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When did David originally promise Bathsheba that Solomon would be king?

We read in 1 Kings 1:13 that David had sworn to Bathsheba that Solomon would be king after him. Where do we see this promise origially being made? In 1 Chronicles 28 we are given the account of David assembling the officials and telling them that Solomon will be the one to rule after him and […]

How many more children did Hannah have after Samuel?

I Samuel 2:21 says, “And the Lord visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the Lord.” So, Hannah had five children after Samuel.  See also https://www.explainingthebook.com/how-many-children-did-hannah-have/ for a fuller answer to the question, “How many children did Hannah have?”

Ruth 4 Commentary Summary Sermon

Ruth 4 Commentary

We continue in our Ruth 4 commentary… Ruth 4 Commentary: Verses 1 – 2 4:1 ¶ Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; So, this is the guy who is more closely related to Naomi and Ruth. unto whom he said, […]

Ruth 3 Commentary Meaning Summary Sermon

Ruth 3 Commentary

Ruth 3 Commentary: When we open to the 3rd chapter of the book of Ruth we’re coming into the middle of several story lines in the Bible. Story of Ruth First – obviously – we’re landing in the middle of the book of Ruth. We studied the first two chapters already. And in those chapters we […]

Ruth 2 Commentary Sermon Bible Study Summary

Ruth 2 Commentary

We continue in our Ruth 2 commentary… Ruth 2 Commentary: Verse 1 2:1 ¶ And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz. Alright, so with 2:1 we have the end of the introductory material. Now we get to the action. But […]

Ruth 1 Commentary

Ruth 1 Commentary

Ruth 1 Commentary: Hope for Bethlehem. Anticipation of a king. These two issues are addressed in the book of Ruth. So, let’s start reading Ruth 1:1. Ruth 1 Commentary: Verses 1 and 2 KJV Ruth 1:1 ¶ Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. […]

Book of Judges Summary

Book of Judges Summary: Leads to the Book of Ruth As we prepare to study the biblical book of Ruth, let’s first make an attempt at a book of Judges summary. As we arrive at such a summary, I think what we encounter in the book of Ruth will be all the more encouraging. Book of Judges Summary: Moses, […]

Welcome to New Sodom

Open your Bible to Judges chapter 19. We’ll be finishing the book of Judges today. We’re going to see the climax of Israel’s Canaanization in this lesson. And it’s not pretty. Verse 1 of Judges 19. KJV Judges 19:1 ¶ And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, No […]

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