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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 #70: Psalms 17, 35, 54, 63; 1 Sam 28-31; Psalm 18

saul-medium-endorTHE ONLY place in the Bible where we see the appearance of a human ghost is part of our Old Testament study this week. But it’s important to remember that Samuel was allowed to return by God specifically to deliver a message to Saul. It is not standard practice for human spirits to remain on Earth to settle unfinished business.

We also discuss the death of Saul, David’s successful rescue of his wives from the Amalekites, and another collection of psalms that date to this period of David’s life.

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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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