Later Old Testament History 1

Covering the books of Joshua through 1 Samuel, this course surveys the four hundred years of Israel’s history from the conquest and settlement of Canaan, Israel’s homeland, through the reign of their first king, Saul. Until Saul was crowned, Israel was ruled by a succession of “judges” such as Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson and the great prophet Samuel. We will follow their fascinating adventures and learn much about how God deals with people. We will see the emergence of the beloved David who is to be the next king, and will watch as God delivers David time and again from the fierce jealousy of Saul who has been rejected by God for disobedience.