← Back

What is the book of 1 Samuel?


1 Samuel 1:1

ESV - 1 There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite.

Clarify Share Report Asked November 15 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Author: The author is anonymous. We know that Samuel wrote a book (1 Samuel 10:25), and it is very possible that he wrote part of this book as well. Other possible contributors to 1 Samuel are the ...

November 15 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Christian Mwila
Samuel is a history book with a difference. It is prophetic history full of interesting, bizarre, romantic and cruel stories which, brought together, reveal God’s ongoing purposes for His people. God wanted us to be ruled by one Man – not king David I, but King David II. 

The books of 1 and 2 Samuel are part of Christian history. Jesus was King of the Jews in the past, He is King of the Church today, and He will be King of the world in the future, when He will reign in justice and righteousness, and the Kingdom will finally be restored to Israel. Thus the true significance of the book becomes clear as we understand how God is involved, acting behind the scenes, shaping history and assuring His people that His kingdom will grow and one day His own Son, also the Son of David, will be King.

April 10 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining