בס״ד

Kavanot: Sefer Shmuel

Thoughts on Tanach and the Davening

The Life of David

שמואל א פרק טזRelevant תהלים
1-6Samuel ordered to annoint a new king
7-23Annointment of David and singer to Saul30
שמואל א פרק יז
1-11Goliath
12-16David’s brothers go to war
17-19David brings food to his brothers
20-25David sees Goliath
26-33David volunteers to fight
34-36David’s history defending the flock20
37-44Goliath mocks David37
45-54David’s victory9-10
55-56Saul doesn’t remember David
שמואל א פרק יח
17:57-5David meets Jonathan14,53
6-9הכה שאול באלפיו, ודוד ברבבתיו 36
10-13Saul tries to kill David12
14-16Everyone loves David
17Saul proposes marrying Meirav to David
18-24Saul proposes marrying Michal to David
25-29…for a brideprice of 400 foreskins
30David is a hero
שמואל א פרק יט
1-3Jonathan warns David
4-7Jonathan defends David
8-10Saul tries to kill David
11-13Michal saves David59
14Michal’s cover story
15-16Michal’s story is uncovered
17-24Samuel defends David
שמואל א פרק כ
1-4David and Jonathan conspire
5-8David’s plan to hide
9Jonathan’s answer
10-11Jonathan and David go outside to conspire
12-17Jonathan agrees
18-23Jonathan fleshes out the plan
24-26Plan, day 1
27-29Plan, day 2
30-31Saul threatens to kill David
32-33Jonathan defends David
34Jonathan broods
35-42The plan is implemented
שמואל א פרק כא
1-5David hides in Nob
6-9David gets food and arms from Achimelech
10-14David runs to Gath and feigns insanity56
15-16חסר משגעים אני?34
שמואל א פרק כב
1-4David’s band of mercenaries31
5Gad’s message to David23
6-8Saul’s paranoia
9-11Doeg betrays Achimelech52
12-13Saul confronts Achimelech
14-17Achimelech defends himself
18-23:3Massacre at Nob
שמואל א פרק כג
4-5David defends Keilah
6-9Saul goes after David
10-12David inquires of the ephod
13-15David flees Keilah35
16-18Jonathan pledges loyalty to David
19-29Saul goes after David11,54
שמואל א פרק כד
1Saul is informed of David’s location
2-7David does not kill Saul57,142
8-15David defends himself7
16-22Saul accepts David58
שמואל א פרק כה
1Samuel dies
2-31David meets Abigail
32-43David marries Abigail
שמואל א פרק כו
25:44-7Saul goes after David58,63
8-25David does not kill Saul
שמואל א פרק כז
1-4David runs to Gath
5-6David works for Achish
7-12David is a Philistine mercenary
שמואל א פרק כח
1-2Philistines go to war against Israel
3-16Saul consults the witch of Endor
17-25Saul consults the ghost of Samuel
שמואל א פרק כט
1-3Philistines go to war against Israel
3-5Philistines accuse David of disloyalty
6-7David is dismissed
8-11David leaves
שמואל א פרק ל
1-6Amalek attacks David’s home
7-12David chases Amalek
13-21David attacks Amalek
22The stragglers disclaim the booty
23-24David rewards them anyway
25And makes it a permanent rule
26-31David restores the stolen property
שמואל א פרק לא
1-7Saul and his sons fall in battle
8-13Saul is buried
שמואל ב פרק א
1-12David finds out about Saul’s death
13-16David kills the Amalekite
17-27David’s elegy for Saul and Jonathan
שמואל ב פרק ב
1-4David reigns in Hebron
5-7David courts the people of Gilead
8-9Ish Bosheth reigns in the rest of Israel21
10-11Divided kingdom for 2 years
12-3:1Civil war
שמואל ב פרק ג
2-5David’s children in Hebron
6-11Abner threatens to defect to David
12-13Abner defects to David
14-30Joab assassinates Abner
31-32David mourns Abner
33-38David’s elegy for Abner
38-39David wants to make amends
שמואל ב פרק ד
1-3Ish Bosheth hears of the assassination
4-12Ish Bosheth is assassinated
שמואל ב פרק ה
1-2All the tribes ask David to rule
3David reigns over all Israel
