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Category: 1 Samuel

David and Abigail – 1 Samuel 25

Read the Passage: 1 Samuel 25 Request (25:1–9) Contextually, the events of this chapter occur between the two times that David spared Saul’s life. This chapter gives us a brief […]

David Spares Saul – 1 Samuel 24

Read the Passage: 1 Samuel 24 David Spares Saul (24:1–7) In the narrative of 1 Samuel, David has been fleeing Saul in the wilderness since chapter 21. Note that wilderness […]

David’s Flight – 1 Samuel 21–22

Read the Passage: 1 Samuel 21-22 David Flees from Saul (21:1–9) Upon learning from Jonathan that, indeed, it was Saul’s intent to kill him, David fled from the royal court […]

David and Jonathan – 1 Samuel 20

Read the Passage: 1 Samuel 20 David’s Covenant (20:1–23) Jonathan first appeared in the text of 1 Samuel in chapter 13 when he successfully attacked a Philistine garrison, which was […]

David and Saul – 1 Samuel 18–19

Read the Passage: 1 Samuel 18-19 Saul Resents David (18:1–16) Although David had been in the employment of Saul and royal court for some time, as his harpist and armor-bearer […]

David and Goliath – 1 Samuel 17

Read the Passage: 1 Samuel 17 The Setting (17:1–16) This story, which is a real-life historical event, is an account with which you have probably been familiar since childhood. Yet, […]

Anointing of David – 1 Samuel 16

Read the Passage: 1 Samuel 16 Samuel Sent (16:1–3) Because of Saul’s disobedience in selfishly offering a sacrifice (cf. 1 Sam. 13:9), as well as selfishly sparing the Amalekites (cf. […]

Jonathan and Saul – 1 Samuel 14–15

Read the Passage: 1 Samuel 14-15 Jonathan’s Valor (14:1–52) Despite the fact that God had declared an eventual end to his monarchy, Saul remained king. Yet, as was alluded to […]

Hannah and Samuel – 1 Samuel 1:1–2:11

Read the Passage: 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11 Authorship and Date – Technically speaking, the authorship of both 1 & 2 Samuel is anonymous. Jewish tradition identifies the author as the judge […]