The Book of Samuel

Study Israel's history from the birth of Samuel through the reign of King David, and learn how important this century was in the development of God's kingdom.

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About this Lesson Series

Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Discipline: Old Testament
Course Group: Historical Books
Download: Course Materials, Academic Packets

The book of Samuel reports Israel's history from the birth of Samuel through the reign of King David. It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of this century in the development of God's kingdom. When the prophet Samuel was born, Israel was in disarray under the failing leadership of the Judges and Levites. But by the time David delivered his last words, God had made an everlasting covenant with him and established David's house as the permanent dynasty over his people. How did this transformation take place? And what does it mean for us today?

Series Goals:

    Course Goals:
    • Introduce the background, purpose and design of the book of Samuel
    • Examine the primary events in the lives of Samuel, Saul and David as portrayed in the book of Samuel
    • Explore the original meaning and Christian application of the book of Samuel