For sheer interest, 1 Samuel is unsurpassed. Not only does it recount eventful history, it is
eventful history interwoven with the biographies of three colourful personalities, Samuel, Saul, and David.
The book can be divided up with reference to these three biographies.
- In Chapters 1-7 it is Samuel who is prominent.
- In Chapters 8-15 Saul is under consideration.
- In Chapters 16-31 it is David who is the focus of attention.