Week 13: 1 Samuel 1-15: Saul

This week we are introduced to the puzzling Saul. In one scene he looks the good guy and in the next, we are left scratching our heads trying to figure out what in the world he was thinking.

And so it is with me. I’m sure I have that same effect on others!

Last week we covered 300-400 years of the loose confederation of regions during the time of the Judges.

This week will begin the transition to the more centralized monarchy. It’s hard to call Saul the first bona fide king, but alas! That is what he is called…a king. And so we are introduced

Attached is the 2 page handout that provides this week’s readings (1 Samuel 1-15) as well as an overview of how 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings and 1&2 Chronicles line up:

Saul angry with young David and in a fit of rage tossing a spear in his direction

Saul angry with young David and in a fit of rage tossing a spear in his direction

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