0 1 Samuel Topical Outline

And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. 18:25

Trivia: Who blew a trumpet while traveling throughout Israel saying, "Let the Hebrews hear"?

The First Book of Samuel

1 Samuel's miraculous birth (1-28)

2 Hannah's prayer (1-10)

     Eli's sons were sons of Belial (11-17)

     The boy Samuel ministers to God (18-21)

     Eli's sons have sex with women in the tabernacle (22-26)

     God will kill Eli's sons and make all his descendants die young (27-36)

3 God appears to the boy Samuel (to tell Eli the bad news) (1-21)

4 The Philistines kill 34,000 Israelites (1-21)

     The Philistines steal the ark (and kill Eli's sons) (11-22)

5 The fall of Dagon (1-5)

     God smites the Philistines with hemorrhoids (in their secret parts) (6-12)

6 Five golden hemorrhoids (1-18)

     God kills 50,070 Israelites for looking into the ark (19-21)

7 God helps the Israelites smite the Philistines (1-17)

8 Israel demands a king (1-22)

9 God and Samuel select Saul as king (1-27)

10 Saul is made king (after God found him hiding among the stuff) (1-27)

11 The men of Jabesh make a deal with the Ammonites (1-5)

     Saul chops up some oxen (and sends the pieces to the twelve tribes of Israel) (6-10)

     Saul and 330,000 Israelites slaughter the Ammonites (11-15)

12 Samuel has a conversation with everyone in Israel (1-15)

     Samuel and God make it thunder and rain (16-25)

13 Saul blows a trumpet throughout Israel (1-6)

     Saul sacrifices some animals (and loses his kingdom for it) (7-23)

14 Jonathan's first slaughter (1-14)

     God forces the Philistines to kill each other (15-23)

     Saul's curse, God's lottery, and more killings (24-52)

15 The Amalekite (incomplete) genocide (1-9)

     God rejects Saul as king (for not killing all the Amalekites) (10-31)

     Samuel hacks Agag to death before the Lord (32-35)

16 God chooses David as king (1-13)

     An evil spirit from God plagues Saul (and David makes it go away) (14-23)

17 David kills Goliath (1-58)

18 Jonathan and David (were lovers?) (1-4)

     Saul and David compete (to see who can kill more people) (5-16)

     David buys a wife (with 200 Philistine foreskins) (17-31)

19 Saul tries to kill David (1-17)

     Saul, the naked prophet (18-24)

20 The special relationship between Jonathan and David (1-42)

21 David flees to Nob (and lies to get holy bread and Goliath's sword) (1-9)

     David flees to Gath (where he acts insane) (10-15)

22 David flees to the cave Adullam (1-5)

     Saul kills the priests, people, and animals of Nob (6-23)

23 God tells David to smite the Philistines (1-5)

     God warns David (via ephod) about Saul (6-12)

     Jonathan and David have a secret meeting (13-18)

     Saul chases David around a mountain (19-29)

24 David cuts off Saul's skirt (while he's going to the bathroom) (1-4)

     David and Saul make up (and give long speeches) (6-22)

25 David threatens Nabal (1-13)

     Abigail meets David (14-35)

     God kills Nabal (36-38)

     David takes Abigail for a wife (And Ahinoam) (39-44)

26 David takes Saul's spear and water while he's sleeping (and Saul is very impressed) (1-25)

27 David commits random acts of genocide for the Philistines (1-12)

28 Saul visits a woman from Endor (1-10)

     Samuel rises from the dead to give Saul the bad news (11-25)

29 David wanted to fight with the Philistines against the Israelites (but the Philistines wouldn't let him) (1-11)

30 The Amalekites attack Ziklag (and the people decide to stone David) (1-6)

     David asks God what to do (God tells him to go kill the Amalekites) (7-8)

     David slaughters the Amalekites (and gets back all his stuff) (9-31)

31 Saul and his sons die (as predicted by the ghost of Samuel) (1-13)

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