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Guide to the Books of Samuel

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The book of 1 Samuel starts just after the chaos shown in the book of Judges.
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The book of Judges shows how Israel fails, big time. It was a time of moral chaos that showed Israel’s need for wise, faithful leaders. The book of Samuel provides an answer to that need.


Big Ideas

Despite Saul and David’s evil, God has been at work, carrying out his purposes. The hope for a future messiah reaches beyond David, who will bring God’s Kingdom and blessing to all nations.

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In 2 Samuel, David’s concluding poems connect back to which of the following events?
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These poems bring together all the key themes and ideas of the book: despite Saul and David’s failures, God has been at work carrying out his purposes.

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