Overview of 2Samuel

10th book of the BIBLE, Old Testament and 5th of the 12 historical books

David is the central character in 2 Samuel. In fact, the entire book is centered around him..

The story of David begins in 1 Samuel 16 and ends in 2 Kings 2.

David is the halfway point between Abraham and Christ

The closing chapters of 2 Samuel summarizes David’s words and deeds.

David’s Character is characterized by:






While he sometimes fails in his personal life, he is always penitent and returns to God.

David, unlike many of the kings that will follow him, he never allows idolatry to become a problem during his reign

The theme of worship bringing about repentance appears repeatedly in the book of 2 Samuel.