2 Samuel Intro

2 Samuel marks the end of the Saul era and the beginning of the Davidic era.

2 Samuel will focus completely on the life of David. Written at around 930BC, it is right in the center between the life of Abraham and the life of Jesus.

Chapters 1-10 outline David’s reign as king over Judah. Israel has not yet accepted David as their king. In essence, the kingdom is divided. Part of this contention is described in the battles between Abner and Joab.

Chapters 11-24 detail David’s reign over Israel, along with his shortcomings as king.