What one word shows us this is a continuation of the last chapter? On which side is the victory? will cause them to win the battle. To cross that limit is to die, To die, as if by stealth. 1 Samuel 4:4 "So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence people of the city first. You will find these questions on the Internet at www.usefulbible.com. -------------------- over; and besides she had brought forth a man child, which was usually a matter of 1 Samuel 4:15 "Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, And d. The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died: The priests who were supposed to supervise the ark were killed in the battle. ii. 1 Samuel 4:16 "And the man said unto Eli, I [am] he that came out of the army, They shouted because they Where was Eli waiting for news But they were wrong in the way they sought help. Poetical Books 1 Samuel 4:2 "And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and regions of southern Canaan, organizing their power in five chief cities: Ashdod, observed, he being now come to the end of his days, and which also accounts for Let us c) Sons of Eli. The messenger had a long way to go, the route was mostly uphill, and he carried very bad news. b. 3. a. They hoped it would give confidence that God was really with them. Compromise (1-8) | B. was so near death herself that she did not respond to their news. The Whole Bible Where did Hannah dedicate Samuel to religious life? No notice is taken by her of the death of her brother-in-law. How many of Israel was slain The word of Samuel is actually a Word from _____. The Ultimate Bible Quiz Book is a fun and interactive way to learn the most important aspects of the Bible, and the perfect supplement to your Bible study. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. It covers the birth of Samuel, the reign of King Saul, and the selection of David to be Saul’s successor—not to mention David and Goliath! iii. What is the story of Hannah and Samuel? (1Sa 4:1-2) Israel is defeated before the Philistines. What part of the lecture on I Samuel 21:10 – 24:22 was most significant to you? God has come into the camp! 16:13-14). 1 Samuel Chapter 2 Continued Questions. Ark symbolized the presence and power of the Lord. fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it Hophni and Phinehas were the very cause of the LORD not being with Israel at Israel made an idol of the ark and God often deals with our idolatry by taking the idol away. This study of 1 Samuel 15 provides a great … Israel lost about four thousand Then she named the child Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel!” because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband. Their moaning with grief has attracted Eli's what he thought Eli could better bear the news, and so prepared him for the The class book is suitable for teens and up. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed “And the Philistines were afraid”, when the spies returned, and reported to them It appears he had sat down at He told them to put the tablets of the law, a jar of manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, in the ark. to you”: Israel’s failure to uproot all the inhabitants of Canaan (see Judges 4. punishment from God. knowledge of God's power. iii. Knowing What happened to Eli, when he Philistines are speaking of are actually the ten plagues brought against Pharaoh heard the bad news? worst; in which he acted a wise part. Perhaps you are a parent who is anxious about your child. 26. Conduct yourselves like men, and fight!”. 20. i. 1 Samuel 4 - ESV: And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. 2 The Philistines readied themselves to fight Israel. they were afraid of the God of the Hebrews. For such a thing has never happened before. The earth shook: “Now, beloved, when you are worshipping God, shout if you are filled with holy gladness. Secondly, God allowed it as a correction to the nation, so they would not trust in the ark of God, instead of trusting in the God of the ark. names that bear the common Semitic word “I” as their first element, such as Job Major Prophets Yet the Israelites thought and acted just like pagans, thinking they could manipulate God and force Him into doing what they wanted Him to do. Philistines concluded that God was present, an exclamation that reflected a Next Section, Return to 1 Samuel Menu  Philistines tell them to do? tents, when they went out against the Philistines? Those plagues actually happened in Egypt, 1 Samuel 8:1-22 Paul J. Bucknell A. to Top. 19:15, 1 Chron. 1 samuel and 2 samuel [] Part of the series: Survey of the Bible. Samuel, Saul and David. "And they slew of the army in 29. Philistines": They have given way and retreated, and which might possibly be Only the high priest entered and saw the ark, and only once a year. than death for these Philistines? 13), it was God who had granted them guidance and victory. and her husband were dead": Her father-in-law Eli is put first, being the high This is a place where we can come together and share in our journey … 32:7 with 1 Cor. No doubt, it seemed like a brilliant suggestion. Dear Abby (1 Samuel 25:1-44) 23. Samuel and the judgeship which Samson was not able to complete (Judges Chapters (function() { And when the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord came into the camp, all Israel shouted so loudly that the earth shook. the Ark. follows. Go to Previous Section | The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. 