Samuel Mother Hannah prayed to God for a baby Promised to dedicate the child’s life to God Had a baby boy (Samuel) who was raised by the high priest Eli Samuel became a priest, prophet, and the last judge of Israel (moral compass of Israel)
Israel Wants a King Hebrews told Samuel they wanted a king (to be like other nations) God gave them a king but warned Israel it would lead to their downfall
King Saul Saul, a shy young man, was chosen for the first king Saul did a great job at first but later disobeyed God God decided to find a new king to replace Saul and his family
David the Shepherd Boy God chose a shepherd boy from the tribe of Judah for the next king “A man after God’s own heart” Samuel secretly anointed David as king while Saul was still alive
Goliath Goliath Goliath the Philistine champion challenged anyone in the Hebrew army to an one on one fight (according to Bible Goliath was 9ft 9in tall
David and Goliath David heard him and volunteered to fight him when no one else would David refused any armor and killed Goliath using a sling shot, some stones, and Goliath’s own sword The term “David vs Goliath” is still used today in politics, courtrooms, and sports
David and Saul David is welcomed into Saul’s house at first David played music to relieve Saul’s headaches and became a great warrior David became best friends with Saul’s oldest son Jonathan
David and Saul Saul eventually became jealous of David and tried to kill him Jonathan warned David of his father’s plans David fled and formed an alliance with the Philistines
Death of Saul David spared Saul’s life several times Saul went to see the Witch of Endor to summon the ghost of Samuel Samuel told him he had no chance of winning Saul and his sons died the next day in battle (Saul committed suicide)
King David David became the new king Made the city of Jerusalem his capital Wanted to build God a temple but was not allowed to (too much blood on his hands)
David and Bathsheba David saw Bathsheba taking a bath one night Husband Uriah was a member of David’s army Sent for her and had her stay the night Bathsheba became pregnant
David and Bathsheba David tried to cover up his actions Cover up did not work Arranged for Uriah to be killed David married Bathsheba but Nathan the prophet confronted David over what he did David told the child would die and his family would turn on each other
Absalom’s Rebellion David’s son Ammon forced himself on his half sister Tamar Tamar’s brother Absalom killed Ammon David expelled Absalom from the palace
Absalom’s Rebellion Absalom returned and tried to overthrow David David eventually regrouped and attacked Absalom’s allies Absalom fled but was killed when his hair was caught in a tree branch
King Solomon Son of David and Bathsheba God told him he would give him anything and Solomon asked for wisdom God told him he would give him wisdom, money, and power
Bellringer If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
The Kingdom of Solomon Israel reached its greatest power under Solomon Solomon built the temple in Jerusalem
Solomon’s Wisdom Queen of Sheba Dispute between two mothers Wrote the books of Proverbs, Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes
Solomon’s Wives Had over 300 wives and 700 concubines (military alliances) Wives led him away from God Returned to God before he died????
Notes Quiz 1. Who was the last judge of Israel? 2. Why did Israel want a king? 3. Who was the first king of Israel? 4. What city did David make his capital when he became king? 5. Why did God not allow David to build the temple? 6. What did Solomon ask God for? 7. Which king built the first temple to the God of the Hebrews?