Outline of First Samuel

Here are our bite-sized pieces of the First Book of Samuel:


 

Note: This page is a work in progress

 


 

PART 1. PREPARATION FOR THE MONARCHY

 

SAMUEL’S BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD

 

1 Samuel 1:1-8. A family goes on a pilgrimage

1 Samuel 1:9-18. Hannah prays for a son

1 Samuel 1:19-23. Samuel is born

1 Samuel 1:24-28. Hannah offers Samuel to God

 

HANNAH

 

1 Samuel 2:1-11. Hannah’s prayer of praise

 

WICKED RELIGIOUS LEADERS AT SHILOH

 

1 Samuel 2:12-17. Eli’s wicked sons

1 Samuel 2:18-26. The LORD rewards Hannah

1 Samuel 2:27-36. The dooming of the house of Eli

 

SAMUEL’S CALLING

 

1 Samuel 3:1-18. The LORD calls Samuel

1 Samuel 3:19-21. Samuel becomes established as a prophet

 

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

 

1 Samuel 4:1-11. The Philistines capture the Ark

1 Samuel 4:12-22. The death of Eli

1 Samuel 5:1-6. The Ark in the Temple of Dagon

1 Samuel 5:7-12. The Philistines are terrified of the Ark

1 Samuel 6:1-9. The Philistines return the Ark

1 Samuel 6:10-18. The Ark at Beth Shemesh

1 Samuel 6:19-21. The Ark moved to Kiriath-Jearim

1 Samuel 7:1-6. Samuel leads a nationwide spiritual revival

1 Samuel 7:7-17. Expelling the Philistines

 

SELECTING A KING

 

1 Samuel 8:1-9. The nation demands a king

1 Samuel 8:10-18. Samuel warns them about kings

1 Samuel 8:19-22. Samuel grants their demand

1 Samuel 9:1-27. Saul meets Samuel

 

PART 2. THE ERA OF SAUL

 

SAUL IS CHOSEN AS KING

 

1 Samuel 10:1-8. Samuel anoints Saul as king

1 Samuel 10:9-16. Saul becomes a prophet

1 Samuel 10:17-27. Saul acclaimed as king

1 Samuel 11:1-11. Saul defeats the Ammonites

1 Samuel 11:12-15. Saul is installed as king

1 Samuel 12:1-24. Samuel’s farewell address

1 Samuel 13:1-9. Saul’s sacrilege

1 Samuel 13:10-14. Samuel rebukes king Saul

1 Samuel 13:15-23. Not equipped for battle

1 Samuel 14:1-23. Jonathan’s bold attack

1 Samuel 14:24-35. Saul’s foolish oath

1 Samuel 14:36-46. Jonathan in danger of death

1 Samuel 14:47-52. Saul has a few victories

 

SAUL IS REJECTED AS KING

 

1 Samuel 15:1-9. Samuel spares king Agag

1 Samuel 15:10-23. Saul rejected as king

1 Samuel 15:24-31. Saul pleads for forgiveness

1 Samuel 15:32-35. Samuel hacks king Agag into pieces

 

SAUL AND DAVID

 

1 Samuel 16:1-13. Samuel anoints David as king

1 Samuel 16:14-16. The Spirit departs from Saul

1 Samuel 16:17-23. David plays the lyre for Saul

1 Samuel 17:1-10. Goliath challenges Israel

1 Samuel 17:11-31. Jesse sends David to the camp

1 Samuel 17:32-40. David challenges Goliath

1 Samuel 17:41-51a. David kills Goliath

1 Samuel 17:51b-58. The Philistine army flees for their lives

1 Samuel 18:1-4. The love-relationship between David and Jonathan

1 Samuel 18:5-9. Saul becomes jealous of David

1 Samuel 18:10-16. Saul tries to kill David

1 Samuel 18:17-30. David marries Michal

1 Samuel 19:1-7. Jonathan intercedes for David

1 Samuel 19:8-17. Michal saves David’s life

1 Samuel 19:18-24. David joins Samuel in Ramah

1 Samuel 20:1-42. Jonathan protects David from Saul

1 Samuel 21:1-6. David eats the show bread

1 Samuel 21:7-9. David is unprepared for combat

1 Samuel 21:10-15. David becomes a fugitive

1 Samuel 22:1-10. David at the cave of Adullam

1 Samuel 22:11-23. Saul slaughters priests

1 Samuel 23:1-14. David saves the city of Keilah

1 Samuel 23:14-29. David eludes Saul

1 Samuel 24:1-22. David spares Saul’s life

1 Samuel 25:1. Samuel dies as a hero of the nation

1 Samuel 25:2-22. Nabal the hothead

1 Samuel 25:23-35. Abigail intercedes for Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36-38. Nabal dies an unlamented death

1 Samuel 25:39-44. David marries Abigail & Ahinoam

1 Samuel 26:1-25. David spares Saul’s life (again)

 

THE DEATH OF SAUL

 

1 Samuel 27:1-12. David hides among the Philistines

1 Samuel 28:1-25. Saul foolishly consults a Medium

1 Samuel 29:1-11. The Philistines send David away from the battlefront

1 Samuel 30:1-31. David destroys the Amalekites

1 Samuel 31. The death of Saul

 


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