Saul was from the tribe of______
How was Saul described?
He was the tallest and most handsome man in Israel.
What task was given to Saul?
find Kish's donkeys
Who did Saul encounter while looking for Kish's donkeys?
What two things does Samuel tell Saul?
The donkeys haven been found, and you will be the king of Israel.
"Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then do you speak like this to me?"
Saul to Samuel
How did Samuel anoint Saul as the first King of Israel?
He poured a flask of oil on Saul's head.
Where did Samuel assemble the Israelites to announce that Saul would be king?
Where was Saul during the announcement of his kingship?
He was hiding among the equipment.
How did some people respond to the announcement of Saul's kingship?
They despised him and brought him no gifts.
What king beseiged the town of Jabesh Gilead?
What town did Nahash beseige?
What did King Nahash threaten to do with the people of Jabesh Gilead?
Make a covenant that would let him cut out all right eyes and reproach Israel.
What happened when Saul successfully assembled an army?
He defeated the Ammonites and was made king,making him popular with the people.
"Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen and whom you have desired... If you fear the Lord and serve him and obey His voice, and do not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then both you and the king who reigns over you will continue following the Lord your God. "
This is Samuel talking to the Israelites during his farewell address to the people.
"Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way."
Samuel to the Israelites
The Philistines assemble a huge army to fight the Israelites. What do the men of Israel do?
They hid in caves, thickets, rocks, holes,and pits. Some of the Hebrews deserted.
What did Saul do concerning the sacrifice?
He waited for Samuel for seven days. Samuel didn't come, so Saul did the sacrifice without him.
What did Samuel say to Saul after hearing of the sacrifice?
He will not be king anymore, because he disobeyed God and Samuel. Saul will not have a dynasty.
Who breaks the stalemate between the Israelites and the Philistines, thus starting the battle for Israel?
Who wins the battle between the Israelites and the Philistines when the stalemate is broken?
What oath had Saul made the people swear that led to great distress among the Israelite men?
They could not eat until evening.
Who unknowingly broke the oath that Saul made the Israelite men swear to?
Jonathan, he ate honeycomb.
After the battle the men of Israel were so hungry that they___
slaughtered sheep, oxen, and calves. They ate them with the blood, which was not kosher.
Who rose to Jonathan's defense?
The soldiers of Israel.
"Then_____ died; and the Israelites gathered together and lamented for him...."
Who is described as "a woman of good understanding and beautiful appearance"?
Who is described as "harsh and evil in his doings"?
How did Nabal respond to David's request for help?
He says no.
How did David respond to Nabal's reply?
Put on your swords, we'll take the food.
What did Abigail do to calm David's anger?
She took him the food he needed. She tells him to ignore Nabal's foolishness.
What happens to Nabal when Abigail told him what she had done?
Who eventually marries Abigail?
When Saul camped in the wilderness of Ziph, david sneaked into his camp at night. When David asks for someone to go with him, who is willing?
What did Abishai want to do to Saul as Saul "lay sleeping within the camp"?
"Do not destroy him; for who can stretch out his hand against the Lord's anointed, and be guiltless?"
David to Abishai
What two items does David take from Saul's camp to prove that he could have killed Saul?
a spear and a jug of water
David fled to the Philistine city of Gath, and this time King Achish gives David the city of ____ in which to live.
How long did David live in the country of the Philistines?
a year and four months
"Now Samuel had die, and all Israel had lamented for him and buried im in _____, in his own city."
Who put the mediums and spiritists out of the land?
What did Saul ask the woman at Endor to do for him?
Raise Samuel from the dead, get in touch with him.
"Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?.... So why do you ask me, seeing the Lord had departed from you and has become your enemy.?"
Samuel to Saul
What reason is given for the fact that the Lord took from the kingdom from Saul and gave it to David?
Saul didn't carry out the Lord's wrath on Amilech.
What does the spirit of Samuel say to Saul about what will happen the next day?
They will lose to the Philistines, and Saul and his sons will die.
The Philistines gathered together all their armies at _____ and the Israelites encamped by a fountain which is in
WHy did King Achish send David back to the city that he had given him and not allow David to go with the Philistines into battle with the Israelites?
The princes of the Philistines think he'll turn on them because he's from Israel.
"Saul has slaid his thousands, and David his ten thousands." Who mentions this and why do they do so?
The Princes of the Philistines because it was their evidence as to why he'd turn on them.
What did David discover when he returned to Ziklag?
The wives and children had been captured by the Amalekites. Ziklag had been burned to the ground.
How successful was David in his effort to recover everything and everyone from the Amalekites?
He recovered everything and everyone.
Who dies in battle with the Philistines on Mount Gilboa?
Saul and Jonathan. Saul killed himself.
What did the Philistines do with Saul's body?
They nailed it to a wall.
"My brethren, you shall not do so with what the Lord has given us, who has preserved us and delivered into our hand the troop that came against us. For who will heed you in this matter? But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; they shall share alike.
David to his men.
Who rode through the night, took Saul's body and made sure it had a proper burial?
the men of Jabesh Giliad
Saul was commanded to destroy the Amalekites completely. In what two ways does he fail to carry out this order?
He spared King Agag and the best animals.
"Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams."
Samuel to Saul
The task of putting the Amalekite king named _____ to death was left to _______.
Samuel was told to take his horn of oil and anoint one of the sons of a man named______
"Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. The Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
the Lord to Samuel
What service did David perform for Saul and why?
