2 Samuel

About 2 Samuel

The books of 1 and 2 Samuel were once one book.
At the end of 1 Samuel, we read about the deaths of King Saul and his son, Jonathan.
2 Samuel tells us about David as Israel's king. He obeyed God for almost all his life, and God was happy with him. He won many fights against Israel's enemies. But he sometimes had problems with his own family.
After David's son, King Solomon, died, the Israelites became two separate kingdoms. Israel was the kingdom in the north and Judah was the kingdom in the south. Judah's kingdom included the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.