Book of 1st. Samuel

The records which make up 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel were written by Samuel, David, Nathan, and Gad from 1204-1035 B.C. in Palestine, but were perhaps finally made into one book by Isaiah the prophet, about 743-683 B.C. He seems to have been the author of Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings and 2 Kings, and 1 Chron. and 2 Chron. in their final form.  1 Samuel presents the life history of Samuel; the last of the days of the judges; the moral failure of the priesthood under Eli; the moral failure of the judges under Samuel; the beginning and failure of the monarchy under Saul; the anointing and trying experiences of David; and the end of Saul.  The original book, now divided into 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel, was written to record the history of Israel under the judges; to show the change in the government of Israel from a system of judges to kings; and to record the background of the people through whom the Messiah would come.


OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment

The Messiah would be exalted by God with power and glory.

1 Samuel 2:10

Matthew 28:18

1 Peter 3:22

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