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Contrasting Kings - Article
Connie J. Horn - ... wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” (Proverbs 29:2).Israel wanted a king, even though the Lord God was their true king (I Samuel 8:7; 12:12). There were vast differences between Israel’s first king, Saul, and the King of...
The Love Of Jonathan And David - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... submissive to that choice. He himself had a family (I Samuel 20:15; II Samuel 9:3), and David, of course, had many wives and children. In this day and age, promoting the so-called "gay" movement has become politically correct, but it...
Walls And Archers - Article
Norman P. Spotts, D.D. - grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him" (Genesis 49:22-23). Grievous persecutions can come from unexpected sources, yet in Joseph's case it was his own brothers that "grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him." In fact they...
Song Of The Rock - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... and out of the hand of Saul" (II Samuel 22:1). This is the first verse of a remarkable poem inserted here near the end of II Samuel. With certain significant exceptions, it is the same as the 18th psalm. David wrote...
A Dramatic False Conclusion - Article
Norman P. Spotts, D.D. - ... a town that hath gates and bars” (I Samuel 23:7). David, during his wanderings from King Saul, utterly destroyed the Philistines at Keilah and delivered the inhabitants from sure death. Saul, feeling that David was now trapped...
The Name Of David - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... me, and His word was in my tongue” (II Samuel 23:1,2). The name of David is uniquely important in Scripture. Except for the name of Jesus Christ Himself (of whom David is a remarkable type), no other name (not even Abraham or Moses...
By Many Or By Few - Article
Paul G. Humber, M.S. - ... and his father, Saul, had swords and spears (cf. 13:17–22). Believing apparently that “one man of you shall chase a thousand” (cf. Joshua 23:10), Jonathan “climbed . . . upon his hands and . . ....
When God Repents - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... a man, that He should repent” (I Samuel 15:29).There are a number of Scriptures that speak of God repenting. For example, in the days before the great flood, “it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth”...
Saints And Sinners - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - said that he was “but dust and ashes” (Genesis 18:27).David, “the sweet psalmist of Israel” (II Samuel 23:1), and “a man after [God’s] own heart” (I Samuel 13:14), said: “Behold, I was...
2 Samuel 23:1: last words of David - Study Note
... last words of David. This assertion seems to suggest that Psalm 18, which is substantially identical to II Samuel 22, was slightly modified by David shortly before his death. The revised version is incorporated here by the anonymous author...
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