Study questions, maps, charts, key words, history, background, outlines, and links to help you study the Old Testament books of 1&2 Samuel
Archives for December 2016
How should you respond when suffering unjustly? As David flees Jerusalem, he is used and abused by two members of Saul’s family. We can learn from his example how to bear unjust suffering.
What do you do when you fail in a big way and your failure matters? Your mistake has big consequences for other people? How should you respond? That’s the situation David is facing in our story today.
This chart summarizes the King Saul’s family tree, based on what we know from Scripture. I’m always looking for this information and couldn’t find it in one place. This is a work in progress. Please contact me if you find errors, omissions or broken links.
The conflict between appearance and reality is the theme of our story today. As we’ll see, what appears to be wisdom and repentance is not.
Narratives are true stories. Over 40% of the Old Testament Scriptures are narratives. Generally, the purpose of a biblical narrative is to show the Lord at work in His creation. Every genre found in the Bible presents unique challenges for understanding. Narratives are no exception. With narratives we think in scenes, plot and character, rather than paragraphs and outlines.