Welcome to 1-2 Samuel.
This page will provide you with a variety of resources to understand this ancient text, starting with a 10,000 foot view and going all the way into studying key words and themes.
Start at the top and work your way down through the resources to go deeper in study.
These videos will help you understand key themes and the metanarrative of 1-2 Samuel.
NLT Study Bible
Don’t have a good study Bible? The NLT Study Bible translates both the words and the world of the Bible. The New Living Translation makes the message clear. The features of the NLT Study Bible bring the world of the Bible to life so that the meaning and significance of its message shine through.
Teaching: The Books of 1-2 Samuel
The name “Lectio Divina” is Latin for “Divine Reading”. This practice is not just used for studying Scripture; it is used to hear from God. In Lectio Divina, you allow the scripture to study you as you sit with the text in God’s presence. Lectio Divina creates space for God to speak to you about His word.
Ready to read? Here is our suggested reading plan for this book. Read at your own pace and don’t feel pressured to keep up with the suggested daily instructions.
The Preacher and The Piano Man Season 2
1-2 Samuel: The Story of David
The Bible Story Handbook
This handbook of 175 Bible stories is designed to assist teachers and parents in knowing what each story teaches and how to present it in a God-centered way.
After God’s Own Heart: The Gospel according to David
After God’s Own Heart examines the life of David, showing how the Old Testament king relates to anointing, covenant, the temple, and sin. Ultimately, the author shows how David points to the Messiah to come. The book includes study questions for individual or group study.
Great Lives: David
This book gives us a closer look at this incredible man who had his fair share of difficulties. Throughout his life, David was gripped by destructive passion, rocked by family chaos and personal tragedy, and motivated by political expediency. Like all of us, David was far from perfect, but Swindoll teaches us that David had the chance to become great when he placed himself at the Lord’s disposal.
1 & 2 Samuel for Everyone
While readers may know the facts of these stories, Goldingay’s work will instill in them a deeper understanding of their spiritual and theological significance.
From Creation to the Cross:
This book doesn’t simply teach the Old Testament; it’s as if it personally reminisces through it. This book walks us through the Old Testament, pointing out along the way perspectives and insights that leave us with a new, personal understanding of these thirty-nine books — and more importantly, of the God of the Old Testament, who lovingly prepared the way before sending his Son.
The NIV Application Commentary: 1 & 2 Samuel
This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today’s preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God’s Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.
Classroom by BibleProject
- Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Develop skills for reading ancient biblical texts as the authors intended.