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STUDY GUIDE New Oxford Annotated Bible, Third edition Samuel and Saul Introduction to 1 st Samuel HB 398-99 What are the three sections of 1 st Samuel? Samuel is “a transitional figure.” What are his two roles? 1 Samuel 1:1 – 4:1a: Samuel Note the theme of the barren woman who has a child in answer to prayer. Which women earlier in the Biblical story fit into this category? Who is Eli? This account of the birth and early life of Samuel was influential on the way Luke told the stories of John the Baptist and Jesus. Compare: 1 Sam 2:1-10 and Luke 1:46-55 1 Sam 1:21-28 with Luke 2:21-24 1 Sam 2:26 with Luke 1:80 and Luke 2:52. Note the continuing theme expressed in 1 Sam 2:9. 1 Samuel 4:1b – 7:1 The Ark Narrative. See the note on 4:1b on HB 405 about the origin of the Philistines.
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Unformatted text preview: How would you summarize the point (not the plot) of this story? What does this material convey to the reader? What are the differences between the way the LORD has been portrayed so far in the story and the way the power of the ark functions? How many times does the LORD speak in the Ark Narrative? How does Eli die? 1 Samuel 8:1 – 10:24: Saul According to 1 Sam 8, why do the people ask for a king? Under what circumstances do Samuel and Saul meet? How is Saul portrayed in 10:20-24? I Samuel 12 – 15 How is Saul evaluated by the storyteller, as a leader of a fighting force? As a spiritual leader? What is the reason for God’s rejection of Saul as king in 13:13 – 14? What about chapter 15?...
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