1 Samuel


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Noun1.1 Samuel - the first of two books in the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David1 Samuel - the first of two books in the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Nebiim, Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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In the book of 1 Samuel, we read of a woman named Hannah, the wife of a man named Elkanah, who struggled with prayers that seemed to go unanswered.
By Chapter 15 of 1 Samuel, the prophet abandons his king and won't see him again before his death.
In the case of Saul's battlefield suicide, 1 Samuel places divine agency in the background, with human agency in the foreground.
So the source began with the death of Saul (1 Sam 31:1-13//1 Chr 10:1-12) and lacked all of 1 Samuel 1-30 (the stories of Samuel, Saul's kingship, and his rivalry with David).
First Sunday after Christmas, Year C Luke 2:41-52 (1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26)
This prophetic record was written a century after the events took place and is featured from the beginning of 1 Samuel through 2 Samuel 8.
[1] In 1 Samuel, God calls Samuel audibly three times, but Samuel (who is possibly still just a boy at this time) doesn't recognize God's voice.
In 1 Samuel Hannah's prophetic prayer, which she sings after Samuel's birth, encompasses a characteristic biblical reversal:
This professor is my "Samuel." When the prophet Samuel announced that King Saul would now be Israel's leader (1 Samuel 12:1), he knew he would no longer be as directly responsible for them.
In many ways, this story in 1 Samuel is filled with contradictions.
Yet, the strengths of the book, especially its recognition of the limits of the form-critical approach in relation to Samuel, far outweigh its limitations, and I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in understanding the book of 1 Samuel. I look forward to the publication of 2 Samuel by the same author.
I asked the Lord to give me this boy, and he has granted my request (1 Samuel 1:27).