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Chapter 14 - Coogan Chapter 14 The Establishment of the...

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Coogan Chapter 14 The Establishment of the Monarchy 1 st Samuel Summary: The book narrates how Israel transformed itself from a loose confederation of tribes into a nation with a dynastic monarchy and a permanent Temple in Jerusalem Personal Conflicts: 1. Samuel vs Saul a. Samuel the prophet and Saul the first King of Israel had personal conflict because originally God had Samuel anoint Saul as the King of Israel, but God regretted his choice, and had Samuel anoint David King behind Saul’s back b. Saul was angry with Samuel for anointing someone behind his back, for suggesting that he was not the chosen one 2. Saul vs David a. David was anointed behind Saul’s back and was beloved by Israel b. David married one of Saul’s daughters c. The tension created a rift and Saul made several attempts on David’s life d. This lead to David fleeing Israel 3. David vs Sons Sources and Key Facts: - There are 3 different accounts of how Saul was chosen 1 st King of Israel - Pattern of Hebrew Bible o Mother unable to be pregnant o Pleas to the Lord o He grants her prayers o Miraculously a son is born o He becomes important - Samuel’s name o Derived from Hannah’s (mother) recognition of his origin “ “I have asked him of the Lord” 1 Samuel 1:20 o Hebrew root sha’al seen 7 times as Sha’ul (v28) o The figure of Samuel is central to the purposes of the Deuteronomistic History HOW - Independent Sources o The Ark Narrative (1 Sam 4:1b-7:1 and 2 Sam 6
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