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KING SAUL AND DAVID
Old Testament
Bible-2


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King Saul and David
King Saul and David
from the Old Testament
Bible-2

(Story on the back of the card)

Saul, leader of the Israelites, fought constantly with the Philistines. He needed soldiers, so whenever he saw a strong or able man, Saul would recruit him. But God's spirit left Saul, leaving behind an evil spirit. Saul's servants said to him, "Let us seek a man skilled in playing the lyre. Then, whenever the evil spirit comes upon you, he shall play on the lyre, and you will be well." Saul replied, "Find such a man and bring him to me."

They found David, who was a skilled musician, well-spoken, handsome and filled with the spirit of God.
Saul commanded Jesse, David's father, "Send me your son, who is shepherding the flock."

Jesse sent bread, wine and a baby goat to Saul with his son David. And so David entered Saul's service, and Saul made David his armor-bearer. He then appealed to Jesse: "Let David remain in my sevice, for I am well pleased with him." From that day on, whenever the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, David would play upon his lyre, and Saul would breathe more easily and would be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him....

1 Samuel 16

Artist: W. L. Taylor 1922

Stories included in collection: Rebekah and Isaac, Saul and David, the Prophet Isaiah, Elijah and Elisha, Psalms 1, Psalms 2, the Nativity, the Three Wise Men, O Little Town of Bethlehem, the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, Jacob's Ladder, Rahab Hides the Spies, Samson and the Philistines, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Solomon Builds the Temple, Daniel in the Lion's Den, the Angel and the Shepherds, the Widow's Mite, Suffer the Children..., Adoration of the Shepherds, Abraham and isaac, Isaac's Blessing, Jacob's Dream, Noah's Ark, Angel and the Shepherds, Jesus in the Temple, Baby Jesus in the Temple, Moses Found in the River, Moses Out of Egypt, Moses and Joshua Descend from the Mount, the Walls of Jericho, the Call of Gideon, Jephthah's Vow, the Story of Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Joseph Sold into Slavery, Joseph and the Famine, Solomon's Wisdom, Elijah the Prophet, Naboth's Vineyard, the Curing of Naaman, Ruth and Naomi, the Mother of Samuel, Jesus Praying, Madonna and Child, Jesus and the Fishermen.

Adult and children's books inspired by the story of David, including his relationship with King Saul.
• David: Seeking God Faithfully (Men of Character) by Gene A. Getz.
Reader's review
I am working my way through this series and just finished this book and the one on Joshua. The text is great for laymen who need to brush up on basic bible stories and events that we've heard since early days in Sunday School but have forgotten over time. It is great for day-to-day application. Getz does a great job of illustrating the meaning behind the stories. I am reading Elijah now and recommend it as well.

David I: The Time of Saul's Tyranny by W. Phillip Keller.

Give Us a King!: Samuel, Saul, and David by Dr. Everett Fox.
From Library Journal
Following up on his popular and acclaimed Five Books of Moses, Fox (biblical studies, Clark Univ.) again uses his skills as a Scriptural translator. This book is a real achievement and certainly does much to strip away many centuries of cultural accretion around the great narratives found here--even if his scrupulously literal rendering of Hebrew is at times surprisingly awkward ("Now David sang-dirge (with) this dirge..."). This volume will be much in demand where the first book was popular; for most collections.

David: A Heart for God by Stuart Briscoe.

Stories of King Saul and King David by Lore Segal.
Card catalog description
The Bible story is illustrated with 40 reproductions from the Pamplona Bibles, two thirteenth-century illuminated manuscripts.

Kings and Prophets: Saul, David, Solomon, Elijah, Jonah, Isaiah and Jeremiah by Emil Bock and Maria St. Goar.
Book Description
In an age when much of the Bible is considered irrelevant, it may be the prophets of the Old Testament who are proclaimed least relevant of all. What significance could such obscure historical figures have for our modern world? At best, they are may be thought of as examples of moral uprightness and devotion. Emil Bock, on the other hand, asserts that they are very relevant indeed.

Bock shows that the true pulse of the spirit of the age was beating among the Israelite Hebrews of the final pre-Christian millennium. They were the brightly illuminated center of world history, a focus for all human life and endeavors. He paints a picture of the Old Testament prophets that shows them being guided from above by the Christ spirit as they prepared the way for his human incarnation. In a parallel analogy, he shows how the prophets can help prepare our own souls to meet Christ.

Fate of King Saul (Journal for the Study of He Old Testament Supplement Series, No 14) by David M. Gunn.

