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Why did Israel, the people of God, desire a human king? Why did God grant that desire? This course answers these and other important questions raised in Israel’s united monarchy as recorded in I and II Samuel and I Kings 1–11. Special emphasis is placed on archaeology, history, and theology. The course also considers parallel passages found in Chronicles and Psalms and focuses on Iron Age discoveries in Palestine as they relate to the biblical text. Davis examines the successes and failures of Saul, David, and Solomon and gleans practical truths from their lives.
Legacy CollectionThis course is part of a collection of courses taught by world-class evangelical professors from across the globe on a variety of topics. The lessons are presented on an intermediate to college or seminary level and provide a wealth of information for those who want to dig deeper into their faith. Select courses in the collection are from the Institute of Theological Studies (ITS), which was acquired by Our Daily Bread University.
- Acquire a competent working knowledge of the contents of the books of 1 and 2 Samuel and 1 Kings 1-11 with respect to theological themes, historical developments, personality profles, and archaeological problems.
- Have a basic understanding of the events surrounding the rise of the monarchy in ancient Israel.
- Arrive at fresh insights about practical Christian living as illustrated by the lives of godly saints who lived during that era.