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Book 6 - of the 11 foundational books

* This book begins with the life of Samuel, who was called to the Prophets office, but is mainly about David. After the time of the Judges, the people of Israel want a King and Samuel is directed by the Lord to anoint Saul, to be the first king of Israel. After disobeying God, the Lord rejects Saul; and David is chosen and anointed to be the next king; which brings about the persecution of David by Saul. 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel are considered one book in the Hebrew bible, the Tanak.

Some main persons and events of 1 Samuel

Ch.1-31 Samuel, Eli, Philistines, Saul, David, Jonathon, Nabal

Events - Samuelís birth, Eliís sons die, Philistines capture the Ark of God, Ark is returned to Israel, Saul chosen as King, Saul is rejected, David is chosen and anointed, David kill giant Goliath, Saul persecutes David, David and Jonathon become friends, Saul and Jonathon are slain.



                        1 Samuel 1-14

Lesson 1

1. Hannah dedicated her son Samuel to the Lord before she conceived. true - false

2. After Samuel was weaned, Hannah left him with Eli. true - false

3. The sons of Eli were very godly men. true - false

4. Who called unto the boy Samuel in the night? a. Eli b. God c. mother

5. What do you think it means that God let none of Samuelís words fall to the ground?_

6. Samuel was a prophet. true - false

7. What was taken from Israel, after they were defeated by the Philistines? __________

8. The 2 sons of___________were killed in the battle. a. Samuel b. Eli

9. Whose neck was broken, when he fell backwards? a. Eli b. Hophni c. Ehud

10. What idol falls to the ground before the Ark of God? a. dagon b. golden image

11. What affliction did God bring upon the Philistines at Gath for having the Ark_______

12. After returning the ark to Israel, at Bethshemesh; why were the Bethsheamites smitten 
       by the Lord?_______________________________________________________

13. Whose house did the Ark end up at, for 20 years?___________________________

14. What did the people of Israel want, like other nations? a. chariots b. image c. a king

15. Samuel warns the people of the consequences of having a king. true - false

16. The first king of Israel was. a. David b. Solomon c. Saul

17. What was the occasion of the first meeting between Saul and Samuel?____________

18. Samuel anointed Saul with a vile of_______________ a. perfume b. water c. oil

19. In Ch. 10, Samuel tells Saul that: when the Spirit of the Lord would come upon Saul,

he would be turned into_______________________________________________

20. Saulís first test of leadership came with a war with the a. Ammonites b. Philistines

21. Samuel ministry to Israel was a. deceitful b. dishonest c. honorable

22. Samuel reproves Saul for doing what foolish thing? __________________________

23. In the ongoing battle with the Philistines (Ch.14) what rash order did Saul give to his

men, that caused them distress? a. not to eat any food b. not to see their families c.

not to pray before the battle

24. Saulís son Johnathan ate some a. figs b. honey c. bread

25. Because of their hunger, what sin did the Israelite army commit, after they took the

animals from the Philistines?____________________________________________



                          1 Samuel 15-31

Lesson 2

1. Saul obeyed the Lord when he spared king Agag , the sheep and oxen. true - false

2. Who said to king Saul "it is better to obey than sacrifice..______________________

3. Rebellion is as the sin of _____________and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.

4. Saul told Samuel that he sinned because he feared__________and obeyed their voice.

5. Complete the following: " for the Lord seeth not as a man seeth; for man looketh____

6. How does the Bible describe young David?________________________________

7. What happened when Samuel anointed young David?_________________________

8. The Spirit of the Lord departed from king Saul. true - false

9. What did David do, when the evil spirit plagued Saul?________________________

10. The Philistine giant that opposed the Israelites was. a. Goliath b. Phigath c. Colossas

11. Why was young David sent to his brothers, at the battle scene.__________________

12. When David heard the giant boasting against Israel, he was afraid. true - false

13. Even though David was a lad, he had already killed a lion and bear. true - false

14. With what weapon did David slay Goliath?_________________________________

15. David and Jonathan were enemies. true - false

16. What did the women sing about that made king Saul angry towards David?_______

17. For what reason did king Saul want David to marry his daughter Michal? a. David

asked him for her b. David would be his son in law c. She would be a snare to him

18. Saul tried to kill David with a a. rock b. sword c. Javelin (spear)

19. For what reason did people begin to say "is Saul also among the prophets?"________

20. Ch.21 Where did David get bread, when he flees from Saul?___________________

21. What kind of behavior did David demonstrate before the king of Gath____________

22. In your opinion why did David act this way?________________________________

23. Why did Saul have the priests killed at Nob?_______________________________

24. Who was the man that informed king Saul, of the actions of the priests?___________

25. David spared Saulís life, in a cave. true - false

26. Nabal was eager to help David and his men. true - false

27. Who interceded, so that David would not kill Nabal?_________________________

28. Abagail becomes Davidís wife. true - false

29. What did David take from Saul, as he slept?_______________________________

30. Why did king Saul want his armor bearer to thrust him through with his sword?_____

31. Jonathan was also killed in the battle. true - false