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Gilbert House Fellowship #62: 1 Samuel 8-14

samuel-anoints-saulISRAEL RECEIVES its first king, who turns out to be something less than ideal. Anointed by Samuel at God’s direction, Saul showed his true colors right from the start by hiding from the people of Israel during their assembly among their baggage.

After an initial victory against Nahash (“the Snake”), king of Ammon, Saul’s insecurity and lack of faith led him to violate the Law, building his own altar and presiding over a sacrifice, and making a rash vow that nearly cost him his oldest son, Jonathan.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #60: 1 Samuel 1-7

Fall_of_DagonOUR STUDY of the Old Testament now moves to the time of the creation of the monarchy in Israel. We discuss the birth of Samuel, the wickedness of the sons of Eli, the lossĀ of the Ark of the Covenant in battle (because the Israelites treated it like a magic talisman and not as the literal seat of Yahweh), and the resulting humiliation of Dagon and punishment on the Philistines.

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