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1 THE STORY OF DAVID’S RISE Saul on rise on decline 1 S 9------------------15-----------------31 David on rise on decline 1 S 16-----------------------2 S 11-------------1 K 1 A. The presentation of David in the DtrH 1. Narratives of David and Saul overlap in 1 S 15-31. -David is rising as Saul is declining. -The one whom Jahweh favors is supplanting the one whom Jahweh as rejected. 2. The schematic division of David’s life: a. On the rise (1 Sam 16-2 Sam 10 ) -anointed by Samuel (1 S 16) -in Saul’s services (17-18) - Fugitive from Saul (19-26) - a Philistine vassal ( 27-31) - rise to kingship (2 Sam 1-5) - Zenith (6-10) b. On the decline (2 Sam 11-1 Kgs 1) - the Bathsheba affair -family trouble and revolts (13-20) -Solomon’s succession and David’s death (1Kgs 1) *Turning point = David’s sin in the Bathsheba affair (ch. 11). *Underlying theological assumption: The political success of the king depends entirely on his moral piety.
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B. The Story of David’s Rise (1 Sam 16-2 Sam 5) 1. SDR = an early source (b/f the Dtr editors).
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