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    innovation, fairness, openness, and dedication among others. Odysseus in The Odyssey, and Samuel, Saul and David in the Books of Samuel, display these characters. However, at some occasions they fail to do so. That is to say, leaders, being it great or small, chosen by God or people, are not completely perfect. Self-awareness is one of the leadership qualities portrayed in The Odyssey and the Books of Samuel. Odysseus possesses this quality. Several times in the text Odysseus tells people of his

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    The book of 1 Samuel is introduces key characters in the Old Testament of the Bible that allows for a great demonstration of God’s divine love and power. This influential book introduces the characters of Hannah, Samuel, Saul, David, and Jonathan. The book of 1 Samuel begins with Samuel’s birth and rise as a holy prophet of God. Samuel was not only a prophet, but also held the titles of priest, and judge. Samuel brought a vast amount of influence to the people within Israel. The life of Samuel

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    The Book of 1 Samuel

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    The Book of 1 Samuel The book of 1 Samuel, a part of the Old Testament, sparks the dawn of the United Kingdom of Israel by telling of its first king, Saul. Samuel is one of the first talked about pre-literary prophets in the bible perhaps because he anointed the first king of the United Kingdom. He is a prophet by definition because he possessed the ability to converse with the almighty Yahweh. Samuel and Saul are key players to the rise of the kingdom but Saul runs into trouble and disobeys

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    of these stories may be fictional, they line up with a historical timeline of expectations. We can also see how the role of a king and how their duties have evolved in real life. The Epic of Gilgamesh shows us how to control your power. In 1 & 2 Samuel, we see what makes a ruler great and obstacles they have to over come. When we read The Theban Plays we saw how smart a ruler had to be to please his people. While all of these leaders may seem great there are plenty of reason that makes them not

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    2nd Samuel The key themes of the book of Samuel was recorded as only one of the original ancient Hebrew manuscript Bible. It was the first version that divided into two parts and named after the main character, the prophet Samuel, and not clamied author. Also was referred to as the First and Second Books of Kingdoms. 1 Samuel was a biography of his life and the “acts of King David” but some scholars believe that this book contains Deutronomistic history and was said to have been written by Gad and

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    Bible verses

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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

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    Analysis Of 1 Samuel 1:28

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    passage I selected, 1 Samuel 1:28, tells the story of the birth of Samuel and begins with a story about Samuel’s mother, Hannah, who prays for a child during the family’s annual pilgrimage to worship at Shiloh. Eli, the priest at Shiloh, hears her prayer and tells Hannah that her prayer will be answered. Hannah promises the Lord that if she is granted a child, she will return him to the Lord and his life will be dedicated to the Lord’s work. The birth of Samuel was the first step in

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    There are many different forms of covenants in the Old testament that the people of God agree to. The first one being looked at is between God and Abraham. God promised Abraham a great nation and God said he would bless Abraham (Gen 2:2). God also promised him the Promise Land (Gen 15:18) and said he would be the father of many nations (Gen 17:4). All God asked of him was devotion from him and his people and to have circumcision be the sign from the people (Gen 17:11). The promises of the covenant

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    The headings in Psalms 3, 18, and 63 are related to the historical event described in the books of Samuel. They have similar themes to the passages that portray the mood and feelings that David would have felt while encountering these events. According to Nogalski, the connections of the headings in each Psalms “suggests that the psalms were used to clarify and sharpen the narrative or David’s character” (2001, p. 169). The title of a Psalm, however, does not create a perfect harmony with the psalm

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    Before Samuel’s time, the judges ruled over the nation of Israel, and then the Israelites fell into disapproval with God. Then the prophets were called upon to redeem the people. In the book of judges it shows how these heroes were called upon to save the Hebrews from their enemies. It also shows that these three heroes were almost perfect despite Samson’s weakness for women and his great strength, Gideon’s heraldry, and Barack’s unwillingness to go into battle unless Deborah with him, and Ehud

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