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The Books of Samuel
(Outline)

Dennis Bratcher

I. The Story of Samuel - 1 Sam 1-7

A. Samuel’s birth and call (1-3)

B. The Ark Narratives (4-6)

C. Samuel, the last judge of Israel (7)

II. The Reign, and Failure, of Saul - 8:1-16:13

A. Israel demands a king (8)

B. Saul’s appointment as King (9-11)

C. Samuel’s farewell (12)

D. Saul’s rejection as king (13-15)

III. The Rise of David - 1 Sam 16:1-2 Sam 5:10

A. The anointing of David (16:1-13)

B. David in the court of Saul (16:14-21:1)

C. David the fugitive in the wilderness (21:2-26:25)

D. David and the Philistines (27-30)

E. David becomes King (1 Sam 31-2 Sam 5:10)

IV. The Reign of David - 2 Sam 5:11-20:22

A. David’s achievements (5:11-9)

B. David’s sins (10-12)

C. The aftermath of sin in David’s house (13-14)

D. Civil War (15-20:22)

V. Appendix - 2 Sam 20:23-24

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