Samauel of the Bible

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During this time, there was a vicious battle among the Israelites and the philistines though the battle the Israelites lost the Ark of the Covenant to the philistines. After the battle the Israelites are looking to select a great king to represent the Israelites and Samuel believe that’s Saul will be the king and bring a bright future. During this stressful time the Israelites are in need of a leader due to the battle against the Philistines, although Saul was rejected, David showed he was a superior king than Saul and the sin of Solomon.

During the times of Samuel in 1 Samuel 8, Samuel began to grow old and it was getting to appoint that he needed to make one of his two sons the King of Israel. The issue was that Samuel’s sons Joel and Abijah did not want to follow in their father’s footsteps so the only choice Samuel had was to respect his son’s choices. So the elders of Israel gathered together to confront Samuel and emphasize that the people of Israel need a leader quickly. So Samuel went to pray to the lord and the lord said this to him “And the lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to…

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