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Notes

  1. ↑ William F. Albright dates his reign from 922-915 B.C.E. while E. R. Thiele puts it at 931-913 B.C.E.
  2. ↑ PlanetWare, Triumphal inscription of Sheshonq I. Retrieved July 18, 2007.
  3. ↑ Jeroboam's period of exile in Egypt may also be related to Shishak's apparent later confidence that Israel would not come to Judah's aid when Egypt attacked the southern kingdom.
  4. ↑ Critical scholars suspect the prophecy is a later addition by editors of the Deuteronomistic school in support of their policy of centralizing worship of Yahweh in Jerusalem only.
  5. ↑ The ostensible reason for their disapproval was Jeroboam's erection of a golden bull-calf statue at these sites. Scholars suspect another motive was the fact that northern pilgrims would no longer bring their tithes and sacrificial offerings to Jerusalem since they could more easily stop at Bethel or Dan. Whatever the reason, Jerusalem emerged as the only authorized place of worship in either kingdom, in the biblical view.

References

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  • Bright, John. A History of Israel. Westminster John Knox Press; 4th edition, 2000. ISBN 0664220681
  • Finkelstein, Israel. David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition. Free Press, 2006. ISBN 0743243625
  • Galil, Gershon. The Chronology of the Kings of Israel and Judah. Brill Academic Publishers, 1996. ISBN 9004106111
  • Keller, Werner. The Bible as History. Bantam, 1983. ISBN 0553279432
  • Miller, J. Maxwell. A History of Ancient Israel and Judah. Westminster John Knox Press, 1986. ISBN 066421262X
  • Thiele, Edwin R. The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings. Kregel Academic & Professional; Reprint edition, 1994. ISBN 082543825X

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