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The book of 2 Samuel continues the history of Israel begun in 1 Samuel. In the book of 2 Samuel the Davidic covenant is established by the LORD, which would culminate in the reign of the King of Kings, Jesus Christ.

Overview of the Book of 2 Samuel

David reigned for forty years and is considered the "golden age" of Jewish history. He first conquered and established Jerusalem as the civic and spiritual center for all Israel. David desired to build the LORD a temple, but was forbidden to do so as he was a man of war and shed blood (1 Chronicles 28:3).

We are shown the faith, and failure, of King David. The first 10 chapters speak of David's faithfulness; the last 14 chapters detail his fall into sin, his repentance and rejoicing over the forgiveness of his transgression against the Lord.

The events of 2 Samuel are also recorded in 1 Chronicles 11-29.

Memory Passages from 2 Samuel

Following are various passages you may wish to commit to memory. They speak of the comfort and forgiveness we have in the Gospel of the Promised Messiah -- Jesus Christ.

2 Samuel 7:11-16 reads in part, "And I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the LORD declares to you that the LORD will make you a house. When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever..."

Through King David a royal dynasty would be established. As a sinful mortal, David would die, but from David would come a Greater King. The singular reference to "his kingdom" is a direct reference to the promise of the LORD's Messiah, or Christ, Jesus. I...

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...the Lord who saves us from these deadly enemies.

2 Samuel 23:2 2 "The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me; his word is on my tongue.

Christians believe that the Word of God is trustworthy, true and without error. While written by sinful men, Scripture is the very word of God.

For additional help in memorizing Scripture, please refer to How to Memorize Scripture.

Sources:

* Alexander, Pat, ed. and Pat Alexander, ed. Eerdmans' Handbook to the Bible. New York: Guideposts, 1973.

* Bell, Alvin Eugene. The Gist of the Bible Book by Book. New York: Doran, 1926

* Brooks, Keith. The Summarized Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1919.

* Engelbrecht, Edward, and Paul E. Deterding. The Lutheran Study Bible: English Standard Version. Saint Louis: Concordia Pub. House, 2009

* Unger, Merrill. Unger's Bible Handbook. Chicago: Moody Press, 1966.

In this essay, the author

  • States that the book of 2 samuel continues the history of israel begun in 1 samuel. the davidic covenant is established by the lord, culminating in the reign of the king of kings, jesus christ.
  • Describes engelbrecht, edward, and paul e. deterding's the lutheran study bible: english standard version.
  • Analyzes how david reigned for forty years and established jerusalem as the civic and spiritual center for all israel. the first 10 chapters speak of david's faithfulness; the last 14 chapters detail his fall into sin.
  • Analyzes how david's faith shows his confidence in the mercy and covenant of god.
  • Cites alexander, pat, and pat alexander. eerdmans' handbook to the bible. new york: guideposts, 1973.
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