Week 1: Introduction to the Course
Week 2: Samuel: Judge of Prophecy
Week 3: Saul
Week 4: The Rise of David
Week 5: The Character of David
Week 6: David's Kingship
Week 7: Bathsheba
Week 8: David's Decline
Judge of Prophecy – Discussion Questions
Questions for reflection:
1. The stories of Eli and Samuel illustrate the tendency for families who inherit leadership roles to succumb to corruption. Is this problem endemic to political leadership?
2. What were the pros and cons of kingship? Why did the people opt for it, even when they were warned of its costs?
3. Is Samuel’s objection to the kingship based on concern for the people or on his own reluctance to relinquish power?
Comment below or engage with fellow learners in the forum to discuss these topics.
Create an account to enroll in our free courses, track your progress and take part in the discussion