Bible Study Questions: 1 Chronicles 10-12
Bible Study 1/18/18
1 Chronicles 10-12
- The depiction of Saul’s death in chapter 10 is pretty ugly. Does this play into the theory that the writer is anti-Benjamin tribe?
- If this was the story of one of your relatives, how would you feel? Would you want it written differently?
- What do you think it means that the men from Jabesh Gilead would risk their lives to retrieve Saul’s body?
- This chapter ends with a pronouncing that, “The Lord had Saul killed and gave his kingdom to David, the son of Jesse.” Did the Lord kill Saul or did the Philistines?
- In chapter 11, David becomes king and is anointed by the leaders of Israel to show their allegiance. How does this version differ from the one in Samuel in which David is anointed by Samuel instead?
- Is it important to you that every story in the Bible be told in the same exact way? Do the stories need to be consistent in their tellings?
- Why would David pour out the water? Have you ever felt uncomfortable accepting a gift?
- Chapter 12 shows Benjaminite warriors joining with David. How do you think Benjaminites would feel about this story when they heard it? Does this work like a testimonial?
- Why does it matter to the story that all the soldiers joined David voluntarily?