1 Samuel Topical Outline

Introduction
Chapter 1
The miraculous birth of Samuel 1:1-28
Chapter 2
Hannah's prayer 2:1-10
Eli's sons were sons of Belial 2:11-17
The boy Samuel ministers to God (and God visits his mom) 2:18-21
Eli's sons have sex with women at the door of the tabernacle 2:22-26
God says he will kill Eli's sons and make all his descendants die young 2:2:27-36
Chapter 3
God appears to the boy Samuel (to tell Eli the bad news) 3:1-21
Chapter 4
The Philistines kill 34,000 Israelites 4:1-10
The Philistines steal the ark (and Eli and his sons die) 4:11-22
Chapter 5
The fall of Dagon 5:1-5
God smites the people of Ashdod, Gath, and Ekron with hemorrhoids 5:6-12
Chapter 6
Five Golden Hemorrhoids 6:1-18
God kills 50,070 Israelites for looking into the ark 6:19-21
Chapter 7
The Israelites smite the Philistines 7:1-17
Chapter 8
Israel demands a king 8:1-22
Chapter 9
God and Samuel select Saul as king 9:1-27
Chapter 10
Saul is made king (after God found him hiding among the stuff) 10:1-27
Chapter 11
The men of Jabesh make a deal with the Ammonites 11:1-5
The Spirit of God comes upon Saul and he chops up some oxen 11:6-10
Saul and 330,000 Israelites slaughter the Ammonites 11:11-15
Chapter 12
Samuel has a conversation with everyone in Israel 12:1-15
Samuel and God make it thunder and rain 12:16-25
Chapter 13
Saul blows a trumpet througout Israel 13:1-8
Saul sacrifices some animals (and loses his kingdom for it) 13:9-23
Chapter 14
Jonathan's first slaughter 14:1-14
God forces the Philistines to kill each other 14:15-23
Saul's curse, God's lottery, and more killings 14:24-52
Chapter 15
The Amalekite (incomplete) Genocide 15:1-9
God rejects Saul as king (for not killing all the Amalekites) 15:10-31
Samuel hacks Agag to death before the Lord 15:32-35
Chapter 16
God chooses David as king 16:1-13
An evil spirit from God plagues Saul (and David makes it go away) 16:14-23
Chapter 17
David kills Goliath 17:1-58
Chapter 18
Jonathan and David (were lovers?) 18:1-4
Saul and David compete (to see who can kill more people) 18:5-16
David buys a wife (with 200 Philistine foreskins) 18:17-31
Chapter 19
Saul tries to kill David 19:1-17
Saul, the naked prophet 19:18-24
Chapter 20
The special relationship between Jonathan and David 20:1-42
Chapter 21
David flees to Nob (and lies to get holy bread and Goliath's sword) 21:1-9
David flees to Gath (where he acts insane) 21:10-15
Chapter 22
David flees to the cave Adullam 22:1-5
Saul kills the priests, people, and animals of Nob 22:6-23
Chapter 23
God tells David to smite the Philistines (So David smites them with a great slaughter) 23:1-5
God warns David (via ephod) about Saul and the people of Keilah 23:6-12
Jonathan and David have a secret meeting 23:13-18
Saul chases David around a mountain 23:19-29
Chapter 24
David cut off Saul's skirt (while he was going to the bathroom) 24:1-4
David and Saul make up (and give long speeches) 24:5-22
Chapter 25
David threatens Nabal 25:1-13
Abigail meets David 25:14-35
God kills Nabal 25:36-38
David takes Abigail for a wife (and Ahinoam) 25:39-44
Chapter 26
David takes Saul's spear and jug of water while he's sleeping 26:1-25
Chapter 27
David commits random acts of genocide for the Philistine king 27:1-12
Chapter 28
Saul visits a woman from Endor 28:1-10
Samuel rises from the dead to give Saul the bad news 28:11-25
Chapter 29
David wanted to fight with the Philistines against the Israelites 29:1-11
Chapter 30
The Amalekites attack Ziklag (and the people decide to stone David) 30:1-6
David asks God what to do (God says go kill the Amalekites) 30:7-8
David slaughters the Amalekites (and gets back all his stuff) 30:9-31
Chapter 31
Saul and his sons die (as predicted by the ghost of Samuel) 31:1-13