We have a tendency to read the Bible and understand many of the events to be “holy stories” removed from the real-life experiences of every day. Biblical stories are indeed “holy stories,” but they are holy stories that were real life experiences in an everyday world.
We live the same real life as the people we find in the Bible, and holy stories are no less a part of our biographies. We understand this better as we examine the biblical stories in their everyday context. Because Israel and Judah were political entities, as well as a collection of individuals, part of the everyday context includes the political factors.
This is an important starting point as we try to better understand the life of Iron Age Biblical stories. Join Mark Lanier as we study the Divided Monarchy - The Civil War Concluded.