OT321 Book Study: 1 & 2 Samuel

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Explore the book of Samuel with Dr. David Lamb. Learn more about the book’s complex narrative and its role in the canon. Dig into the poetry within Samuel, as well as key themes, including wisdom, folly, obedience, the consequences of sin, and leadership.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

9m

Composition, Redaction, and Overview of Samuel

Let’s Call It “Samuel”

Let’s Call It “Samuel”

4m
Composition of Samuel

Composition of Samuel

7m
Theories of Deuteronomistic Redaction

Theories of Deuteronomistic Redaction

10m
Samuel and the Canon

Samuel and the Canon

7m
Prophets in the Former Prophets

Prophets in the Former Prophets

7m
Overview of Samuel

Overview of Samuel

7m
Textual Problems in the Book of Samuel

Textual Problems in the Book of Samuel

13m
Introduction to Bible Study Tools

Introduction to Bible Study Tools

6m

Eli and His Evil Sons, Hannah and Her Righteous Son

Eli and Hannah

Eli and Hannah

9m
Poetry in the Book of Samuel

Poetry in the Book of Samuel

6m
Hannah’s Prayer

Hannah’s Prayer

8m
Eli’s Evil Sons and the Elide Judgment

Eli’s Evil Sons and the Elide Judgment

7m
The Call of Samuel

The Call of Samuel

8m

Samuel and the Ark Narrative

The Ark Narrative: The Ark Is Captured

The Ark Narrative: The Ark Is Captured

7m
The Ark Narrative: Sending the Ark Back to Israel

The Ark Narrative: Sending the Ark Back to Israel

8m
Samuel the Prophet

Samuel the Prophet

9m
Samuel the Priest

Samuel the Priest

5m
Samuel the Judge

Samuel the Judge

10m
Legitimacy, Longevity, and Legacy

Legitimacy, Longevity, and Legacy

14m

Samuel and Saul: Establishing the Monarchy

The Law of the King

The Law of the King

9m
The Transition from Samuel’s Judgeship to Saul’s Kingship

The Transition from Samuel’s Judgeship to Saul’s Kingship

6m
Saul Is Anointed

Saul Is Anointed

5m
Saul Is Declared King

Saul Is Declared King

7m
Samuel’s Final Address to the People

Samuel’s Final Address to the People

11m
Saul’s Premature Sacrifice

Saul’s Premature Sacrifice

7m
God’s Command to Wipe Out the Amalekites

God’s Command to Wipe Out the Amalekites

10m

The Downfall of Saul

Saul’s Disobedience and Samuel’s Response

Saul’s Disobedience and Samuel’s Response

7m
Saul’s Confession and Yahweh’s Grief

Saul’s Confession and Yahweh’s Grief

8m
Divine Election

Divine Election

7m
Prophetic Anointing

Prophetic Anointing

8m

Royal Legitimization and David’s Rise

David’s Anointing

David’s Anointing

11m
David and Goliath

David and Goliath

12m
David and the Tel Dan Stele

David and the Tel Dan Stele

8m
David Hunted by Saul

David Hunted by Saul

7m
David Saves the City of Keilah from the Philistines

David Saves the City of Keilah from the Philistines

7m
David: The Ideal Ruler and King

David: The Ideal Ruler and King

8m
Wise Women in Samuel: Abigail

Wise Women in Samuel: Abigail

9m
Wise Women in Samuel: The Woman of Tekoa and the Woman of Abel

Wise Women in Samuel: The Woman of Tekoa and the Woman of Abel

9m
David and the Ark

David and the Ark

10m
The Davidic Promise: Part 1

The Davidic Promise: Part 1

8m
The Davidic Promise: Part 2

The Davidic Promise: Part 2

10m
The Davidic Promise: Part 3

The Davidic Promise: Part 3

9m
David’s Family: Murder, Rape, and Adultery, Part 1

David’s Family: Murder, Rape, and Adultery, Part 1

7m
David’s Family: Murder, Rape, and Adultery, Part 2

David’s Family: Murder, Rape, and Adultery, Part 2

6m

David’s Fall

Nathan’s Parable and David’s Judgment

Nathan’s Parable and David’s Judgment

12m
David’s Family: Amnon, Tamar, and Absalom

David’s Family: Amnon, Tamar, and Absalom

9m
The Rebellion of Absalom: Part 1

The Rebellion of Absalom: Part 1

5m
The Rebellion of Absalom: Part 2

The Rebellion of Absalom: Part 2

5m
The Rebellion of Absalom: Part 3

The Rebellion of Absalom: Part 3

5m
David’s Return to Jerusalem and the Rebellion of Sheba

David’s Return to Jerusalem and the Rebellion of Sheba

6m
The Gibeonites Are Avenged and David’s Mighty Men

The Gibeonites Are Avenged and David’s Mighty Men

9m
David’s Census

David’s Census

7m

The “Appendices” of Samuel and Course Conclusion

Course Review

Course Review

9m
David’s Song and Closing Prayer

David’s Song and Closing Prayer

8m