Bible Time Period: Royal Kingdom
You established a kingdom on your servant David and promised him an eternal throne: Establish your kingdom in our midst.
Today we move on to the book of 2 Samuel, which describes David’s kingship and the covenant God makes with him. In chapter 2, he becomes king over “the house of Judah” – the southern part of the kingdom–which “the house of Saul” (under Saul’s commander Abner) establishes Saul’s son Ish-bosheth as king over the northern territories. The resulting civil war lasts more than seven years.
What is David’s response to the deaths of Saul and Jonathan?
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