Reading through the Bible: day 84

Sorry I’ve not picked up properly, but the flu got me, badly. I hope to be back on top of things soon.

1 Samuel 1 – 4

Not much to say really, the punishment on the whole house of Eli seems to be punishing descendants for their ancestors crimes, but we’re probably use to that by now.

The Books of Samuel where originally one, the Septuagint split them in two and called them 1 & 2 Kingdoms, and Kings was split in two and called 3 & 4 Kingdoms. This is only really significant from the point of view that this is the period we’re entering, Israel was sick of having no king and demanded one, which God gave them.

Something else about the Book of Samuel, it’s evident from Samuel’s early death, that he certainly wasn’t the author of the bulk of the material, if he authored any of it at all.

What are your thoughts?


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