Books of Samuel
The First and Second Books of Samuel are two of the books of the Old Testament. They contain the account of the period of Jewish history during which the prophet Samuel lived; this era began with the calling of Samuel to God's service, took in the reign of King Saul, the first Jewish king, and ended with the death of King David and his succession by Solomon.
The First Book of Samuel (or 1 Samuel or I Samuel) begins with the calling of Samuel and ends with the death of Saul.
The Second Book of Samuel (or 2 Samuel or II Samuel) begins with the events following Saul's death, leading to David becoming king, and recounts almost the whole of David's reign. The First Book of Kings follows on directly from the end of this book.
The book is placed after the Book of Judges and the Book of Ruth. The calling of Samuel marks the end of the era of Judges in Israelite history, and the beginning of the era of kings and prophets that lasted until their conquest by the Babylonians.
|Books of the Bible|
|Pentateuch (Torah)||Genesis • Exodus • Leviticus • Numbers • Deuteronomy|
|History||Joshua • Judges • Ruth • I Samuel • II Samuel • I Kings • II Kings • I Chronicles • II Chronicles • Ezra • Nehemiah • Esther|
|Wisdom Literature||Job • Psalms • Proverbs • Ecclesiastes • Song of Solomon|
|Major Prophets||Isaiah • Jeremiah • Lamentations • Ezekiel • Daniel|
|Minor Prophets||Hosea • Joel • Amos • Obadiah • Jonah • Micah • Nahum • Habakkuk • Zephaniah • Haggai • Zechariah • Malachi|
|The Gospels||According to Matthew • According to Mark • According to Luke • According to John|
|History||Acts of the Apostles|
|Pauline Epistles||Romans • I Corinthians • II Corinthians • Galatians • Ephesians • Philippians • Colossians • I Thessalonians • II Thessalonians • I Timothy • II Timothy • Titus • Philemon|
|General Epistles||Hebrews • James • I Peter • II Peter • I John • II John • III John • Jude|
|Prophecy||The Revelation to John|