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Adventures on Route 66

LESSON 16- Prophet's & Kings



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Adventures on Route 66 Review Questions

  1. Jacob wrestled with God and his name was changed to what? 

  2. When Pharaoh ordered that all the Israelite baby boys be killed, who was placed in a basket by his mother and hidden along the bank of the river?

  3. What was the sixth plague God sent on Egypt? 

  4. When the Israelites complained that they were hungry in the wilderness, what did God send them for food? 

  5. How many spies did Moses send to explore Canaan? 

  6. The book of Judges tells of a woman God sent to deliver the Israelites from the Canaanite King Jabin. What was her name? 

  7. Who was the final judge of Israel, born in answer to his mother’s desperate prayer for a child? 

  8. What was the name of the giant David defeated with a sling and a stone? 

  9. How do we know Job was a wealthy man?

  10. Why did the kingdom of Israel split after Solomon’s reign? 

  11. Whom did Elijah anoint to be prophet after him? 

Lesson Prep: Read Jonah 1-4 and 2 Chronicles 24

Lesson 16 –Prophets & King

The Prophets delivered messages from God; for example, they:

  • Pointed out sins and told people to repent.

  • Told of blessings for those who obey God.

  • Warned of trouble for those who don’t obey God

  • Foretold future events.

Prophets were ordinary people who allowed God to use them in extraordinary ways.


Jonah was asked by God to go to Nineveh [the capital of Assyria]). Instead he went to Joppa and got on a ship headed for Tarshish. So he was swallowed up by a great fish. He was in the fish for three days and three nights. After the fish had vomited him onto dry land, Jonah went to Nineveh and preached that the city would be overthrown (conquered) in how many 40 daysThe city was not overthrown, because the people, from the king on down, fasted, prayed, and repented of their evil ways, and God forgave and spared them. Jonah was not happy that God forgave the people of Nineveh, he wanted to see Nineveh destroyed as he had prophesied; God had to remind Jonah that He is compassionate. 

Three other very important prophets are Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. We’ll talk more about them during the Bible Skills portion of the class. 


After Israel split into two kingdoms, there were no good kings in Israel. Judah had 8 good kings. These kings are called good because they “did that which was right in the sight of the LORD.” Unfortunately, some of them did right when they were young and wrong as they got older. Here’s a story of one of those kings.

Joash was the youngest king of Judah ever. He was 7 when he became king. How old are you? Do you think you’re old enough to be a king or queen?When Joash was young, the priest Jehoiada helped him be a good king. King Joash  had the Temple [that Solomon had built many years before] repaired. Sadly, after Jehoiada died, Joash began worshiping idols and even had a prophet stoned when that prophet told Joash God had forsaken (left) him because he had forsakenGod.We don’t have a timeline character for Joash, but we do have ones for three other good kings. These kings were known for:

  • Fighting bravely against Judah’s enemies

  • Destroying idols

  • Leading people in worship of the one true God


One of the very best of them, Josiah, was only 8 years old when he became king.

As predicted by the Prophets, both Israel and Judah—because they continued to disobey God—were conquered by enemies. Israel was conquered first, by the Assyrians. (Remember that Jonah preached in Nineveh, the capital of Assyria.) Hoshea was Israel’s last king Judah lasted over 100 years longer than Israel because of its eight good kings, but it was eventually conquered by Babylon. The last king of Judah was Zedekiah. God does not send judgment without warning. He warned the people of Israel and Judah over and over through His prophets that they would be conquered and taken captive if they didn’t repent. He is compassionate and always gives us a chance to repent, but it’s up to us to take that chance.

Let’s talk about the Major Prophets:

Isaiah is known for his beautiful writings and for his prophecies about the Messiah (Christ). 

  • How many chapters does Isaiah have? (66)


Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet. He was so sad when Judah was conquered by the Babylonians.

  • What two books of Prophecy did Jeremiah write? (Jeremiah, Lamentations)

  • How many chapters are in Jeremiah? (52)


A lamentation is an expression of grief, sorrow, or regret.

  • How many chapters are in thebook of Lamentations? (5)


God once had Ezekielpreach to a bunch of dead bones. He was showing Ezekiel that although Israel and Judah had “died” (been conquered), they would one day be a nation again. 

  • How many chapters does Ezekiel have? (48)

  • Find Ezekiel 37:14. 


The prophets remind us that when God says something, it will happen. We’ll talk about the other Major Prophet, Daniel, next week

Lesson 16 Review Questions

  • What do prophets do? 

  • Where did God ask Jonah to go? 

  • Where did Jonah go instead? 

  • How long was Jonah inside the fish (translated “whale” in Matthew 12:40)? 

  • After the fish had vomited him onto dry land, Jonah went to Nineveh and preached that the city would be overthrown (conquered) in how many days? 

  • Was Nineveh overthrown in 40 days? Why or why not? 

  • Was Jonah happy that God forgave the people of Nineveh? 

  • After Israel split into two kingdoms (Israel and Judah), how many good kings did Israel have? 

  • After Israel split into two kingdoms (Israel and Judah), how many good kings did Judah have? 

  • Joash was the youngest king of Judah ever. How old was he when he became king? 

  • What was a good thing that Joash did?


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