaviour and loss of his position, God sends him to   to anoint 's  successor. Unsure of the object of his mission, and considering each of 's  sons in turn,   finally discovers the youngest, whom he anoints (chapter 16).   harbors   in   during one of his flights from   (chapter 19). The death of the   is reported in 25:1 and recalled again in 28:3 to foreshadow his final appearance in the book. In anticipation of a furious battle against the   seeks some encouragement from the spirit of his dead sponsor, The king finds a woman whom he believes can summon   from the grave.   asks   what he should do, but   is hardly supportive, telling him that   will be given his crown because   disobeyed God, and that   and his sons will die the next day in battle. This is the last message of the prophet, an anointer of kings who watches one king rise and fall, and a second one rise, while he, loyally fulfills the missions set for him by God (3:20).   is credited with the composition of the books of   and   ( :) 's  defense of his career ( ) is read as the   to .



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chief of   under   who assists in dividing up .



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A grandson of   and a chief of the family.



father of



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A   who is head of the   family in the time of the Second Temple.



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A son of   born in .



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The spy representing   sent to   by   and nine of his colleagues return to the nation with an anxious message of doom, arguing that although the land of Israel is a good land, it is inhabited by fearsome opponents whom   will be unable to defeat.   and the remaining two spies, plead with the nation to ignore such pessimism and to trust that God will assist the nation in conquering the land. The people however, are persuaded by the majority of the spies and cry that they would have been better off dying in Egypt. God punishes   for their lack of faith, condemning them to wander in the desert for forty years. God declares that since this generation has rejected the land, they will not inherit it; instead, their children will be the ones to enter the promised land. The ten faithless spies die in a plague ( ).



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A   from the   family after whom a division of   is named.



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A descendant of .



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A descendant of .



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A descendant of .



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Fifth-born son of grandson of great-grandson of .



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A   and a musician who accompanies the   to   in the time of .


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