History Literature / BooksOfSamuel

11th Aug '17 5:15:32 AM VicGeorge2011
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* IllTakeThatAsACompliment: [[WetBlanketWife Michal]] was appalled by Davidís celebratory dancing when the Ark was returned to Jerusalem, but David is unashamed.

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* IllTakeThatAsACompliment: [[WetBlanketWife Michal]] was appalled by Davidís celebratory dancing when the Ark was returned to Jerusalem, but David is unashamed. It doesn't really do much of anything to help save the relationship between them, though.
5th Aug '17 8:27:23 AM Jeduthun
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* MagicMusic: David's harp music makes an "evil spirit" that is bothering Saul depart, at first. Later on, though, it's not powerful enough to improve Saul's mood and he tries to kill David with a spear.
2nd Aug '17 2:57:33 PM VicGeorge2011
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* MeaningfulName: Nabal, which means "fool". He pretty much lives up to that name as he reacts harshly to David's request for food to be given to him and his men, nearly causing a massacre to fall upon Nabal and his men had not his wife Abigail intervened.
31st Jul '17 4:17:26 PM Jeduthun
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* RhetoricalRequestBlunder: King David is on the run from his son, who has usurped the throne, and remarks apparently to himself that he misses drinking water from his hometown well. In this case the desire is genuine but he doesn't expect it to actually happen. But one of his best warriors overheard, gathered a few other mighty men together, and broke through enemy lines to bring back Bethlehem well water, and the King was appalled that anyone would actually risk his life for that.
31st Jul '17 3:03:36 PM Lawman592
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* BetrayalByOffspring: David's son, Absalom, turns his father and seizes Jerusalem driving David beyond the Jordan River. Absalom then rules for a time as a regent and self-declared king before being slain by his father's NumberTwo, Joab, in the Battle of Ephraim Wood. Despite Absalom's treachery, David [[AntagonistInMourning weeps for his death]].

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* BetrayalByOffspring: David's son, Absalom, turns against his father and seizes Jerusalem driving David beyond the Jordan River. Absalom then rules for a time as a regent and self-declared king before being slain by his father's NumberTwo, Joab, in the Battle of Ephraim Wood. Despite Absalom's treachery, revolt against him, David [[AntagonistInMourning weeps for over his death]].
31st Jul '17 3:02:06 PM Lawman592
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* David's son, Absalom, turns his father and seizes Jerusalem driving David beyond the Jordan River. Absalom then rules for a time as a regent and self-declared king before being slain by his father's NumberTwo, Joab, in the Battle of Ephraim Wood. Despite Absalom's treachery, David [[AntagonistInMourning weeps for his death]].

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* BetrayalByOffspring: David's son, Absalom, turns his father and seizes Jerusalem driving David beyond the Jordan River. Absalom then rules for a time as a regent and self-declared king before being slain by his father's NumberTwo, Joab, in the Battle of Ephraim Wood. Despite Absalom's treachery, David [[AntagonistInMourning weeps for his death]].
31st Jul '17 3:01:24 PM Lawman592
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* David's son, Absalom, turns his father and seizes Jerusalem driving David beyond the Jordan River. Absalom then rules for a time as a regent and self-declared king before being slain by his father's NumberTwo, Joab, in the Battle of Ephraim Wood. Despite Absalom's treachery, David [[AntagonistInMourning weeps for his death]].
23rd Jul '17 2:31:28 PM Jeduthun
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* UnreliableNarrator: In-universe, 2 Samuel opens with an Amalekite bringing the account of Saul's death to David; the man claims he performed a MercyKill on Saul. However, the end of 1 Samuel reveals that the Amalekite is lying; Saul was actually DrivenToSuicide. Presumably the Amalekite hoped to get credit for Saul's death; this [[GoneHorriblyRight went horribly right for him]] when David decided killing "the Lord's anointed" warranted the death penalty.
23rd Jul '17 2:18:41 PM Jeduthun
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* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: Nathan tells David a story about a rich man who stole a poor man's pet lamb. But when David expresses outrage, Nathan reveals that the rich man was an allegory for David's UriahGambit and lays down his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.


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* ObliviousToHisOwnDescription: Nathan tells David a story about a rich man who stole a poor man's pet lamb. But when David expresses outrage, Nathan reveals that the rich man was an allegory for David's UriahGambit and lays down his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
15th Jul '17 2:05:33 PM DoctorCooper
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** David does not punish Amnon for raping Tamar and even seems to set her up.
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