THE REIGN OF KING SAUL
In Deuteronomy 17:14-20 Yahweh set the "Laws of the King" which limited a monarchy and prohibited certain excesses:
Samuel's warnings against kingship and the fulfillment of his prophecy
|Warning||Scripture in 1 Samuel||Fulfillment|
|Young men drafted into the king's army||8:11, 12||
"Whenever Saul saw
a mighty or brave man he took him into his service."
1 Samuel 14:52
|Young men to run in front of the king's chariots||8:11||
himself with a chariot and horses and with fifty men to run ahead of
2 Samuel 15:1
|Required labor for the King||8:12-17||
Solomon assigned laborers
to build the Temple and his palace.
2 Chronicles 2:17, 18
|Acquiring the best of your fields and vineyards||8:14||
Jezebel stole Naboth's
1 Kings 21:5-16
|Using the people's property for his personal gain||8:14-16||
Solomon gave away 20 cities
to the King of Tyre.
1 Kings 9:10-15
|A king will demand a tenth of your harvest and flocks||8:15, 17||
Solomon and his son taxed
the people heavily.
1 Kings 12:1ff
KING SAUL'S MILITARY BATTLES
|Jabesh-gilead||Israel||Saul delivers the people of Jabesh||1 Samuel 11:1-11|
|Aphek to Ebenezer||Philistia||The Ark of the Covenant captured||1 Samuel 4:1-11|
|Mizpah||Israel||Ark returned; God confuses the Philistines who are routed by Israel||1 Samuel 7:7-14|
|Geba||Israel lead by Jonathan son of Saul||Prince Jonathan defeats the Philistines with 3,000 men||1 Samuel 13:3-4|
|Gilga||Undecided||Israelite soldiers loose their nerve and flee the battle||1 Samuel 13:5-10|
|Mt. Gilboa||Philistia||Israel is defeated. Saul and his sons are killed||1 Samuel 31:1-13|
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