By Bill T. Arnold
This re-creation of a bestselling evangelical survey of the previous testomony (over 180,000 copies offered) has been completely up-to-date and contours a stunning new inside layout. it really is lavishly illustrated with four-color photographs, maps, and charts and keeps the pedagogical positive aspects that experience made the ebook so popular:
· bankruptcy outlines, goals, and summaries
· examine questions
· sidebars that includes basic resource fabric, moral and theological concerns, and modern applications
· lists of key phrases, humans, and places
· additional studying recommendations
· endnotes and indexes
The ebook is supplemented through web-based assets via Baker Academic's Textbook eSources, supplying path support for professors and research aids for college kids.
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1:8), however the Jebusites now occupied the positioning. David defeated them and made Jerusalem his capital (2 Sam. 5:5–9). He additionally introduced the ark of the covenant there, making town Israel’s political and non secular heart (6:1–19). Jerusalem was once Israel’s capital all through Solomon’s reign. After the dominion divided, it remained Judah’s capital until eventually it fell in 586 BC to Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians. God’s covenant with David David desired to construct God a temple, a “house” on which God may position his identify (chapter 7). as an alternative, God promised to construct David a “house” of descendants. The Lord affirmed that David’s son may construct the temple and that divine prefer wouldn't go away from David’s line. God could determine David’s throne eternally. This exceptional promise to David performs a big function in God’s plan of redemption and salvation. It culminates in Jesus Christ, David’s final descendant, who sooner or later will go back to reign perpetually (Luke 1:32–33). David’s sin results in severe results David’s lack of ability to manage his passions ended in adultery with Bathsheba and later to the homicide of Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah (chapter 11). God forgave David whilst David repented, yet sin’s outcomes haunted the king the remainder of his existence. certainly, the account of David and Bathsheba varieties an important turning element within the narrative of 2 Samuel. Message of two Samuel David’s upward thrust to energy in Judah (chapters 1–4) David laments over Saul (chapter 1) at the 3rd day after David’s positive go back to Ziklag, he acquired notice of Israel’s defeat and Saul’s demise on Mount Gilboa. An Amalekite from Saul’s camp got here to Ziklag and instructed David the inside track. This guy additionally informed David that he had stumbled on Saul badly wounded and, at Saul’s request, had killed him to finish his distress. David’s reaction was once twofold. First, he and all his corporation mourned and fasted until eventually night. moment, he ordered the Amalekite killed for notable down Saul, the Lord’s anointed. by way of those activities, David gave transparent testimony that he neither had fun in Saul’s dying nor participated in it. a few students have mentioned the discrepancy within the info of 1 Samuel 31 and 2 Samuel 1. In 1 Samuel 31, Saul falls on his personal sword and dies, whereas in 2 Samuel 1, the Amalekite claims to have killed a badly wounded Saul. the main possible rationalization is that the Amalekite used to be mendacity. He claimed that he brought Saul’s deathblow simply because he notion David could present him indirectly. yet he didn't expect David’s reaction and unwittingly condemned himself. 2 David chanted a lament over Saul and Jonathan. His phrases published the intensity of his love and appreciate for those males and testified to his disappointment and innocence relating to their deaths. David struggles opposed to Ishbosheth (chapters 2–4) At God’s best, David went as much as Hebron, the place the boys of Judah anointed him king over Judah. He additionally despatched note commending the boys of Jabesh-gilead for burying Saul’s physique (1 Sam. 31:11–13). He trained them of his anointing and promised to teach them kindness.