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Questions about 1 Samuel

Book of 1 Samuel - Bible Survey

Who was Hannah in the Bible?

Who was Eli in the Bible?

What is the story of Hannah and Samuel?

What is the significance of Hannah’s prayer?

What does it mean that “by strength shall no man prevail” (1 Samuel 2:9)?

Who was Samuel in the Bible?

Why were the Philistines and the Israelites always at war?

Who were Hophni and Phinehas?

What does the term “Ichabod” mean in the Bible?

What were the emerods God afflicted the Philistines with in 1 Samuel 5?

How did the Philistines learn that things do not happen by chance (1 Samuel 6:9)?

What does the term Ebenezer mean in the Bible?

Was it wrong for the Israelites to ask for a king?

What was the school of prophets?

Who was King Saul in the Bible?

Who was Jonathan in the Bible?

Was King Saul saved?

What does it mean that Saul is also among the prophets?

Why was it wrong for Saul to offer a sacrifice?

Why did God command the extermination of the Canaanites?

Why is obedience better than sacrifice?

Why did God send an evil spirit to torment King Saul?

What does it mean that God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7)?

What was the relationship between David and Jonathan?

Who was David in the Bible?

What does it mean that the battle is the Lord’s (1 Samuel 17:47)?

Why does Saul ask who David is, when he had met him earlier (1 Samuel 17:55)?

What should we learn from the account of David and Goliath?

How tall was Goliath?

Why did David choose five smooth stones before going to fight Goliath?

Who killed Goliath, David or Elhanan?

What is the story of David and Michal?

Who were the priests of Nob?

Why was David so loyal to Saul after everything Saul had done to him?

Was it wrong for David to eat the showbread in 1 Samuel 21:1–6?

What is the significance of the song, “Saul has slain his thousands and David his tens of thousands” (1 Samuel 21:11)?

Who was Abigail in the Bible?

What is a Calebite?

What is the story of David and Nabal?

What does “pisseth against the wall” mean?

What was the Cave of Adullam?

How could David be considered a man after God’s own heart?

Why did people keep family idols?

Did the witch of Endor really summon Samuel from the dead (1 Samuel 28:7-20)?

Why are there contradictory accounts regarding the death of Saul in 1 and 2 Samuel?

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