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Gilbert House Fellowship #72: Psalms 121, 123-125, 128-130; 2 Sam 1-4

James J. Tissot, 'The Valiant of Gibeon' (1896-1902), The Jewish Museum, New York. Click to enlarge.

James J. Tissot, ‘The Valiant of Gibeon’ (1896-1902), The Jewish Museum, New York. Click for larger image.

OUR OLD Testament study this week moves to a new phase of David’s life as he is declared king of Judah. The rest of the tribes, however, elect to follow Saul’s son, Ish-Bosheth (called Eshbaal, or “man of Ba’al”, in 1 Chronicles 8:33), who decided that Saul’s headquarters at Gibeah was just a little too close to the territory of Judah, David’s tribe.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #68: Psalms 56, 120, 140-142; 1 Sam 25-27

Abigail_and_DavidOUR OLD TESTAMENT study this week continues through the period of David’s life in the wilderness, on the run with his band of 600 from the troops of King Saul. In addition to discussing several beautiful Psalms this week, we see how David learns a lesson in prudence and forgiveness from Abigail, the beautiful wife of a wealthy man whose name, Nabal, describes his character (nabal means “fool” in Hebrew).

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Gilbert House Fellowship #64: 1 Samuel 15-20; Psalm 11, 59

david-goliathTHE TRANSITION from the rule of Saul to the kingdom of David is the focus of this week’s study. We see again how Saul proved himself unworthy of the kingship and his multiple attempts to kill David, although David had done nothing to deserve death.

We also discuss the famous confrontation between David and the giant, Goliath of Gath, and two of David’s psalms that date to this period of David’s life.

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