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Biblical Outline: 1 Samuel

Peace & Blessings Beloved,

TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.


In this Series, we are going to further our in-depth study of each book of the Holy Bible, breaking each book into the major themes and topics contained therein. Today we'll outline the ninth book of the Bible, 1 Samuel.


  • Historical Setting for the Beginning of Kingship in Israel (chapters 1-7)

    • Samuel's Birth, Youth and Call to Be a Prophet (chapters 1-3)

    • Israel Defeated by the Philistines; the Ark of God Taken and Restored (chapters 4-7)

    • The Beginning of Kingship in Israel under the Guidance of Samuel (8:1;16:13)

    • The Rise of Saul (chapters 8-12)

      1. The people's sinful request for a king (chapter 8)

      2. Samuel anoints Saul privately (9:1;10:16)

      3. Saul chosen to be king publicly (10:17-27)

      4. Saul's choice as king confirmed (11:1-13)

      5. Saul's reign inaugurated at a covenant renewal ceremony (11:14;12:25)

    • Saul's Kingship a Failure (13:1;16:13)

    • The Establishment of Kingship in Israel (16:14;31:13)

    • The Rise of David (16:14;27:12)

      1. David enters Saul's service (16:14;17:58)

      2. David becomes alienated from Saul (chapters 18-19)

      3. Jonathan protects David from Saul (chapter 20)

      4. David continues to elude Saul (21:1;22:5)

      5. Saul kills the priests at Nob (22:6-23)

      6. David rescues the people of Keilah (23:1-6)

      7. Saul continues to pursue David (23:7-29)

      8. David spares Saul's life (chapter 24)

      9. David threatens Nabal's life (chapter 25)

      10. David spares Saul's life again (chapter 26)

      11. David enters Achish's service (chapter 27)

    • The End of Saul's Reign (chapters 28-31)


May we establish, nurture, and grow a sincere love for the word of God, and study it lovingly & faithfully.

I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.


Love you much.


Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed!


-Humble Servant


P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.

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