Category Archives: 1 Samuel

Wiki-Lessons: 1 Sam 31 – 2 Sam 1 (The Death of Saul and David’s Reaction)

(1Sa 31:1 ESV) Now the Philistines fought against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. 2 And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and … Continue reading

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Wiki-Lessons: 1 Samuel 29-30 (David at Ziklag)

(1Sa 29:1-5 ESV) Now the Philistines had gathered all their forces at Aphek. And the Israelites were encamped by the spring that is in Jezreel. 2 As the lords of the Philistines were passing on by hundreds and by thousands, … Continue reading

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Wiki-Lessons: 1 Samuel 28 (Saul and the Witch at Endor)

This is a fascinating story. It’s also very strange and filled with ambiguities. It’s really just plain weird. I love it. (1Sa 28:1-25 ESV) In those days the Philistines gathered their forces for war, to fight against Israel. And Achish … Continue reading

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Wiki-Lessons: Map of David’s Campaigns

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Wiki-Lessons: 1 Samuel 27 (David among the Philistines)

(1Sa 27:1-12 ESV) Then David said in his heart, “Now I shall perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will … Continue reading

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Wiki-Lessons: Abigail, Nabal, and Saul: Vengeance is Mine

Wednesday night’s teacher prep class was thinly attended. Most of the teachers had another meeting to attend. But we came across a very interesting parallel in the text. (1Sa 25:2-3 ESV) 2 And there was a man in Maon whose … Continue reading

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Wiki-Lessons: 1 Samuel 22

David takes his parents to the king of Moab for protection from Saul, but David was told by a prophet of God to return to Judea. Meanwhile, Saul demands that his soldiers tell him where he may find David – … Continue reading

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Wiki-Lessons: 1 Samuel 21: David and the Showbread

(1Sa 21:1-4 ESV) Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest. And Ahimelech came to meet David trembling and said to him, “Why are you alone, and no one with you?” 2 And David said to Ahimelech the priest, … Continue reading

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Wiki-Lessons: 1 Samuel 19 – 20 (David’s Escape from Saul)

Saul threatens David’s life (1Sa 19:1-7 ESV) And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David. But Jonathan, Saul’s son, delighted much in David.  2 And Jonathan told David, “Saul my father … Continue reading

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Wiki-Lessons: 1 Samuel 18

[Teachers: Please add moral lessons and conclusions.] David and Jonathan As we discussed Wednesday night, we skip David and Goliath, which takes us to chapter 18 – (1Sa 18:1-4 ESV) As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the … Continue reading

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