Bible Commentaries

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

2 Samuel

Book Overview - 2 Samuel

by Daniel Whedon

2 SAMUEL.

SECTION THIRD.

HISTORY OF DAVID. — 2 SAMUEL, CHAPS. 1-24.

This Second Book of Samuel is a direct continuation of the preceding history, and needs no separate introduction. It contains the history of David’s reign. We have already, in the history of Saul, been introduced to this distinguished warrior, and have followed him in his wanderings, as he fled to and fro from the face of persecution. We shall now see how he attains the throne of Israel, and how successfully he administers the affairs of the kingdom through an eventful period of forty years.