David and King Saul: A Novel by James L. Loughteling.
Book Description
This Biblical novel is based mainly on seventeen chapters of the First and Second Books of Samuel (I Samuel 17 through 31 and II Samuel 1 and 2) of the Old Testament. The history of David is that of a very great man - one of the greatest in ancient history - a musician and a poet, a great conqueror, a great organizer, a great religious innovator and progressive force. Above all, he seems to have had the gift of leadership over all sorts of men. His rise to kingship is the happiest part of his story; but with all his later problems and troubles he was still able to transmit to his successor, Solomon, the elements of a Golden Age.

David: The Shepherd King II by W. Phillip Keller.

The Eighth Son by Philip Cunningham.
Book Description
The explosive , epic tale of one of history's most flamboyant characters. Born into a poor family, nothing could suppress David's herioc, yet flawed personality. Set in an era of oppression, the story follows this legendary figure through a life of war, love, jealousy, madness, murder, and courage. What would inspire a man to face the charge of a lion, or challenge the taunts of a giant? Why would he inspire men to follow him with such fervour? Where did he find the strength to love and live so passionately? Based on a true story, this novel explores the depths of a remarkable personality.

From Moses to Elisha. Israel to the End of the Ninth Century, B.C. (The Clarendon Bible., Old Testament Vol. II) by L. Elliott Binns, Bishop Wild, Canon G.H. Box.

Inside the Book of Shmuel by Rabbi Berel Wein.
Book Description
The book of Shmuel contains personal portraits of some of the greatest people in Jewish history. The details of their lives and personalities are filled in by the Talmud, Midrash and Jewish Tradition. Here, Rabbi Berel Wein blends all of the threads and presents fascinating insights into the lives of the great people who populate the pages of the book of Shmuel.

Samuel, Saul and Jesus by Roger David Aus.

Saul, David and Solomon ;: The parable of three kings by Hugo Lj Odhner.

The Story of King Saul and King David Illustrated with 40 Reproductions from the Pamplona Bibles by Schocken Books.

A Tale of Three Kings: A Study in Brokenness by Christian Books Publishing House.
Book Description
Christian story of David, Saul, and Absalom. "This book is not life changing, it is life transforming." Joyce Landorf,

Three Kings of Israel by Mark Petersen.

Three kings: The story of Saul, David and Solomon by Hyman E. Goldin.

The divine wisdom of the Word of God: As seen in the spiritual sense of the histories of Samuel, Saul, David, Solomon, & Daniel by Jonathan Bayler.

The first three kings of Israel: An introduction to the study of the reigns of Saul, David, and Solomon by Robert Tuck.

King Saul reproved by Samuel, and cast off by the Lord, in an illustration on the first book of Samuel - 15 chap. 17, 18, 19 verses: besides a serious ... and an encouragement to the house of David by Adam Ettinger.


Sermon + Bible Study Notes: Character: Is it in you? by Brian W. Evans. (2008 - Kiindle Edition)
Book Description
Be spiritually engaged by the teaching ministry of Pastor Brian Evans at Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri. This sermon focuses on three key aspects of David as a 'man after God's own heart'--as someone whom God chose for special service. God saw special characteristics in his heart that should also be in ours--if we want God to do great things through us. The textual focus is 1 Samuel 16.5-7. Following the sermon are "Seven Questions to Change Your World" along with additional Scriptures for your review and study. Be challenged. Be fed. Be engaged.

All and Only by Martha Kilpatrick. (1998 - Kindle Edition)
Book Description
"Where is God in our common troubles?" "What is He doing in the chaotic Now?" "Who is God in His nature? In His being?" God is so magnificently God That His vast imperial reign is powerful enough to fix any human dilemma swallow all pain and answer every quandary ... He is God. In these pages are piercing insights into the very flavor of God amidst the struggles of humanity as told through the lives of Abraham, David, Esther, Joseph and others.

