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1 Samuel

Saturday, March 19, 2011


1 Samuel: Development

Saturday, March 19, 2011


1 Samuel: Development • Originally one book, 1-2 Samuel was later divided. The division is arbitrary and artificial as the narrative of 1-2 Samuel flow together and reflect one another in structure. • Several sources, but Samuel was a central figure, hence the title of the works. Saturday, March 19, 2011


1 Samuel: Historicity • Is the narrative of 1-2 Samuel historical or is it embellished traditional memory and story? • A combination of: • Solid historical memory & skilled literary artistry • The reflections of two social worlds Saturday, March 19, 2011


1 Samuel: Overview • The stages and components of 1 Samuel • Early Stories of Samuel (1:1-4:1a) • Ark as Centerpiece of Israelite Life (4:1b-7:2) • Beginnings of Monarchy ft. Saul (7:3-15:35) • David’s Rise to Power & Saul’s Descent (16:1-31:13) Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saturday, March 19, 2011


Three Central Figures Move the Story Samuel Saul David

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Three Central Figures Move the Story Samuel Saul David Faithless Judges to Faithful Samuel

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Three Central Figures Move the Story Samuel Saul David Faithless Judges to Faithful Samuel

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Faithless Sons to Faithful King Saul


Three Central Figures Move the Story Samuel Saul David Faithless Judges to Faithful Samuel

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Faithless Sons to Faithful King Saul

Faithless Saul to Faithful King David


Samuel Priest Prophet Judge (1 Samuel 1-7)

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Samuel’s Early Life Saturday, March 19, 2011

Birth, Song and Call


The Ark & Israel

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The Ark & Israel • Philistines, plagues and (sym)pathetic magic

Saturday, March 19, 2011


The Ark & Israel • Philistines, plagues and (sym)pathetic magic • Ascribing glory to the Creation instead of the Creator

Saturday, March 19, 2011


The Ark & Israel • Philistines, plagues and (sym)pathetic magic • Ascribing glory to the Creation instead of the Creator • Indicative of the misplaced trust to come w/ the king Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saul Time of Transition (1 Samuel 8:1-15:35)

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Long Live the King!

Monarchy - necessary for survival, carries a big risk Kings don’t work out well for Israel, keep in mind the King of Kings

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saul’s Rise & Demise

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saul’s Rise & Demise • Saul’s staged rise to power reflect the transition from judges to kings

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saul’s Rise & Demise • Saul’s staged rise to power reflect the transition from judges to kings • Saul’s demise reflects insensitivity to the limits of his office and his negligence in connecting with the LORD in his Word Saturday, March 19, 2011


David Shepherd, Warrior and King Elect (1 Samuel 16:1-31:13

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David’s Anointing

Saturday, March 19, 2011


David’s Anointing • Samuel saw Saul’s demise and sought not a change in gov’t, but a new king

Saturday, March 19, 2011


David’s Anointing • Samuel saw Saul’s demise and sought not a change in gov’t, but a new king • David’s anointing reflects a Biblical pattern

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saul and David

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saul and David • David & Goliath = turning point

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saul and David • David & Goliath = turning point • Jonathan stood between David & death

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saul and David • David & Goliath = turning point • Jonathan stood between David & death • Contrasting faithful David and faithless Saul

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saul’s Death

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saul’s Death • While Samuel’s death is barely noted (ch. 25), Saul’s death stands as a tragic reminder of a fall from grace

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Saul’s Death • While Samuel’s death is barely noted (ch. 25), Saul’s death stands as a tragic reminder of a fall from grace • His demise is marked by panic and last gasp measures at self-salvation

Saturday, March 19, 2011


1 Samuel: Importance

Saturday, March 19, 2011


1 Samuel: Importance • A bridge between the time before the kings to the time of the kings • God’s continued faithfulness despite Israel’s faithlessness • Samuel to Saul, Saul to David, David to his sons, the sons of David to the Son of David! Saturday, March 19, 2011

1 Samuel Presentation - OT Isagogics  

This is my presentation from my OT Isagogics class (March 21, 2011).

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