Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2-2014

Keywords

1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Bible Commentary

Abstract

  1. Introduction to Samuel, Kings and Chronicles
    • The historical background of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles
  2. From Tribal Confederation to Monarchy: 1 Samuel
    • The perils of inherited authority (1 Samuel 1-3)
    • The perils of treating God like a good luck charm (1 Samuel 4)
    • The opportunities that arise from working faithfully (1 Samuel 5-7)
    • When children disappoint (1 Samuel 8:1-3)
    • The Israelites ask for a king (1 Samuel 8:4-22)
    • The Task of Choosing a King (1 Samuel 9-16)
    • David's rise to power (1 Samuel 17-30)
      • Abigail defuses a crisis between David and Nabal (1 Samuel 25)
  3. The Golden Age of the Monarchy: 2 Samuel 1-24, 1 Kings 1-11, 1 Chronicles 21-25
    • David's Successes and Failures as King (2 Samuel 1-24)
      • David’s dysfunctional handling of family conflict leads to civil war (2 Samuel 13-19)
    • David’s disobedience to God causes a national pestilence (1 Chronicles 21:1-17)
    • David’s patronage of the musical arts (1 Chronicles 25)
    • Assessing David’s reign (1 Kings)
    • Preparing for a Successor to Israel's Throne (1 Kings 1; 1 Chronicles 22)
    • Solomon Succeeds David as King (1 Kings 1-11)
      • Solomon Builds the Temple of the Lord (1 Kings 5-8)
      • Solomon Centralizes the Rule of the Kingdom (1 Kings 9-11)
    • Assessing Solomon's Golden Age (1 Kings)
  4. From Failed Monarchies to Exile (1 Kings 11 - 2 Kings 25; 2 Chronicles 10-36)
    • Obadiah saves a hundred people by working within a corrupt system (1 Kings 18:1-4)
    • Ahab and Jezebel murder Naboth to get his property (1 Kings 21)
    • The Prophet Elisha’s Attention to Ordinary Work (2 Kings 2-6)
      • Elisha’s restoration of a household’s financial solvency (2 Kings 4:1-7)
      • Elisha’s restoration of a military commander’s health (2 Kings 5:1-14)
      • Elisha’s restoration of a lumberjack’s axe (2 Kings 6:1-7)
    • The Southern Kingdom's march toward Exile (1 Kings 11:41 - 2 Kings 25:26; 2 Chronicles 10 - 36)
      • Financial accountability in the Temple (2 Kings 12:1-12)
      • Arrogance and the end of the kingdoms (2 Chronicles 26)
  5. Conclusions from Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles

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