4-10David conquers Jerusalem
11-12David builds a palace
13-16David’s children in Jerusalem
17-22David defeats the Philistines1-2
23-25David defeats the Philistines
שמואל ב פרק ו
1-23David brings the ark to Jerusalem8,29,68
דברי הימים א פרק ו
16-34Leviim appointed by David42-49‎ (Bnei Korach),‎ 50‎ (Asaf)‎
שמואל ב פרק ז
1-3David wants to build the Temple27-28
4-17Nathan tells David his son will build the Temple
18-29David’s prayer
שמואל ב פרק ח
1-8David’s wars of conquest60
9-18David’s kingdom61
שמואל ב פרק ט
1-13David takes care of Saul’s grandson
שמואל ב פרק י
1-19David defeats Aram and Ammon
שמואל ב פרק יא
1The war with Ammon continues
2-15David and Bathsheba25-26
16-24Uriah is sent to his death
25-27David marries Bathsheba17
שמואל ב פרק יב
1-6Nathan’s parable
7-10Nathan accuses David51
11-12David’s punishment38-39
13-25David’s son dies
26-31David defeats Ammon40-41
שמואל ב פרק יג
1-22The rape of Tamar
23-27Conspiracy against Amnon
28-30Amnon is assassinated
31David mourns Amnon
32-33Jonadab consoles David
34-39Absalom flees
שמואל ב פרק יד
1-4Joab tries to console David
5-7The wise woman’s parable
8-9David’s response
10-11David vows to protect her
13-17She asks again for protection
18-20David realizes what’s going on
21-23David asks to bring Absalom back
24David doesn’t want to see Absalom
25-17Absalom’s beauty
28-30David refuses to see Absalom
31-33Absalom asks for forgiveness
שמואל ב פרק טו
1-6Absalom undermines David
6-9Absalom conspires against David70,71
10-18Absalom rebels against David3
19-24David flees Jerusalem55
25-26David has the ark return to Jerusalem
27-37David recruits spies in Jerusalem
שמואל ב פרק טז
1-9Saul’s decendents help and hinder David
10David accepts Shimei’s curses
11-13Shimei continues cursing David
14-19Absalom takes Jerusalem
20-23Absalom takes David’s concubines
שמואל ב פרק יז
1-4Ahithophel’s plan4-5
5-6Absalom questions Hushai
7-13Hushai’s plan
14Absalom accepts Hushai’s plan
15-20David’s spies are told the plan
21-23David is told the plan and flees
24-26The camps of David and Absalom
27-18:3David prepares for war
שמואל ב פרק יח
4-18Civil war
19-28Messengers are sent to David
29-31The messengers arrive
32David learns of Absalom’s death
שמואל ב פרק יט
1-5David mourns Absalom
6-8Joab chides David
9David remains in mourning
10-11The people are disheartened
12-21David returns to Jerusalem
22Abishai wants to kill Shimei
23-24David defends Shimei
25-29Mephibosheth pledges loyalty to David
30-31David accepts Mephibosheth
32-38Barzillai pledges loyalty to David
39-40David rewards Barzillai
41-42David crosses the Jordan
43The people of Judah argue with the rest of Israel
שמואל ב פרק כ
19:44-3Sheba rebels against David
4-5David musters the people of Judah
6-8Joab chases Sheba
9-10Joab assassinates Amasa and tracks down Sheba
20-22Sheba is killed
23-25David’s officers
שמואל ב פרק כא
1-14Saul’s descendents are killed65
15-17David is too old to fight
18War with the Philistines
20-22The Philistines are defeated
שמואל ב פרק כב
1-51David’s shira18
שמואל ב פרק כג
1-7David’s last psalm
8-39David’s officers
שמואל ב פרק כד
1-2David plans a census
3-10The census
11-13Gad’s message to David
14-16David chooses to be punished by G-d6
17David prays for forgiveness
18-25David builds an altar in the threshing-floor of Araunah24
מלכים א פרק א
1-31Adonijah declares himself heir to the throne
32-53David declares Solomon heir to the throne
מלכים א פרק ב
1-5David’s instructions to Solomon72
7-10David dies
11-12David’s reign