1 Samuel 15: On Some Gilgal Gab about Saul’s “Repentance” and the Lord’s “Regret” (Bible Talk, Ep. 89)

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In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex, Jim and Sam chat about the beginning of the end for Saul.


1:48 / What job does the Lord give Saul to do? (15:1–3)

6:22 / Why should Saul’s actions not be considered merciful?

8:29 / How do the Lord, Saul, and Samuel respond to Israel’s military victory?

14:39 / What were Saul’s motives in sparing Agag and the best of livestock?

16:35 / “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD?” (15:22)

20:12 / What’s wrong with Saul’s response to Samuel? (15:24–25)

22:38 / David is “better than” Saul (15:29). 

25:07 / Jim explains how the phrase “the glory of Israel” is related to a superscription in psalms (15:29).

28:37 / How does the Lord regret and not regret in this passage? (15:11, 29)

33:05 / How does the author of Hebrews read 1 Samuel 15:22’s contribution to the OT?

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Graphic: Samuel Cursing Saul, Hans Holbein the Younger (1526-28)


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