1. Who built the city of Samaria?
    Omri. See 1 Kings 16:24.
  2. Describe briefly the event on Mt. Carmel that showed Yahweh's superiority over Baal.
    The prophets of Baal and Asherah were to gather on Mt. Carmel with Elijah before the people of Israel. Elijah wanted the people to decide whom they would follow, Yahweh or Baal, so he challenged the prophets of Baal to a contest. The prophets of Baal and Elijah were both to prepare a bull for sacrifice but not lay a fire under it. The God who then answered by fire would be acknowledged as the true God. The prophets of Baal went first, but by day's end Baal hadn't answered, even though they cut themselves with knives and lances until the blood gushed forth. Elijah followed by first repairing the broken altar of Yahweh and then digging a trench around it. He had water poured on the bull and the wood three separate times so that the water ran all around the altar and into the trench. He added more water so that the trench completely filled. At the time of the evening sacrifice, Elijah called upon Yahweh, and fire fell and consumed the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and dust, and all the water in the trench. See 1 Kings 18:20-38.
  3. What was the incident that caused Israel to rebel from the house of David?
    Rehoboam refused to lighten the burdens that Solomon had set upon them. See 1 Kings 12:13-19.
  4. Where were the two gold calves set up and why were they set up?
    Jeroboam didn't want the people going to Jerusalem to worship lest they kill him and return to Rehoboam. So he conveniently set one gold calf in the northern part of his kingdom in Dan and the other in the south in Bethel, located just north of Jerusalem. See 1 Kings 12:27-29.
  5.  As retribution for their sin against Naboth, both Ahab and Jezebel would be punished with death. Give the details of Elijah's prophecy concerning them.
    First, in the place where the dogs licked up Naboth's blood, the dogs would lick up Ahab's. Second, Ahab's posterity would be completely cut off. Third, as for Jezebel, the dogs would eat her by the wall of Jezreel, near Naboth's vineyard that Ahab had taken. See 1 Kings 21:19-23.
  6. Identify who said each of the following quotations.

    'Your silver and your gold are mine; your lovliest wives and children are mine.
    'Ben-hadad, king of Syria (20:5)
  7. 'The LORD forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you.'
    Naboth (21:3)
  8. Come in, wife of Jeroboam. Why do you pretend to be another?'
    Ahijah the prophet (14:6)
  9. 'Cry louder! Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is meditating, or is busy, or is on a journey. Perhaps he is sleeping and must be awakened.'
    Elijah (18:27)
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