Uncover the veiled mysteries of the ancient biblical monarchy in “Godforsaken: A King Like the Nations.” Journey with us as we delve into the labyrinth of time, challenging widely accepted narratives and uncovering hidden truths subtly inscribed by ancient scribes.

Traditionally, the monarchy of Israel has been viewed as the pinnacle, the golden age of biblical history. But is this narrative painted in the true hues of divinity or simply an illusion? As we traverse through the epoch that saw kings reign over Israel and Judah for approximately 440 years, from 1026 to 586 BCE, we’ll question the foundations of this belief.

Most of us recognize Saul as the first king of Israel. Yet, we’ll explore a narrative that diverges from the familiar path. This narrative intertwines the story of the actual first king with the first-ever parable spoken in Israel’s ancient history.

Beyond the surface of Deuteronomy 17:14-20 lies the Torah (instruction) of the King, purportedly written by Moses. But is there more than meets the eye?

Our exploration promises to ignite curiosity and raise questions that may challenge your long-held beliefs. Are your perceptions of the monarchy genuinely aligned with God’s? Do they resonate with the interpretations of biblical writers?

Prepare to unravel the obscured facets of ancient monarchy that may reshape your understanding of biblical history.

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Download and Print John “Baruch” Perry’s Teaching Notes

  • This video contains accurate English subtitles, but these have also been translated into Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. Aside from the benefit of reaching a wider global audience, deaf and hard-of-hearing students of the Bible will find the Closed Captions beneficial.
  • The video also is divided into chapters.