Poole on 2 Samuel

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Study 2 Samuel with me!

Taking Matthew Poole as our guide, we are going to work our way verse-by-verse through the text.

Introductory material already available!

 
The study of 2 Samuel is too much neglected! Get in on the ground floor of this study of 2 Samuel, with Matthew Poole as our guide.

Poole works is rich and edifying, but not an easy-read. Let's prepare ourselves...

 
If you want to study 2 Samuel with Matthew Poole (and you do!), then you will want these hints on getting the most out of the study!

 
Who wrote the Books of Samuel?

Matthew Poole explores the evidence. Interesting!

 
Saul, David's persecutor, is dead; and David's path to the throne is clear (well, mostly).

David's surprising response...

 
The Amalekite assumes that David's love for the crown is greater than his regard for God and love for Saul.

He fatally miscalculated...

 
What was the Book of Jasher?

There are a number of non-canonical books cited in the OT.

Poole explores...

 
One might think that David would rejoice at the news of Saul's death.

Instead, his loving heart mourns.

Poole works through the text...

 
David is now king!

...but only in Hebrew, and with trouble and sorrow.

Life in a fallen world...

Poole introduces 2 Samuel 2...

 
"See how David rose gradually; he was first anointed king in reversion, then in possession of one tribe only, and at last of all the tribes. Thus the kingdom of the Messiah, the Son of David, is set up by degrees; he is Lord of all by divine designation, but we see not yet all things put under him, Hebrews 2:8." -Matthew Henry

 
For the first time in English...

Poole's Synopsis on 2 Samuel 2 (the beginning of David's kingship, with opposition from Saul's house) is now available in its entirety! free and online!

 
Matthew Poole introduces us to 2 Samuel 3, "The Tragedy of Abner".

 
David's family grows in Hebron, but not by lawful means, foreshadowing the grief to come...

Poole presents the text...

 
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