III. Outline

III. Outline

  1. The Rise of Samuel, Saul, and David (1Sa 1-31)
    1. The Rise of Samuel (1Sa 1-3)
    2. The Ark of God—The Word of Samuel (1Sa 4-7)
    3. The Rise and Sudden Fall of Saul (1Sa 8-15)
    4. The Rise of David and Further Decline of Saul (1Sa 16-31)
      1. David Anointed (1Sa 16-17)
      2. David and Jonathan (1Sa 18-20)
      3. The Fugitive David (1Sa 21-27)
      4. The End of Saul (1Sa 28-31)
  2. The Kingship of David (2Sa 1-24)
    1. David Becomes King (2Sa 1:1-5:5)
    2. The Consolidation of David's Kingship (2Sa 5:6-10:19)
    3. The Decline of David (2Sa 11-20)
    4. The Davidic Kingship: Retrospect and Prospect (2Sa 21-24)