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Bible Maps - Divided Kingdom - part 2

Bible overview
Maps of locations in Judah, Israel and Phoenicia.
Elijah challenges King Ahab. <br/>During the third year of the drought in Israel, Elijah met with Ahab and told him to assemble the people of Israel and the prophets of Baal and Asherah on Mount Carmel. – Slide 1
Elijah Is Taken to Heaven. <br/>Elijah and Elisha travelled to Bethel, then continued on to Jericho and then went to the Jordan River. Elijah rolled up his mantle and struck the waters to part them. As they were walking and talking, a chariot of fire appeared and parted them, and Elijah was taken up to heaven in a whirlwind. – Slide 2
Phoenicia and Tyre. <br/>The mountainous region of Phoenicia (corresponding roughly to modern Lebanon) lay along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, just north of ancient Israel. Throughout most of their history the Phoenicians enjoyed a peaceful relationship with the people of Israel. They were renowned for their abundant supply of cedar (2 Kings 19:23; Psalm 29:5; 92:12, 2 Chronicles 2). – Slide 3
King Jehoram of Judah and the revolt of Edom and Libnah. <br/>King Jehoram (or sometimes Joram) of Judah tried to bring Edom under his control. This apparently led the Levitical city of Libnah to revolt from Judah. After Edom declared their independence, Jehoram set out with his chariots and his army to attack Edom but the Edomites and their chariot commanders surrounded his forces, and Jehoram’s army fled home. – Slide 4
Jehu Executes Judgment. Elisha sent one of his disciples to Ramoth-Gilead to anoint Jehu, commander of Israel’s forces, as king of Israel. Jehu killed Joram with an arrow and killed him and then Ahaziah met the same fate. Jehu returned to Jezreel and convinced the royal eunuchs to throw Jezebel out of the palace window to her death. He then had Joram’s seventy sons executed along with forty two of Ahaziah’s family. Jehu then went to Samaria to kill the rest of Ahab’s family. – Slide 5
King Jehu: Aram captures Gilead. <br/>During Jehu’s reign over Israel the Lord began to reduce the size of Israel’s territory (2 Kings 10:32-33), primarily at the hands of Hazael king of Aram (2 Kings 8:7-15; 9:24-29). Sometime around 825 B.C. or soon thereafter Hazael brutally seized all of Gilead, including the former territory of Reuben, which had already been taken from Israel by Moab about 20 years earlier (2 Kings 1:1; 3:1-27; 8:12; 10:32-33; 2 Chronicles 21:8-10). After this he turned to attack Jerusalem as well, but King Jehoash of Judah gave him all the treasures from the temple and persuaded him to withdraw (2 Kings 12:17-18). – Slide 6
Possible location of Tarshish. <br/>Although Tarshish is mentioned 25 times in the Bible its location has become shrouded in mystery. Some passages suggest Tarshish was located in the Mediterranean Sea (Jonah 1:3), while other passages seem to suggest that it could be reached by way of the Red Sea (1 Kings 22:48; 2 Chronicles 20:36-37). A few references indicate that Tarshish was located far from Israel (Isaiah 66:19) along a sea coast, perhaps on an island (Psalm 72:10). The prophet Ezekiel noted that Tarshish traded silver, iron, tin, and lead (Ezekiel 27:12; see also Jeremiah 10:9). Finally, numerous passages speak of ‘ships of Tarshish’ in various contexts and locations. – Slide 7
Assyria Advances on Jerusalem. <br/>Isaiah 10:24-34 traces the movements of an overwhelming force of Assyrians closing in on the city of Jerusalem, but just when all seems lost the Lord delivers His people. – Slide 8
The Final Days of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. <br/>Aram and Israel attacked Judah and tried to set up a man named Tabeel as king in Jerusalem. In desperation, King Ahaz of Judah petitioned the Assyrian King Tiglath-Pileser III for help, but came at the expense of a sizeable tribute and Judah’s independence. Assyria attacked Aram and Israel (annexing all of Aram and much of Israel), but thereafter Judah became a vassal to Assyria. The northern kingdom of Israel never regained its strength after this and was completely absorbed into the Assyrian Empire by 722 B.C. – Slide 9
Gedaliah Is Assassinated. <br/>Sometime after the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem they appointed a Judean named Gedaliah as governor over those who remained in the land.  Ishmael, a member of the Judean royal family killed Gedaliah then escaped to Ammon. The other officials fled to Egypt fearing what the Babylonians would do when they learned that Ishmael had been assassinated. Along the way the Judeans stopped near Bethlehem and consulted Jeremiah, asking him whether they should flee to Egypt. After ten days Jeremiah told the Judeans that they should not go to Egypt and that those who did so would die or suffer hunger there. They ignored Jeremiah's advice and took Jeremiah to Egypt with them. The Lord told Jeremiah to prophesy that the Babylonians would one day seize the land of Egypt as well. – Slide 10
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