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A Critical Look at Samuel

A Critical Look at Samuel

Samuel is a well known biblical figure, who played a key role in the establishment of the Davidic kingdom. You could say that Samuel is the root cause for first Saul’s, then David’s kingships, and then in turn the Jerusalem temple and a multitude of messianic prophecies tied to David’s lineage.

Judaism, Christianity and Islam all venerate Samuel’s role in Biblical history, and accept without question that he was a true prophet. Let’s take a critical look at the story of Samuel and see if it holds up to scrutiny.

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