Old Testament

The Books of Samuel

Introduction to the Course – Discussion Questions

Questions for reflection:

1. Is it important whether the stories in the Books of Samuel are historical or not? If so, why?

2. Is it important that David is not depicted as a saintly figure, but as a complex and all too human character?

3. What light do these stories shed on the institution of the monarchy, and its strengths and weaknesses?

Comment below or engage with fellow learners in the forum to discuss these topics.

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