He played his harp to relieve Saul of the evil spirit that tormented him.
"You come to me with a sword, with a spear and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied."
David to Goliath
Why are these words important? "Saul has slaid his thousands, and David his ten thousands."
Saul was upset and jealous because he thought David would be the one to take his throne.
Who was Michal?
Saul's daughter who marries David.
What is a champion as referred to in the Old Testament?
Someone who represented his country in one on one contact and the winner's country wins.
How did Michal help David?
She helped him escape Saul.
Who were Elkanah's two wives?
Hannah and Peninnah
Hannah promised that if she had a son, "I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head." In other words, the boy would be a _______
Hannah "poured her soul out before the Lord," and in the course of time gave birth to ____, whose name means "heard by God."
What did Hannah do with Samuel when he was weaned?
She took him to the house of Shiloh where Eli would raise him to be a priest.
Who were Eli's sons?
Hophni and Phinehas
Who were "corrupt" and "did not know the Lord"?
Hophni and Phinehas
In what two ways did Eli's sons corrupt the priesthood?
They took the fat from the meat that was supposed to be sacrificed to the Lord. They slept with the women who assembled at the tabernacle.
In what way was the Lord gracious to Hannah after she dedicated Samuel to him?
She had three sons and two daughters.
"And the child Samuel grew in stature, and____________."
in favor both with the Lord and men.
"....for those who honor Me I will honor, but those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed."
the Lord to Eli
"Speak for Your servant hears."
Samuel to the Lord
After the Philistines first defeated the Israelites in I Samuel 4, the Israelites decide to do something that will ensure victory in the next battle. What do they decide to do?
They decide to bring the Ark of the Covenant.
In the second battle with the Philistines, not only did Israel lose 30,000 men, but also_____ and ____ died.
Hophni and Phinehas
Eli was told that his sons had died in battle and that ___.
the ark of God had been captured
How did Eli die?
He fell backward off his chair once he heard the news that his sons had died in battle and the ark of God had been captured.
On the tragic day Eli died, Phinehas' wife gave birth to a son and named him ________.
What does Ichabod mean?
The glory has departed from Israel
David refers to Saul as _______.
the Lord's anointed
What does David do to prove that he could have killed Saul?
He cuts off a corner of Saul's robe.
What do David's men want to do to Saul?
In the wilderness of ______, David spares Saul's life.
"Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Even my father Saul knows that."
Jonathan to David
How many men followed David?
How did I Samuel start?
Originally, there was only one book of Samuel. It was split into two books by the translators of the Septuagint.
Author of Samuel
unknown, lived after the reign of King Solomon
The theme of Samuel
the relationship between covenant and kingship.
The Israelites could have a ____ if both the king and the people were faithful to the ________.
king, covenant laws
Samuel assembles all the Israelites at______
What does Samuel tell the Israelites at Mizpah?
to repent and return to the Lord with all their hearts
After the gathering at Mizpah, the Philistines_____
In the battle between the Israelites and the Philistines after the Philistines' gathering at Mizpah, who wins?
To commemorate the battle that the Israelites won, Samuel set up a stone and called it ________
Ebenezer, "stone of help"
Samuel tells the Israelites that a king will.....
turn your sons into soldiers, take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers, take 1/10 of your crops, and take your servants
"Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them."
the Lord to Samuel
"Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations."
The Israelites to the Lord
Did not walk in his ways, took bribes, had no justice, and had dishonest gain. They were bad.
When Samuel was old______
He made his sons judges over Israel.
Samuel judged Israel_____
all the days of his life.
This name means "herd of God."
He broke the stalemate with the Philistines by attacking their garrison.
Eli's sons who badly corrupted the priesthood.
Hophni and Phinehas
Saul's daughter and David's wife who helped David escape Saul.
Saul kills all of the priests at ____ because they had once helped David.
Saul was from the tribe of_____
This man "went to Carmel" and "set up a monument for himself."
David said to Goliath, " I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of armies of____."
David spare Saul's life a second time in the wilderness of _____
Samuel assembled the Israelites at _____ where they confessed their sins and returned to the Lord with all their hearts.
Saul was supposed to kill King _____ of the Amalekites. However, Samuel does this.
At one time the PHilistines capture
the Ark of the Covenant
Samuel tells Saul, "Behold, to obey is better than____...."
David and his men are given the city of _____ as a place to stay.
The Lord said to Samuel, "..... they have not _____ you, but they have ____ Me, that I should reign over them."
This ammonite king threatened to put out the right eye of every person in the town of Jabesh Gilead.
What did king Nahash threaten to do?
cut out the right eye of every person in Jabesh Gilead
When David wanted to sneak into Saul's camp, _____ volunteered to go with him.
This man essentially raised Samuel.
This woman's wisdom averted bloodshed. She eventually became David's wife.
Who was the high priest in Nob?
What did Ahimelech give David?
showbread and the sword of Goliath
Who is the Edomite who kills the priests and almost everyone in Nob for David?
Who is Ahimelech's son who tells David what happened in Nob?
What did David ask the King of Moab?
If he would take care of David's parents until he wasn't moving around.
What was the significance of the New Moon festival?
David purposely did not attend in order to see Saul's reaction.
What were the three arrows a signal for?
If the arrow went to the side of the target everything was fine. If they went beyond the target there was danger for David. It was a code.