Samuel and Saul

Samuel and Saul - Promonarchical Saul anointed as...

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The Book Historical Context Samuel and Saul (ca. 1020-1000 BC) The Philistine Pentapolis o Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gath, Ekron Samuel’s Birth and Childhood The Barrenness of Hannah (1:1-20) Dedication of Samuel The Call of Samuel (3:1-4:1) o “The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.” (3:1) o “Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, and the word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.” (3:7) Samuel and Saul (7-5) Question: Is the narrator for or against the establishment of a monarchy? Antimonarchical Rededication near Mizpah (7:2-17) - Samuel acts as Judge - Philistines are defeated The people request a king at Ramah (8:1-22) - Viewed as a rejection of YHWH (8:7) - Samuel warns against the dangers of kingship (8:10-19) - The people want to be “like other nations” (8:19-21)
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Unformatted text preview: Promonarchical Saul anointed as king (9:1-10:16)-Saul from the tribe of Benjamin-Saul goes looking for his donkeys-Saul meets Samuel and is anointed king Antimonarchical Saul is chosen as king by lot (10:17-27a)-Samuel’s repeated warning: Israel has “rejected God” (19)-This section appears to be a continuation of chapter 8 Promonarchical Saul is acclaimed as king at Gilgal after defeating the Ammonites (10:27b-11:15)-The spirit of God came upon Saul (11:6) Antimonarchical Samuel’s address (12:1-25)-Brief recounting of Israel’s history (6-13)-“Deuteronomistic “ emphasis (14-15) The rejection of Saul • Why is Saul rejected as king? (2 reasons) 1. In preparing for battle against the Philistines, Saul makes the sacrifice without Samuel (13) Punishment: No dynasty 2. Saul spared King Agag and the sheep and cattle of the Amelekites (15) Punishment: Rejection as king...
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