History Literature / BooksOfSamuel

23rd Jul '16 10:03:49 PM karstovich2
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The first book tells the story of Samuel who is dedicated by his mother to the priesthood. He grows up to be the most important religious figure of his day and helps establish the Israelite kingship.

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The first book tells the story of Samuel who is dedicated by his mother to the priesthood. He grows up to be the most important religious and political figure of his day day, becoming the last ''shofet'' or "Judge" of Israel (in the sense meant by the Literature/BookOfJudges) and (somewhat reluctantly) helps establish the Israelite kingship.
8th Jul '16 9:03:51 PM DoctorCooper
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* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: David repents of pulling the UriahGambit as well as committing adultery. Although God forgave him, He allowed David and Bathsheba's child to die in infancy and David's life got quite omplicate afterwards.

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* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: David repents of pulling the UriahGambit as well as committing adultery. Although God forgave him, He allowed David and Bathsheba's child to die in infancy and David's life got quite omplicate complicate afterwards.
7th Jul '16 9:06:12 PM DoctorCooper
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* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: David repents of pulling the UriahGambit as well as committing adultery. Although God forgave him, He allowed David and Bathsheba's child to die in infancy.

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* RedemptionEqualsAffliction: David repents of pulling the UriahGambit as well as committing adultery. Although God forgave him, He allowed David and Bathsheba's child to die in infancy.infancy and David's life got quite omplicate afterwards.


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* VillainHasAPoint: After Absalom's rebellion fails because Joab kills him despite David's explicit orders to the contrary, David becomes extremely sad and the story clearly expects us to feel sympathy for the man who just lost one of his sons. Joab goes to his uncle and tells him to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan man up and behave like a king should]], [[QuitYourWhining stop crying like a child]] and criticizes him to the face how he constantly constantly shows goodwill to people who try to harm him while [[UngratefulBastard showing no gratitude to those who faithfully serve him]]. Not even the narrative denies that Joab, morally ambiguous as he is, has something of a point by now, especially since David does just what his nephew tells him afterwards.
15th May '16 10:04:03 PM Ninja857142
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** David [[YourCheatingHeart commits adultery with Bathseba]] and then pulls off his infamous UriahGambit. As a punishment, the son of that adultery dies, but later they have another son: Solomon.

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** David [[YourCheatingHeart commits adultery with Bathseba]] and then pulls off his infamous UriahGambit. As a punishment, the son of that adultery dies, but later they have another son: Solomon. David is also cursed with war and public shame, which results in the deaths of two of his other sons (they probably [[EvilPrince deserved it]] though, but David is still [[HeroicBSOD crushed]]).
23rd Apr '16 1:33:00 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Goliath is wearing more than a hundred pounds of armor, including a bronze helmet, however the rock David fires at Goliath kills him instantly by going through his eye socket, which presumably was not covered by the helmet.

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** Goliath is wearing more than a hundred pounds of armor, including a bronze helmet, however helmet. However, the rock David fires at Goliath kills him instantly by going through his eye socket, which presumably was not covered by the helmet.
23rd Apr '16 1:32:20 PM VicGeorge2011
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** David delivered seven of Saul's descendants to be exeuted because Saul committed the massacre of thge Gibeonites.

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** David delivered seven of Saul's descendants to be exeuted executed because Saul committed the massacre of thge the Gibeonites.
29th Mar '16 2:13:06 AM jormis29
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** The Ark of the Covenant proves to be an equal-opportunity DoomsdayDevice in 1 Samuel 4-7. The Israelites bring the Ark onto the field of battle, which scares the Philistines into fighting harder instead. They capture it, then make the mistake of keeping it in the same room as an idol of Dagon. God breaks the statue and smites the Philistines with a plague of tumors and rats. The Philistine cities play hot potato with the Ark for a while before sending it back to Israel with a guilt offering. Aaaand the Israelites promptly have a whole bunch of people die from looking into the Ark.

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** The Ark of the Covenant TheArkOfTheCovenant proves to be an equal-opportunity DoomsdayDevice in 1 Samuel 4-7. The Israelites bring the Ark onto the field of battle, which scares the Philistines into fighting harder instead. They capture it, then make the mistake of keeping it in the same room as an idol of Dagon. God breaks the statue and smites the Philistines with a plague of tumors and rats. The Philistine cities play hot potato with the Ark for a while before sending it back to Israel with a guilt offering. Aaaand the Israelites promptly have a whole bunch of people die from looking into the Ark.
27th Mar '16 5:59:11 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* CombatPragmatist: David defeats his massive and well-equipped foe by shooting him the face from a distance.

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* CombatPragmatist: David defeats his massive and well-equipped foe by shooting him in the face from a distance.
26th Mar '16 2:54:57 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* CombatPragmatist: David defeats his massive and well-equipped foe by shooting him the face from a distance.
18th Feb '16 7:03:45 PM DoctorCooper
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* HomoeroticSubtext David and Jonathan's relationship, let the text speak for itself. 2 Samuel 1:26 "I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women."

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* HomoeroticSubtext HomoeroticSubtext: David and Jonathan's relationship, let the text speak for itself. 2 Samuel 1:26 "I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women."" Needless to say, this is a controversial point.


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* SinsOfOurFathers:
** David [[YourCheatingHeart commits adultery with Bathseba]] and then pulls off his infamous UriahGambit. As a punishment, the son of that adultery dies, but later they have another son: Solomon.
** David delivered seven of Saul's descendants to be exeuted because Saul committed the massacre of thge Gibeonites.
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