Feb 24, 2012

1 Samuel 21 and 22 - March 21 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, February 29, 1 Samuel Chapter 20

Wednesday, March 21: Chapters 21 and 22

King David feigns madness before Achish  (1 Sam 21:14-16)

"It is noteworthy that David feigns madness in order to survive, in contrast to Saul, whose genuine madness reflects his loss of control over the kingdom." 
    ---Robert Alter

Feb 11, 2012

What's Love Got to Do with It? David and His Lovers

Wednesday, February 15, we read 1 Samuel Chapters 18 and 19 in English

The theme for Chapters 18 and 19 is "What's Love Got to Do with It"  (thank you Tina Turner!)

    Michal helps David to escape from Saul

    In Chapter 16:21, we already learned that Saul loved David: "And David came to Saul, and stood before him, and he loved him greatly."
    In our next study session, we will read that Saul's children loved David. 
    18:1 "And it came to pass...that the soul [nefesh] of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul."
    18:20 "And Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David.

    Did David love anyone?  Does the text place more emphasis on Jonathan's love for David than Michal's, although both of them save David's life?  Join our reading and discussion next Wednesday.