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The Book of Samuel (Hebrew: ספר שמואל, Sefer Shmuel) is a book in the Hebrew Bible, found as two books (1–2 Samuel) in the Christian Old Testament. The book is part of the narrative history of Ancient Israel called the Deuteronomistic history, a series of books (Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings) that constitute a theological history of the Israelites and that aim to explain God's law for Israel under the guidance of the prophets.

According to Jewish tradition, the book was written by Samuel, with additions by the prophets Gad and Nathan, who together are three prophets who had appeared within 1 Chronicles during the account of David's reign. Modern scholarly thinking posits that the entire Deuteronomistic history was composed circa 630–540 BCE by combining a number of independent texts of various ages.

The book begins with Samuel's birth and Yahweh's call to him as a boy. The story of the Ark of the Covenant follows. It tells of Israel's oppression by the Philistines, which brought about Samuel's anointing of Saul as Israel's first king. But Saul proved unworthy, and God's choice turned to David, who defeated Israel's enemies, purchased the threshing floor where his son Solomon would build the First Temple, and brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. Yahweh then promised David and his successors an everlasting dynasty.

In the Septuagint, a basis of the Christian biblical canons, the text is divided into two books, now called the First and Second Book of Samuel.

June 26, 2022

Bible Study for Atheists Weekly: 1 Samuel Chapter 31 Plus Specials

Bible Study for Atheists Weekly is a collection of last week's episodes by Sacrilegious Discourse with Husband and Wife. This week's collection includes 1 Samuel Chapter 31 and various special episodes that rounded out the week.

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June 24, 2022

Contradictions in the Bible - 1 Samuel

Contradictions in the Bible from 1 Samuel

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June 23, 2022

Why Are There Two Books of Samuel?

Bible Study for Atheists. Why Are There Two Books of Samuel?

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June 21, 2022

1 Samuel Wrap Up

Husband and Wife review the book of 1 Samuel as the story of Israel’s transition from a theocracy to a monarchy. Samuel was the last Judge, and only half of this book is even about him, so the title is questionable. We kick the quiz's ass and put this book to bed!

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June 20, 2022

1 Samuel Chapter 31 - Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 31: The Death of Saul and His Sons. The Philistines made Saul dead and took his head. They decided to install Saul's head on a wall. The Israelites saw Saul's head on the wall, and with a squall they decided to haul Saul home instead. And that's it for Saul, y'all!

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June 19, 2022

Bible Study for Atheists: 1 Samuel Chapters 26 - 30 with Q&A

Bible Study for Atheists Weekly is a collection of last week's episodes by Sacrilegious Discourse with Husband and Wife. This week's collection includes 1 Samuel Chapters 26 - 30 and our Weekly Q&A.

1 Samuel

June 18, 2022

1 Samuel Chapters 26 - 30 Q&A

Husband and Wife cover questions about that medium Saul talked to, as well as who tf Achish is and why he didn't recognize David the second time around. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sacrilegious-discourse/me...

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June 17, 2022

1 Samuel Chapter 30 - Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 30: David Defeats the Amalekites. David's guys are so wishy- washy in this chapter: "I love you ! I want to stone you to death! I'm super-dee-duper tired! Don't cross the streams! We sh...

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June 16, 2022

1 Samuel Chapter 29 - Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 29: The Philistines Distrust David. David bats his eyelashes all innocent-like and goes, "Who, ME? I would NEVER." Even tho he totally did. David is a conniving, murderous liar but it's...

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June 15, 2022

1 Samuel Chapter 28 - Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 28: David Lives among the Philistines (cont) / Saul and the Medium at En-dor. The king goes to the planet of the ewoks and orders medium fries. Obviously that's not really what happened...

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June 14, 2022

1 Samuel Chapter 27 - Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 27: David Lives among the Philistines. David HIDES among the Philistines. David LIES among the Philistines. David RAIDS among the Philistines. David LOOTS among the Philistines. David A...

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June 13, 2022

1 Samuel Chapter 26 - Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 26: David Spares Saul at Ziph. Which is befuddling since didn't they already make up in the last chapter when David spared Saul while he was taking a wee? Anyways, they're friends again...

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June 12, 2022

Bible Study for Atheists: 1 Samuel Chapters 21 - 25 with Q&A

Bible Study for Atheists Weekly is a collection of last week's episodes by Sacrilegious Discourse with Husband and Wife. This week's collection includes 1 Samuel Chapters 21 - 25 and our Weekly Q&A. --- Send in a voice messag...

1 Samuel

June 11, 2022

1 Samuel Chapters 21 - 25 Q&A

Husband and Wife cover questions about David's wives (there were eight) as well as Israelite wedding ceremonies (there were none). Then we reminisce on our tiny, catastrophic wedding, which is good timing since we just celebr...

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June 10, 2022

1 Samuel Chapter 25 - Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover 1 Samuel chapter 25: David and Abigail / Nabal Angers David. Not sure if this is relevant but oh hey Samuel is DEAD even tho we aren't done with this book yet and there's a whole second book in his name...

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