sg saul and david

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STUDY GUIDE New Oxford Annotated Bible, Third edition Saul and David Samuel anoints David: 1 Sam 16:1-13 Note the theme of God’s choice of the youngest and least likely over the older sons. Name at least two earlier stories in which the younger brother is the one chosen to bring about God’s purposes. It is important to remember that in ancient Mediterranean culture, for God to choose the younger over the older was to violate the way things “ought to be.” David in Saul’s service: 1 Sam 16: 14-23 What absolutely necessary component of success does Saul lack after 16:14? In 16:18, David is called “a man of valor, a warrior.” What does David now have that Saul lacks? See the annotation for the relationship between musicians and the spiritual realm. David and Goliath: 1 Sam 17. In 17:12 David is introduced as though the reader had not heard of him before. In 17:19, Saul and the army of Israel are in the field but David (was was appointed as Saul’s armor bearer earlier) is running errands for his father and keeping sheep. In 17:34 he is called “just a boy” by contrast with Goliath, who is a “warrior.” Many scholars
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