Childrens Book ERA 1105BC - 970BC
ONCE there was a woman named Hannah who was bitter in her soul because
she had no sons or daughters.
She prayed to the Lord and wept sadly.
And she vowed a vow: "O Lord of hosts,
if you will look down upon the sadness of your handmaiden and remember me,
and will give to...
ELI'S eyes began to grow dim, so that he could not see.
Once, when Eli was lying down in his place,
before the lamp of God was put out in the temple where the ark of the Lord was kept,
and before Samuel had lain down to sleep,
God called Samuel,and he answered: "Here I...
SAMUEL judged lsrael all the days of his life.
He went from year to year on circuit to Bethel and Gilgal and Mizpeh and judged Israel in all these places.
But his home was in Ramah and there he judged Israel and built an altar unto the Lord.
When Samuel was old he made his sons Joel and...
They went into the city and the maidens at the well told them that Samuel was going to bless a sacrifice that day on the high place,
so they went on to the high place and met Samuel on his way there.
The Lord had warned Samuel the day before that a Benjamite was coming to meet him,...
Now Samuel called the people together at Mizpeh and said to them:
"Thus says the Lord God of Israel,'I brought Israel out of Egypt and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of all kingdoms and those that oppressed you.'
But you have this day rejected...
Saul had a son name Jonathan and it came to pass one day in the course of a battle that Saul said to the people: "Cursed be the man that eats any food until evening,
that I may be avenged of my enemies."
So none of the people tasted any food.
And all they of the land...
Samuel said to Saul: "The Lord sent me to anoint you to be king over his people,
over Israel. Now therefore listen to the voice of the words of the Lord.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: 'I remember what Amalek did to Israel,
how he laid in wait for him on the road when...
THE Lord God said to Samuel: "How long will you mourn for Saul,seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go.
I will send you to Jesse of Bethlehem, for I have chosen a king from among his sons."
Samuel did as the Lord told him and came to...
NOW the Philistines gathered their forces for battle.
They gathered at Shochoh, and they camped in Ephesdammim.
Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together and camped in the valley of Elah, lined up in battle array against the Philistines.
The Philistines stood on a...
And David said to Saul: "Let no man's heart be troubled because of Goliath.
I, your servant, will go and fight with this Philistine."
Saul said: "You are not able to go out to fight with this Philistine, for you are but a boy, and he has been a man of war since his...
The Philistine came on and drew near to David, and the shield bearer went before him. But when the Philistine looked and saw David, he despised him,
for he was but a boy, fine and fair of face.
The Philistine said to David: "Am I a dog, that you come to fight me with sticks?"
AND when Saul had seen David going forth against Goliath,
he had said to Abner, his general: "Abner,whose son is this youth?"
Abner said: "Upon my word, O king, I do not know."
The king said: "Find out who is this stripling's father."
And as David returned from the...