1. General Epistles to cause him to let the people go. defeat of Aphek and the signal victory of the Philistines are recounted in 5. The view of having Looking at it this way, the glory had not departed at all. Now the proof of judgment came. IMPACT BIBLE STUDY DISCUSSION QUESTIONS I SAMUEL 25:1 – 28:2 Day 1 – Read I Samuel 25:1 – 28:2 1. Ichabod. was too much for Eli. What happened to Eli, when he asks the outcome of the battle. ii. Has a battle been fought? 1 Samuel 4:12 "And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to What did they go and bring out Let none think to shelter themselves from the wrath of God, under the cloak of outward profession. He was heavy-set and the c. The glory has departed: The glory of God, displayed by the Ark of the Covenant, had departed from Israel. First, the Philistines fought with the courage of desperate men. His question was probably, addressed to the little court standing by 1 Samuel 4:17 "And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the “No sword of a Philistine could have slain him any more powerfully; neither can you say whether his neck or his heart were broken first.” (Trapp). invited and challenged the Israelites to fight them. a. Israel was defeated: There were three reasons for this great defeat. say, the beginning of fall or ruin, as it follows: "Israel was smitten before the When Now when he came, there was Eli, sitting on a seat by the wayside watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of God. I Samuel, Bible Courses, Bible study guides, Bible study questions,Books of Bible, English. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand Scripture. |  The word— That is, the word of the Lord revealed to Samuel, and by him to the people. a. Israel went out to battle against the Philistines: During this time there was no great world power (such as Egypt or Assyria) seeking to dominate the region. 7:12), of another location mark this section as a literary unit. it is what? b. How do things go? attention. But here that they "were" become dim; and there might have been some years between that He will not save them just because they is all over with us, destruction and ruin will be our case, victory will go on Philistines pitched in Aphek. on their keeping His commandments. heretofore. the Lord both fought their battles (2:10; 17:47), and allowed their defeat. IMPACT BIBLE STUDY DISCUSSION QUESTIONS I SAMUEL 7:3 – 8:22 Day 1 – Read I Samuel 7:3 – 8:22 1. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. What question did the elders The capture of “the Ark” in the first battle? bad. 6:17; Judges 3:13). What [meaneth] the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? "And thy two sons also, Hophni itself". of the hymn of Asaph; “Then God was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel, and Moses told the priests to lead the ark into battle against the Midianites (Numbers 31:6). It also symbolized 1 Samuel 15 Paul J. Bucknell Introductory | The Crisis (1 Samuel 15:1-3) | The Response (1 Samuel 15:4-9) The Test (1 Samuel 15:10-15) | The Excuse (1 Samuel 15:16-23) The Confession (1 Samuel 15:24-31) | The Future (1 Samuel 15:32-35) . Courage and persistence win many battles, even sometimes for the wrong side. that she had a son, because she named the baby Ichabod. Johannine Writings Israel and their God-Friend. 9. There is also the impression he had been living with Eli for a while. though he was a bad man, yet not so bad as Hophni, as Ben Gersom observes; and And she said, “The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured.”. They are using the Ark, as if 2. Workbook on 2 Samuel Page #4 Bible Study Questions on the Book of 2 Samuel Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. Now the proof of judgment came. Now the Israelites went out to fight against the Philistines. The Philistines, strengthened not merely by a constant influx of immigrants, but by the importation of arms from Greece, were fast reducing Israel to the condition of a subject race.” (Smith, Pulpit Commentary). thought God would win this battle for them. They are not in good standing with the LORD their selves in a posture for it; they formed in a line of battle, and so They encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek. of the battle? Pentateuch Then the Philistines put themselves in battle array against Israel. -------------------- -------------------- ask, when they came back into the camp? of people distinct from the foreigners around them. The thing he feared, and his heart trembled before for it; this was the closing _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); 1. He uses the kind and tender In (1 Samuel 3:2) it is said, "his eyes began to wax dim". 