BIBL2148C: Book of Samuel I
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SCW syllabus / YU only
Questions to be examined: • What was the role of the Mishkan during this era? • What were the people of Bnai Yisrael like? What were their beliefs and practices? Weaknesses and strengths? • What were the positive and negative aspects of monarchy? How are they seen in the characters of Shaul and David? • What makes a good leader? A good king? How does the leader/king interact with G-d? • How did Bnai Yisrael interact with the Plishtim? How did the Plishtim interact with them? • Who were Amalek and what are they doing in Sefer Shmuel? • What was the role of women in this time?
Rabinovich, Deena S. (2021, Spring), Syllabus, BIBL2148C: Book of Samuel I, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.