1 Samuel 1-1 Kings 2

Richie Morgan offers this large scale chiasm

A Samuel succeeds elderly Eli and rules over all Israel (1 Sam. 1-7)

B Saul’s Failure (1 Sam. 8-15)

C David’s initial rise to popularity in Saul’s kingdom (1 Sam. 16-20)

D David flees; Saul has priests killed (1 Sam. 21-22)

E David saves city of Keilah (1 Sam. 23:1-18)

F Ziphites betray David and he spares Saul’s life (1 Sam. 23:19-24:22)

X David and Abigail (1 Sam. 25)

F` Ziphites betray David and he spares Saul’s life (1 Sam. 26)

E` David protects towns in Judah (1 Sam. 27)

D` Saul and sons killed (1 Sam. 28-31)

C` David’s initial rise to power over all Israel (2 Sam. 1-8)

B` David’s Failure (2 Sam. 9-20)

A` Solomon succeeds elderly David; David’s final years (2 Sam. 21-1 Kings 2)

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