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7th Nov '17 3:08:40 AM VicGeorge2011
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: David's adulterous affair with Bathsheba and subsequent murder of her husband Uriah is downplayed in most retellings of the story for children as David wanting to marry Bathsheba, but after finding out that she is married to Uriah, orders for him to be killed in battle so that he could legally marry Bathsheba.
3rd Nov '17 3:19:00 PM DustSnitch
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%%Creator/JosephHeller's ''Literature/GodKnows'' is a modern -- and not a little {{meta|fiction}} -- retelling of the Books of Samuel.

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%%Creator/JosephHeller's The first book provided the inspiration for the famous ''Art/{{David}}'' sculpture, while Creator/JosephHeller's ''Literature/GodKnows'' is a modern -- and not with a little litle {{meta|fiction}} -- retelling of retold the Books of Samuel.
Samuel as a whole.
1st Nov '17 6:01:23 AM VicGeorge2011
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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.

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* UnreliableNarrator: In-universe, In-universe with two examples:
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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.penalty.
** Later on, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth comes to David's aid when he and his men were fleeing from Absalom during his seditious takeover of the kingdom. David asks Ziba where Mephibosheth is, and Ziba answers that he's still in Jerusalem because he sided with Absalom, thinking that his grandfather Saul's kingdom would be turned over to him. After Absalom dies and David is brought back to Jerusalem, he encounters Mephibosheth and asks why he didn't come with the king, and Mephibosheth answers that Ziba had deceived him while he was preparing to go with David. So in this case, Ziba was the Unreliable Narrator who lied to the king about Mephibosheth.
17th Oct '17 5:33:59 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ThePurge

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* ThePurgeThePurge: Saul's mission was to completely wipe out the Amalekites. Unfortunately he failed, keeping Agag alive as a prisoner and a trophy that was later hacked to death by Samuel. It is assumed that there was at least one other survivor, as King Ahasuerus' adviser Haman from the book of Esther was said to be the descendant of Agag.
10th Oct '17 3:16:41 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. It doesn't really do much of anything to help save the relationship between them, though.

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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 His response doesn't really do much of anything to help save the relationship between them, though.
10th Oct '17 3:13:14 AM VicGeorge2011
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* SinisterMinister: Eli's sons Hophni and Phinehas, who not only took from the sacrifices the portions that were meant for God, but also slept with the women that assembled at the door of the Tent of Meeting. This was considered wicked in Eli's eyes, but God also held Eli responsible for not taking strong measures against his sons for their abuse of power.
10th Oct '17 3:09:28 AM VicGeorge2011
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* PunishedForSympathy: King Saul is chastised by Samuel because he had spared only one Amalekite, King Agag (whom Saul viewed as a strategically valuable hostage), as well as the sheep and cattle. God had commanded Saul to kill them all. For this, God officially rejected Saul as king of Israel, to be replaced with David.

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* PunishedForSympathy: PunishedForSympathy:
** Eli is chastised by a prophet of God for not taking strong measures against his sons Hophni and Phinehas for abusing their positions as priests before God -- the most that Eli did was warn them, and that was it -- and for that, not only did Eli lose both his sons in one day, but also his entire family line was cursed.
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King Saul is chastised by Samuel because he had spared only one Amalekite, King Agag (whom Saul viewed as a strategically valuable hostage), as well as the sheep and cattle. God had commanded Saul to kill them all. For this, God officially rejected Saul as king of Israel, to be replaced with David.
4th Oct '17 4:24:35 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DeathByFallingOver: Eli in 1st Samuel, when he was sitting by the roadside and got the news that his two sons were killed in battle and the Ark of God had been taken away, fell over from his seat, broke his neck, and died when he heard about the Ark of God.
2nd Oct '17 8:17:55 AM VicGeorge2011
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* BastardUnderstudy: How Saul comes to view David.

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* BastardUnderstudy: How Saul comes to view David.David, as the Lord has departed from Saul and His Spirit is now resting on David to give him success in battle.
27th Sep '17 5:22:36 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: In 1st Samuel, when it came the time for prophet Samuel to anoint the new king, God instructed him to go to a house of a certain Jesse who had many sons. He inspected them, and they were no doubt strong, smart, and reputable, but to the surprise of Jesse and probably Samuel too, none of them were to be the king. Samuel, wondering whether he or God had mistaken the house, asked whether those were really all Jesse's sons. There was one more, a young boy who preferred to spend time alone tending the sheep. Guess which one became the king.
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