First Samuel: Establishing the Throne of David

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An epic journey through one of the most prominent books of the Old Testament!

18 lessons, 2 videos per lesson

The book of Samuel chronicles a pivotal period in the story of salvation history, when the era of the judges was coming to a close and Samuel, the last of the judges and the first prophet, becomes the instrument by which God transitions Israel from a confederation of tribes to a kingdom. The Throne of David is established as a new institution, one that would usher in the long-awaited Messiah, the anticipated Lord and Savior, ensuring he would be known and recognized when he came.

Within this broader scope, First Samuel provides dozens of compelling accounts, including

  • The sad account of Eli and his wicked sons
  • The powerful faith of Hannah, once thought to be barren, who miraculously gives birth to Samuel
  • The call of Samuel by God
  • The rise and fall of Saul, the first king of Israel
  • The anointing of David and his famous battle with Goliath 
  • Saul’s manhunt for David
  • David and Jonathan’s strong friendship

In the 18 session study Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD, explores all these stories and more in First Samuel: Establishing the Throne of David. In addition, Fr. Kirby shows how the biblical accounts are still relevant today and can teach us valuable lessons to apply to our everyday life. Like Samuel, you will hear God’s call and be ready to respond to whatever he asks of you.

The full-color Study Guide contains: 

  • Extensive biblical commentary with supplemental material for each session, including references to related passages in the Catechism of the Catholic Church 
  • Excerpts from other Church documents and writings of saints 
  • Glossary of key words 
  • Beautiful sacred art
  • And much more!

Leader Pack includes:  1 Study Guide (with answers in the back) and 1 Parish Streaming License (with no expiration).

Author: Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD
Lecturer: Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD
Lessons: 18 Lessons
Length: 4-12 minutes (avg)
Publication Date: 2020
1 Parish Streaming License (with no expiration)

Sample Video:


Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD
Publication Date:
May 2020
Product Format:
Pdf: Samuel chpt 1.pdf

10 Reviews

  • 5
    They loved it!

    Posted by Diana on May 24th 2023

    Our parish has been offering Bible study classes for 14 years. "First Samuel" was one of t…

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  • 5

    Posted by Susan S. on May 24th 2023

    We did the 1Samuel study in our Parish on Wednesday mornings and Monday nights. We had about 50 peop…

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  • 5
    First Samuel is a great study for these times

    Posted by Jeanne I. on May 24th 2023

    We decided to use this study during 2020/21 for our 60 person Bible Study because it included online…

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  • 5
    Bible Study Group Leader

    Posted by Karen G. on May 24th 2023

    I must admit, I did not have great expectations of this study but I was pleasantly surprised! This I…

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  • 5
    Bible Study Coordinater

    Posted by Melanie W. on May 24th 2023

    First Samuel was Excellent. It is a book not many of the ladies (we had a little over 50 this year) …

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  • 5
    Our group is ready to continue with Second Samuel!

    Posted by Laura H. on May 24th 2023

    We did this study of First Samuel online in the Spring of 2021. Every time we discuss what study we …

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  • 5
    1st Samuel

    Posted by Diane G. on May 24th 2023

    One of my favorite studies and am looking so forward to 2nd Samuel.

  • 5
    Best Bible Study Ever!

    Posted by Roxana on May 24th 2023

    I learned so much from doing this bible study. It Father Kirby is excellent! I Can't wait to d…

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  • 5
    My Favorite Bible Study

    Posted by Cristina on May 24th 2023

    This is my favorite Bible Study. Father Kirby did an excellent job!! I Can't wait for 2 Samuel…

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