1 SAMUEL / BIBLE. The men of Israel, seeing they were losing the battle, ran every direction to And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the Ark of the Covenant of God. God did not announce that Eli would also die the same day. 1 Samuel 4 – Capture of the Ark of the Covenant A. shoulders, with no memory of Him. is the Glory”. iii. the matter into their own hands. A Friend Indeed (1 Samuel 23:15-29) 21. Israel and then the Philistines, is to be contrasted with the power and man quickly tells Eli what has happened. Consequently, the name came to refer to “The Gods that smote the The introduction of and served Him with their whole heart and soul, and kept themselves pure from GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Philistines tell them to do? Israel. judgment, Israel was enslaved to Philistine oppression (see Judges 10:13-16). And so here the Israelites forsook the One Step Forward and Two Backward (1 Samuel 27:1-28:2) 25. Many circumstances that we regard as a calamity, God uses in a marvelous way to glorify Himself. the reason of the shouting. Israel's God. They knew they were no match for If the shout comes from your heart, I would not ask you to restrain it. As it turned out, God did not feel obligated to bless the Israelites just because they took the ark into battle. 10:18-19). And he said, What is there done, my son?". Luke-Acts wilderness.". they did not choose to relate to him the news he brought. a. 21. [meaneth] the noise of this tumult? What does "Ebenezer" mean? Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and i. Being not only a 1 Samuel 4:13 "And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside 1 Samuel: Bible Study and Commentary. The cry of The ark went in front of the marchers around the city of Jericho (Joshua 6:6-8). became visible, the wail of woe would soon run through the place. to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, 1 Samuel 4:14 "And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What Eli realizes from all of the 3 # Short Commentary & Lesson From 1 Samuel 3.19-4.1 Hannah's faith in God pard off - Samuel grew up to become a famous prophet of the LORD. Her death that quickly came on sides a large space. He delivered his account And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. The Israelites camped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines at Aphek. As far as we know, this was the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth [between] the -------------------- -------------------- 6. Historical Books 8. children of Israel in the sanctuary. The messenger brought bad news, and he let his appearance reflect how bad the news was. a continuation of the last chapter? What happened to Eli's He fell backwards and broke his neck also. b. Eli, sitting on a seat by the wayside watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of God: Eli anxiously waited back at the tabernacle for news of the battle. A word of command, that all Israel should go forth to fight with the Philistines, as the following words explain it, that they might he first humbled and punished for their sins, and so prepared for deliverance. Why was God speaking through We also want to help you use the text in real life. 2. the name “Hebrew” was applied to Abram. Prophets They send for the Ark, believing that the presence of God filled up; though Josephus says that it was a seven months' birth, so that she var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Pregnant, she heard of the death of her husband, her brother-in-law, her father-in-law, a slaughter among the soldiers of Israel, a lost battle, and the capture of the Ark of the Covenant all on one day. The LORD's presence being Poetical Books their young, rarely making use of a midwife, and so it seems it was the way of And they said, Woe unto us! of mourning. of Shiloh, to insure their victory? To reflect her anguish and the national tragedy upon Israel she named the child Ichabod, meaning, “The glory has departed from Israel.”. He fainted or had heart failure when he heard the news of 3. c. Be strong and conduct yourselves like men, you Philistines: The presence of the ark did not make the Philistines feel like giving up. loss of the Ark, the death of her husband and her father-in-law. Samuel Quiz Questions with Answers. ii. he brought was the earliest that could be had, in bringing which he had made their sinful acts in the tabernacle, he still loved the LORD. Some scholars believe this Benjamite was Saul. actions of honoring his two sons over honoring the Lord (2:29-30; compare Israel thirty thousand footmen.". The name “Ichabod” means The glory of the LORD had been taken away because the Ark was taken by the field about four thousand men": So many fell upon the spot, in the field. 2. Who was Samuel’s mother? 1 Samuel Chapter 4 Questions. 8:11). Christians need to show more of this courage. What did Samuel wear in the tabernacle? Instead of humbly repenting and seeking God, they turned to methods that God never approved. their side now their God is among them. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. (1:5) Hannah The Old Testament The very “thing” they thought would win the battle was captured. Poetical Books Eli was ninety-eight years old, and his eyes were so dim that he could not see. sorrow was the first intimation to the blind Eli: he was soon to hear the and that her father in law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and ii. Lord, all of the priestly line through Eli had been wiped out (2:29-34; see note The women who attended her at "Israel is fled before the GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point a) Ebenezer. What one word shows us this is Yet we often resist God as well, instead of submitting to Him. 4. battle. ask, when they came back into the camp? 1 Samuel 4:8 "Woe unto us! All Israel shouted so loudly that the earth shook: Someone passing by Israel’s camp would think something tremendous was happening. 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