Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 4:18 AM
Site: Thirdmill Online Courses
Course: The Book of Samuel (eSAM)
Glossary: Glossary for Lessons 1-3
A

Absalom

Handsome son of David who had his half-brother Amnon killed for raping his sister Tamar. He later turned against David, attempting to take his place as king. He was killed after being caught in the branches of a tree as he rode on his mule.

B

Bathsheba

Woman with whom king David committed adultery and later married

C

Critical Scholars

Modern scholars who reject the full authority of Scripture

D

David

Israel's second king

Deuteronomist

This is the name used by modernist critical scholar Martin Noth to refer to the scribe or group of scribes that, according to his theory, supposedly composed Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings during the Babylonian exile to show that the exile of Israel and Judah was a judgment they deserved. 

E

Eli

The priest who prayed for Elkanah’s barren wife 

Elkanah

Husband of Hannah

G

Goliath

Huge warrior of the Philistines killed by David

H

Hannah

Elkanah’s wife who was barren, but later gave birth to Samuel

Hebron

City where David gained the support of all Israel and was anointed as king