2 Samuel

2 Samuel 1‑24
The government of David. Saul fails, David rises to the throne after reigning in Hebron 71/2 years (chap. 5) and subdues all enemies. The ark was at Mt. Zion, the tabernacle at Gibeon. Where God delivered, in connection with sacrifice, the temple-site was purchased, and provision made before David’s death for building the temple. (Christ made provision by His death for building the Church). To him mercies and the kingdom were assured. He excelled in showing kindness to his enemies, Saul, Mephibosheth, Absalom, etc.
B.C. 1056-1016, making 40 years.