History of Israel: Books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles
This is a time period that Israel was a nation under Kings. Before this they were under judges.
Joshua was the first judge.
I Samuel 17 David Kills Goliath, Abner end of 17 (Saul’s commanding general introduce David to Saul) 18 Chapter they sing Saul kills thousands, David’s kills his 10,000. David becomes commander of Saul’s guard. David must have been a very strong, valiant youth to take that position.
David was tough as nail when he went up against Goliath, he was not some scrawny kid. He was tough and under the hand of God. Chapter 19 Saul starts a campaign to kill David.
20+ years were of military age. Joshua and Caleb were the only two that God allowed to survive that were 20 years+
Judges — Ehud (Israel said that anyone that was left handed was evil, left is the word sinis in Latin -we get the word sinister from it), Deborah.
Judges 1 thumb and big toe cut off. If you cut off the thumb you ant hold a sword or spear. Cut off big toe, no balance, and would could not lead men into battle.
Sinai – Horeb (same name) this is where they get the law of God and this is the law they are to be keeping. If they did not then the four judgments of God was sent against them.
722 BC Assyria carries Northern Israel away. ; Southern Judah 586 BC carried away into captivity.
Go to the end of the books, 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles you will find the end of Israel history. These two book give you a synonymous viewpoint of the end of their history. Chronicles is looked at through the viewpoint of the priest. 1 & 2 Kings are the viewpoint of the kings of Israel. These two are the anointed ones, the two witness of Revelation 11. IT takes 2 witness according to Jewish law.
Gideon sent to annihilate in Judges. Judges 2 Joshua dies and they (Israel) goes back to pagan worship, Baal (tree and grove worship).
Samuel is the larder, the mouth of God for Israel. 1 Samuel 8 they ask for a king and Samuel warns them not to do this. Chapter 9 God elects Saul as their king. Chapter 16 David becomes king. Chapt. 13-15 Saul does not keep God commandments. Chapt. 14 Jonathan has the mind of Caleb and Joshua, Saul was against God. Deut 28 God promises that no matter how many, God would destroy their enemies. In chapt. 14 Saul takes credit. Chapt 15. Saul was told to destroys all, and Saul refuses. This is where God tells him his kingdom is finished. Saul is of the tribe of Benjamin, and the King must come form the tribe of Judah.
Chapt 16 – 31 David is the king in the eyes of God. 16-31 Saul is the king in the eyes of the people. c.17 kills Goliath, 18 David is made the guard
Joab is a killer and a murderer.
2 Samuel 24 David is numbering Israel. He is taking credit for all his victories. 1.8 million men that is his fighting force and that is why he is winning. He took credit for what God has done for him. This was a major mistake by David. IT was God that delivered David, not David.
I Kings is full blown Baal and grove worship.
I Kings – II Chronicles. Learn these chapters, you will understand most of what the rest of the bible is about.
I & II Kings and Chronicles. This is why they were scattered and brought back May 14th 1948.
Joseph sold into bondage in Egypt. They were in bondage for 400 years.
Jacob was Joseph father, Jacobs name was changed to Israel.
Isaac was Jacob Father, goes back to Abraham and the covenant was given to Abraham. The land of Israel was given to Abraham if they obeyed God. When they didn’t the four judgments of God was brought against them.
The Church today is spiritual Israel, the kingdom of God as the kingdom of God is now within you.
Moses was 40 when he killed an Egyptian (Ex 2). Ex 1 the Jews in Egypt were multiplying at a great rate, that the new Pharaoh said this must stop as the Jews were taking over.
586 B.C. Babylon takes away the Jews. 538 B.C. First decree given to rebuild the temple. They are being released.
Gen 15, Ex 7 400 years in bondage. Stephen tells the Sanhedrin the history of Israel.