Where did David go after this great defeat at the hands of the Philistines?
Who anointed David the second time?
The men of Judah
How long did David reign over Judah?
7 years and 6 months
Who was Abner?
Whom did Abner set up as king of Israel?
Ish-bosheth, Saul's son
Hw long did Ish-bosheth reign over Israel?
What was the result of Israel and Judah having separate kings?
Continual war scrimmages
What event caused Israel to favor David?
Abner deserted Ish-bosheth and joined David
What was David's response to Abner?
He received him with honor
What was Joab's response to Abner's change of loyalty?
He felt that Abner was not sincere and killed him in revenge for the death of Asahel whom Abner had killed.
Did David approve Joab's murder of Abner?
No, he mourned Abner's death.
Why did David not punish Joab at this time?
He was probably not in a strong enough position on the throne to exert punishment on such a powerful general who had always been loyal to him.
Who killed Ish-bosheth?
His own servants
What was David's reaction to the murderers of Ish-bosheth?
He had them put to death.
What was David's first conquest after he became the king of all Israel?
He conquered Jerusalem from the Jebusites.
What king assisted David in building Jerusalem?
Hiram, king of Tyre
Where is Tyre?
North of Canaan, on the border of the Mediterranean Sea
When the Philistines attacked again, what was David's first response?
He inquired of the Lord as to whether he should fit against them.
What great advantage occurred after this battle with he Philistines?
David regained land lost to the Philistines during the war in which Saul and Jonathan were killed.
What was God's great purpose for King David?
He was to deliver Israel from the Philistines.