The ark of the covenant was not to be misused. God made that very clear to both Israel and its mortal enemies in the days of Samuel, Saul, and David, the Philistines.Continue Reading

JOSIAH IS remembered as one of the best kings of the House of David. But even though his reforms brought Judah back to the Lord, the sins of his grandfather, Manasseh, had been so great that God only delayed His punishment on the kingdom of Judah until after Josiah’s death.Continue Reading

OUR STUDY of the Old Testament now moves to the time of the creation of the monarchy in Israel. We discuss the birth of Samuel, the loss of the Ark of the Covenant, and the resulting humiliation of Dagon and punishment on the Philistines. Click here for the notes and the audio.Continue Reading