1 Samuel Chapters 3-5
Wednesday, October 5, 7:30pm to 9pm. Eitz Chayim library.
Bring your tanach, snacks, wine.
No prior study or knowledge of text study or Hebrew is required!
Books provided if you don’t have your own.
Throughout the year we will meet each 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening to study the book of Samuel.
YHWH said to Shemu’el:
Here, I am about to do a thing in Israel
such that all who hear of it – their two ears will ring!
—1 Sam 3:11 (Fox translation)
I will do such things,–
What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be
The terrors of the earth.
Leaders fail in Samuel, “and it is in confronting their failures that the reader is empowered to ponder the meaning of responsibility and leadership for our own time. The narratives…unfold in a way that cautions human beings about the exercise of power and takes offenders to task.”
“Women play a larger role in the books of Samuel than in most of the rest of the Bible… It has, in fact, been suggested that one of the major themes of the stories of David and his family is precisely the unavoidable link between public and private life within a ruling family.”
—Jo Ann Hacket