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The Kings of Israel – 4 / David – 2

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Theophyle
Original Date
August 22, 2009

David the King

 A “long war” ensued between the house of Saul and the house of David (2 Samuel 3:1). But in the meantime a disagreement soon split Abner and Ishbosheth (Eshbaal). Both of them were killed, apparently as a result of personal vengeance (2 Samuel 3–4).  The way was open for David to become the king of all Israel:

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The Kings of Israel – 5 / David – 3/3

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Theophyle
Original Date
August 23, 2009

The Problem of Succession

Internally, the problem of David’s legitimacy as successor to Saul loomed large. It was doubtless exacerbated by the unstable union of the houses of Israel and Judah. This problem is treated at great length in the Bible. Indeed, this is the principal subject from 2 Samuel 6 through 1 Kings 2, often called the “History of the Succession.”

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