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THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST DONKEYS

I Samuel 9:1-13

Victor M. Eskew

 

1.      Outline the text:

 

i.                   

ii.                  SAUL DISPATCHED (I Sam. 9:3)

iii.                SAUL DISAPPOINTED (I Sam. 9:4-5)

iv.                SAUL DISCUSSES (I Sam. 9:6-10)

v.                  SAUL DIRECTECD (I Sam. 9:11-13)

 

2.      Of what tribe was Kish a member? (I Sam. 9:1)

 

Now

 

A.    He was of the tribe of Benjamin.

 

B.      Benjamin was the son of Rachel (Gen. 35:24).

 

C.     This tribe was the smallest of all the tribes of Israel (I Sam. 9:21).

 

D.    The location of their land.

 

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3.      What

 

 

A.   

 

4.      What

 

 

A.    Aphiah was of the house of Becher the son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:21).

 

B.      Abiel is also Jehiel, the first settler of Gibeon (Gibeah) (I Chron.

 

5.      Kish

 

mighty man of power.

 

6.

 

A.   

 

B.     

 

7.      What son of Kish is revealed in I Samuel 9:2?

 

And

 

A.   

 

B.     

 

8.      How is he described (I Sam. 9:2)

 

any of the people.

 

A.    A choice young man

 

B.      And a goodly

 

C.     And there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he

 

D.    From his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people (See I Sam. 10:24)

 

And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the Lord hath chosen, that there God save the king.

 

9.

 

A.   

 

B.     

 

 

10. 

A.   

 

B.     

 

11.  What had Kish lost? (I Sam. 9:3).

 

And

 

A.    The asses or donkeys

 

B.      that God brings Saul into the presence of Samuel.

 

12.  Who was to go with Saul to seek the asses? (I Sam. 9:3)

 

Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses.

 

A.    One of the servants of Kish

 

13.  What five places did they search in an attempt to find the lost animals? (I Sam. 9:4-5a)

 

And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalisha, but

 

A.    Benjamites

 

B.     

 

C.     The land of Shalim

 

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14.  Who was Saul concerned about when they could not find the asses? (I Sam. 9:5b)

 

said to his servant that was with him, Come, and let us return; lest my father leave caring for the asses, and take thought for us.

 

A.    He was concerned for his father.

 

B.      was both obedient to his father and had a deep concern for him as well.

 

15.  Who did the servant request that they try to find who could help them? (I Sam. 9:6)

 

And us our way that we should go.

 

A.   

 

B.     

 

C.     The term appears 78 times in 72 verses of the Bible, in application to up to 13 individuals.

 

16.  What two descriptions are

 

 

A.   

 

17.

 

A.   

 

B.     

 

C.     deserving respect

 

18.  What was Saul concerned about if they chose to go to the man of God? ( Sam. 9:7)

 

Then For the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is not a present to bring to

 

A.    He as concerned that they did not have a gift to bring the man of God.

 

B.      custom for one to bring a gift to an individual who was thought to be a superior.

 

19.  What did the servant have to give to the man of God? (I Sam. 9:8)

 

And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the us our way.

 

A.    A fourth part of a shekel of silver

20.  How much

 

A.   

 

B.      oz. of silver.

 

C.     probably much less in Bible times.

 

D.    our money, was deemed sufficient: therefore the present was intended more as a

 

E.      In all of this, we see the hand of God in play.

1.      Why did Saul choose this particular servant to go with him?

2.     

3.      How did the servant know about the man of God?

4.      him?

 

21.  What was the ancient name for a prophet? (I Sam. 9:9)

 

(Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us Seer.)

 

A.    Seer

 

B.      Definition:

1.     

2.     

 

C.     This is a parenthetical remark by the author that explains the word as it will be used in the next few verses.

 

 

Then city where the man of God was.

 

A.    True

 

B.      specifically to this particular city in order to offer sacrifice for the people.

 

23.  To whom did Saul and the servant speak as they went up the hill into the city of the prophet? (I Sam. 9:11).

 

And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?

 

A.    Young maidens

 

B.      water for their animals (Gen. 29:6), and, they worked in the fields (Ruth 2:2-3, 8).

24.  What were these women doing? (I Sam. 9:11)

 

A.    They were going out to draw water

 

B.      They could have been drawing water for personal use, home use, or to be given to their animals.

 

25.  Why was Samuel in the city? (I Sam. 9:12)

 

And now, for he came today to the city; for there is a sacrifice of the people today in the high place.

 

A.    He had come to make a sacrifice.

 

B.     

 

26.  Where was the sacrifice supposed to take place? (I Sam. 9:12)

 

A.    The high place

 

B.     

1.     

2.      Thus, an acropolis was the high part of the city.

 

27.  The people would not eat until Samuel had done what to the sacrifice? (I Sam. 9:13)

 

And as soon as ye be come into the city, ye shall straightway find him, before he Now therefore get you up; for about this time ye shall find him.

 

A.    The people would not eat until Samuel blessed the sacrifice.

 

B.      There were certain rites that only a priest could perform in order to bless the sacrifice and the meal that was about to be eaten.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAUL AND HIS SERVANT FIND SAMUEL

I Samuel 9:14-27

Homework

Victor M. Eskew

 

1.      Outline the text:

 

vi.                I Samuel 9:14-17

vii.              I Samuel 9:18-21

viii.            I Samuel 9:22-24

ix.                I Samuel 9:25-27

 

2.      Who met Saul and the servant as they entered the city? (I Sam. 9:14)

 

 

3.

 

 

4.

 

5.

 

 

6.

 

 

7.      Who would Saul deliver the Israelites from? (I Sam. 9:16)

 

 

8. 

 

9.

 

 

 

10.

 

 

11.  Where did Samuel tell Saul to go (I Sam. 9:19)

 

 

 

12.  What is the meaning of the

 

 

13.

 

 

14.  What is the meaning of the

 

 

15.  What two excuses did Saul give as to why he should not be selected as king? (I Sam. 9:21)

 

A.

 

B.

 

16.  Where did Samuel bring his two guests? (I Sam. 9:22)

 

 

17.  Where did he sit them? (I Sam. 9:22)

 

 

18.  How many guests were present? (I Sam. 9:23)

 

 

19.

 

 

20.  To whom was this special portion given? (I Sam. 9:25)

 

 

21.  After eating at the high place, where did Samuel take Saul to commune with him? (I Sam. 9:25)

 

 

22.

 

 

23. 

 

24. 

 

25.  Why did Samuel want to be alone with Saul? (I Sam. 9:28)

 

 

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