The Call for a King
Following the time of the judges,
the Israelites demanded a
centralized form of leadershipunder a king.
The Israelites were concernedabout the growing divisionamong the Twelve Tribes andthe increasing power of other nations.
Samuel, the last of the judges
and the first prophet of Israel,
anointed Saul as the first king of Israel.
David and then Solomon werethe next two kings of Israel.
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