Judaism Passage: 1 SAMUEL 8:4–8 1.
The following passage tells how the Hebrews asked the prophet Samuel to appoint their king. Use the quotation and your knowledge of world history to answer questions 1 and 2.
“Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “. . . appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations.” . . . Samuel prayed to the Lord, and the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. Just as they have done to me, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so also they are doing to you.”
1 SAMUEL 8:4–8 1.
A. What seems to be the writer’s reaction to the Hebrews’ demand for a king?
B. Who does this passage say was Israel’s real king?
c. The Lord