This is the page for all my resources and documents for the book of Fist Samuel. The first section contains documents that survey the entire book. The second section contains links to a survey video for the book from the Old Testament Survey course. The next section is broken down by each passage in a general outline of the book. Click the label of any passage to expand for access to documents and information about each individual passage. Feel free to use and distribute any information you find helpful as long as you give credit where appropriate.
General Documents
Survey Video
Individual Passages
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1:1-15:35 Transition to the Monarchy
1:1-4:1 Samuel's Birth and Call
4:1-7:17 The Ark Narrative
8:1-12:25 Saul Becomes King
13:1-15:35 The Lord Rejects Saul as King
  • 13:1-15 Saul Usurps the Priest's Role and is Rejected as King
  • 13:16-14:23 Jonathan Leads in Military Victory over the Philistines
  • 14:24-48 Saul is Saved from a Rash Oath
  • 14:49-52 Summary of Saul's Family
  • 15:1-35 Saul Rejects God's Word and is Rejected as King
16:1-31:13 Transition from Saul to David
16:1-23 David Anointed as King
17:1-58 David Fights the Lord's Battle
  • 17:1-15 David & Goliath: Setting the Story
  • 17:16-27 David & Goliath: Goliath Defies Israel & David Reacts
  • 17:28-37 David & Goliath: David Offers to Fight
  • 17:38-40 David & Goliath: David Refuses Saul's Armor
  • 17:41-51 David & Goliath: David Kills Goliath
  • 17:51-58 David & Goliath: Israel is Victorious & David is Promoted
18:1-26:25 David Struggles with Saul
18:1-9 Saul is Jealous of David
18:10-19:24 Saul Tries to Kill David
  • 18:10-30 Saul Tries to Kill David, But David Grows in Success
  • 19:1-7 Saul Tries to Kill David and Jonathan Intercedes
  • 19:8-17 Saul Tries to Kill David and Michal Intercedes
  • 19:18-24 Saul Tries to Kill David and God Intercedes
20:1-42 David's Friendship With Jonathan
21:1-22:5 David Flees From Saul
22:6-23 Saul Kills the Lord's Priest
23:1-6 David Continues to Fight For Israel
  • 23:1-6 David Continues to Fight for Israel
23:7-29 Saul Tries to Kill David
24:1-26:25 David Spares Saul's Life
27:1-31:13 Saul's Last Battle