OT Samuel study guide
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What is Hannah's conundrum in chapter 1?
She can't bear children
What does Hannah do to fix her problem?
She prays to God for a child
What does Hannah do when the Lord grants her request?
Devotes her sons (Samuel) life to God
Who is Eli?
He was a high priest Samuel grew up in his house
What was the wickedness of Eli's sons?
They were greedy and selfish
Samuel becomes a great what for Israel?
Once the Philistines captured the Ark of God, where did the take it?
Temple of Dagon
How does God make his power known to the philistines?
Messes with the statue of Dagon - Dagon was found lying face down on the ground before the Ark. The Philistines put Dagon back and the next day Dagon was face down on the ground again with his head and hands broken off.
People of Ashdod got tumors, moved the ark to Gath, and they got tumors, many died
After the tumors, what happened with the ark?
They played "hot potato" with the ark because no one wanted it
Why did the Israelites succeed in their battle against th philistines
They fasted, confesses their sins, removed all false gods, and obeyed God
Who are the two sons of Samuel?
Joel and Abijah
How did Samuels sons compare to him?
They were selfish, greedy, and did not follow Samuels example
What did the Israelites want appointed and WHY?
A king so they could be like other nations
How did Samuel react to the Israelites request for a king?
He was very displeased
How did God react to the Israelites request for a king?
He told Samuel the people were rejecting him and not Samuel, as well as telling him to give the people their request
When Samuel told the Israelites the rights of the king, how did they respond?
They refused to listen to the warning and demanded a king.
Handsome, a soldier
What does God reveal to Samuel?
That Saul will be king, and will save the Israelites from the Philistines
How does Samuel anoint Saul?
He Poured oil on his head
What did God change of Saul, and how did the people now view Saul?
He changed his heart, and they began to view him like a prophet
What did Saul have to do to be accepted by the people as their king?
Beat the Ammonites in battle
What does Samuel recap, and what does he warn against?
- The Israelites missteps and sin (Genesis-Judges) and God's promises and mercy
- The Lord gave you what you wanted (a king).
- If you fear and serve God, goo d things will come to you
- If not, and you rebel, the Lord will be against you
What was the 1st stupid thing did King Saul do in Chapter 13?
Performed his own sacrifice and communion offering
What was the 2nd stupid thing Saul did in chapter 15?
He allowed the Amalek king to live and took amalek animals
How many sons does Jesse have?
Who is the Champion of the Philistines that David takes on and defeats?
What does David get as a reward for killing Goliath?
Honey(wife), money, and tax exepmtiom
Who is David's BFF?
How does David spare Saul's life in chapter 24?
Cut his robe when he could have killed him
How does Saul and his Sons die? (Chapter 31)
His sons die in battle, and Saul kills himself by falling on his sword
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