Kingdom United

Scripture Verses

2 Peter 1:20-21

Outline

First and Second Samuel teach us about God and how we should relate to God.

Primary Resources

  • The Bible
  • The New American Commentary by Robert D Bergen
  • Focus on the Bible Commentaries
    • Looking on the Heart, 1 Samuel by Dale Ralph David
    • Out of Every Adversity, 2 Samuel by Dale Ralph Davis
  • Holman Old Testament Commentary by Stephen Andrews and Robert D. Bergen
  • David by Charles Swindoll
  • David by Gene Getz
  • An Introduction to the Old Testament by Longman III and Dillard

1st and 2nd Samuel

  • Greek Orthodox – First and Second Kingdoms
  • Vulgate and Catholic – First and Second Kings (making our 1st and 2nd Kings 3rd and 4th Kings) – otherwise called… commonly called…
  • Early Judaism – both books were treated as one work
  • Septuagint, Greek speeking Jewish community divided into two so it would fit on a standard scroll

Purpose of Books

  • It is Scripture
  • It is Theology
  • It is History
  • It is Literary Art

Primary Divisions

Chapters Main Person Summary Verses
1 Samuel 1-7 Samuel 1 Samuel 7:15:17
1 Samuel 8-14 Saul 1 Samuel 14:47-52
1 Samuel 15 – 2 Samuel 8 David 2 Samuel 8:15-18
2 Samuel 9-24 David 2 Samuel 20:23-26
1 Kings 1-11 Solomon 1 Kings 10:41-43
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