David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story by Paul Borgman. (2008)
Book Description
The biblical story of King David and his conflict with King Saul (1 and 2 Samuel) is one of the most colorful and perennially popular in the Hebrew Bible. In recent years, this story has attracted a great deal of scholarly attention, much of it devoted to showing that David was a far less heroic character than appears on the surface. Indeed, more than one has painted David as a despicable tyrant. Paul Borgman provides a counter-reading to these studies, through an attentive reading of the narrative patterns of the text. He focuses on one of the key features of ancient Hebrew narrative poetics -- repeated patterns -- taking special note of even the small variations each time a pattern recurs. He argues that such "hearing cues" would have alerted an ancient audience to the answers to such questions as "Who is David?" and "What is so wrong with Saul?" The narrative insists on such questions, says Borgman, slowly disclosing answers through patterns of repeated scenarios and dominant motifs that yield, finally, the supreme work of storytelling in ancient literature. Borgman concludes with a comparison with Homer's storytelling technique, demontrating that the David story is indeed a masterpiece and David (as Baruch Halpern has said) "the first truly modern human."The biblical story of King David and his conflict with King Saul (1 and 2 Samuel) is one of the most colorful and perennially popular in the Hebrew Bible. In recent years, this story has attracted a great deal of scholarly attention, much of it devoted to showing that David was a far less heroic character than appears on the surface. Indeed, more than one has painted David as a despicable tyrant. Paul Borgman provides a counter-reading to these studies, through an attentive reading of the narrative patterns of the text. He focuses on one of the key features of ancient Hebrew narrative poetics -- repeated patterns -- taking special note of even the small variations each time a pattern recurs. He argues that such "hearing cues" would have alerted an ancient audience to the answers to such questions as "Who is David?" and "What is so wrong with Saul?" The narrative insists on such questions, says Borgman, slowly disclosing answers through patterns of repeated scenarios and dominant motifs that yield, finally, the supreme work of storytelling in ancient literature. Borgman concludes with a comparison with Homer's storytelling technique, demontrating that the David story is indeed a masterpiece and David (as Baruch Halpern has said) "the first truly modern human."


RELEVANT WEBSITES

David and Saul
http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/davidjon.htm

Saul and David
http://www.theology.edu/lec15.htm

Saul and David
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Robert_Beecham/sauldavd.htm

The Kings: Saul and David
http://www.bethelcog.org/church/great-men-of-the-old-testament/saul-david

David Spares Saul
http://www.ebibleteacher.com/children/lessons/OT/unitedkingdom/DavidSparesSaul.htm

The Brick Testament: David vs. Saul
http://www.thebricktestament.com/david_vs_saul/index.html

David Spares Saul's Life (Twice)
http://children.calvarychapel.com/site/pdf/Old/Curr081.pdf

Saul - Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul

David and Saul (early)
http://www.westarkchurchofchrist.org/chadwell/david/y2005q4l3.htm

Mercy: David Spareth Saul's Life
http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=928


ARTWORK

1868 DAVID SHOWING HEAD GOLIATH SAUL FINE ART STARR (original old antique Victorian print)
Product Description
Full page from the Illustrated London News dated 1868, an illustrated weekly newspaper weeks date as shown on top of page, the size of each page is approximately 15.5 x 11 inches (395x280). All are genuine antique prints and not modern copies, the Illustrated London News is an illustrated magazine which was first printed in 1842 and is the finest pictorial example of a historic social record of British and world events up to the present day. The ILN is known for its coverage of the following subjects the wars, ships, boats, guns, sailing, portraits, fine art, old and antique prints, wood cut, wood engravings, early photographs, Victorian life, Victorian culture, kings, queens, royalty, travels, adventures, natural history, birds, fish, mammals, fishing, hunting, shooting, fox hunting, sports including tennis, cricket, football, horse racing, politics and many more items of interest founded by Herbert Ingram may 14th 1842.

David Offering the Head of Goliath to King Saul, 1627, Framed Poster Print by Rembrandt van Rijn, 31x24 from Art.com
Product Description
Art.com is the world's largest retailer of art prints, posters, photographs, and framed artwork. With our huge selection of over 400,000 prints, you'll easily find the perfect piece for your home, office, or classroom. Our art is printed on quality paper. When you order framed artwork, the piece is built by our team of in-house professionals. Visit our Amazon store today at www.amazon.com/artdotcom to find Special Offers and search for products based on 'Artist Name' and 'Subject Categories' such as Movie, Music, Vintage, TV, Children, Travel, Kitchen, Museum Art, Animals, Floral, Motivational, and Sports. Art.com is dedicated to providing you with high quality products and service by offering you 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We ship internationally to over 80 countries. Decorate your home today with your favorite pictures that express and celebrate your distinct tastes.

ANTIQUE PRINT SCENE DAVID BEFORE SAUL DEATH SMITH STARR (original old antique Victorian print)
Product Description
Print c1800-1899 Date is in title. Purchased from an old antique print dealer at an auction. Size varies from scan size of approx 13 x 10 inches (330 x 255), so check the size with the background dots which are 0.5 inches (12.5 cm) apart, so size of smaller prints can easily be verified. AQll are genuine antique and not modern copies.


Biblical religion religious scripture bible DAVID PLAYING BEFORE SAUL Antique print 1851 (original old antique Victorian print)

David on the run from King Saul, Judean Wilderness from Art.com.

King Saul and David Collectors Plate from Reco International.
Product Description
Great stories from the Bible / Artist Garri Katz
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(updated 6/23/08)

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