Title page from The First Book of Samuel (KJV)

Part of: The Parallel Bible. Old and New Testaments (KJV and Revised Version) The First Book of Samuel (KJV)

The two Books of Samuel deal with the close of the period of judges and the rise of the monarchy in Israel, especially Saul and David. The first book deals with the life of Samuel as a judge, different accounts of the origin of the monarchy with Saul as the first king of Israel, the victory over the Philistines, the slaying of Goliath, David and Saul as adversaries, and the death of Saul and his sons in battle.

Key Quotes

Religion & Toleration

And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king. And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.