Understanding The Bible
STUDY REFERENCE
Clarence E. Mason's "OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY"
The History of Israel:  Part 5a of 9
THE UNITED KINGDOM:

ASCENSION OF SAUL TO DEATH OF SOLOMON
(1040-931 B.C.)
1 Samuel 8 and  1 Kings 11 through 2 Chronicles 9

Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
1964

V.        THE UNITED KINGDOM: ASCENSION OF SAUL TO DEATH OF SOLOMON (1040-931 B.C.)   1 Samuel 8 Ė 1 Kings 11 Ė 2 Chronicles 9

            A.        REIGN OF SAUL, 1 Samuel 8 - 2 Samuel 1

                        1.         Inauguration of the monarchy, 1 Sam. 8-10

                        2.         Events in Saulís reign, 1 Sam. 11-2 Sam. 1

                                    a.         Campaigns against various Canaanite nations, 1 Sam. 11-14

                                    b.         Campaign against Amalekites and final rejection of Saul, 15

                                    c.         David anointed, 16

                                    d.         Campaign against Philistines: David slays Goliath, 17

                                    e.         Saul seeks to kill David; David in exile, 18-27

                                    f.          Last campaign against Philistines; death of Saul, 1 Sam. 28-2 Sam. 1 (1 Chr. 10)

            B.        REIGN OF DAVID, 2 Samuel 2 - 1 Kings 2 (1 Chr. 1-29)

                        1.         Over Judah, 7 Ĺ years in Hebron, 2 Sam. 2-4

                                    a.         David sets up his regime with Hebron as capital, 2:1-4

                                    b.         Commends Jabeshites, 2:4-7

                                    c.         Civil war: Ishbosheth, king of Israel, 2:8-4:12

                        2.         Over all Israel, 33 years in Jerusalem, 2 Sam. 5 - 1 Kings 2 (1 Chr. 11-29)

                                    a.         Made king over united Israel, captures Jerusalem, 2 Sam. 5:1-10; 1 Chr. 11:1-11

                                    b.         Hiramís league with David, 2 Sam. 5:11-12

                                    c.         Ark brought to Mt. Zion, 2 Sam. 6:1-19; 1 Chr. 13,15-16

                                    d.         Davidís desire to build templeóDavidic covenant, 2 Sam. 7; 1 Chr. 17

                                    e.         Davidís foreign wars, 2 Sam. 5:17-25; 8; 10; 12:26-31

                                    f.          Davidís kindness to Mephibosheth, 2 Sam. 9:1-13

                                    g.         Davidís sin against Uriah, 2 Sam. 11:1-12:25

                                    h.         Troubles following upon Davidís sin, 2 Sam. 13-20

                                                (1)       Affair of Amnon and Tamar, 2 Sam. 13

                                                (2)       Absalomís rebellion, 2 Sam. 14-19

                                                (3)       Shebaís rebellion, 2 Sam. 20

                                                (4)       Three yearsí famine; Philistine uprising, 2 Sam. 21

                                    i.          Davidís psalm of praise (Ps. 18), 2Sam. 22

                                    j.          Davidís last words, 2 Sam, 23:1-7

                                    k.         Davidís might men, 2Sam. 23:8-39

                                    l.          David numbers the people, 2 Sam. 24

                                    m.        Davidís preparations for the temple, 1 Chr. 22-29

                                    n.         David appoints Solomon his successor; dies, 1 Ki. 1-2

            C.        REIGN OF SOLOMON, 1 Kings 2-11; 2 Chronicles 1-9

                        1.         Solomonís accession and reforms, 1 Ki. 2:12-46

                        2.         Solomonís treaty with Egypt, 1 Ki. 3:1-3

                        3.         Solomonís wisdom, 1 Ki. 3:4-28; 4:29-34

                        4.         Solomonís empire, 1 Ki. 4:1-28; 9

                        5.         Solomonís temple, 1 Ki. 5-8; 2 Chr. 3-8

                        6.         Visit of Queen of Sheba, 1 Ki. 10; 2 Chr. 9

                        7.         Solomonís harem and idolatry, 1 Ki. 11:1-13

                        8.         Troubles toward the end of Solomonís reign; his death, 1 Ki. 11:14-43

 

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