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Day 113 (April 23): Ark on the move, Michal upset at David’s behavior, Ark rests in tent, David’s Song of Praise, Michal punished for attitude

David Ark Jerusalem The Ark of the Covenant is on the move
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Day 112 (April 22): David is Israel’s king, conquers Philistines, takes Jerusalem, builds palace, tries to move Ark, Israel punished for Ark treatment

Abner David Joab map David moves capital from Hebron to Jerusalem
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Day 111 (April 21): Ishbosheth accuses Abner, Abner joins David, Joab’s revenge on Abner, David sings at funeral, Ishbosheth murdered, murderers killed

David's kingdom David anointed king of Judah
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Day 110 (April 20): Judah anoints David, Saul’s son declared king, Israel v. Judah, Abner kills Asahel, David’s sons, David’s descendants, David’s warriors heralded

Saul Jonathan die Just as Samuel said, the Philistines defeated the Israelites the next day. Many Israelites were killed and the rest fled. The enemy captured Saul’s sons, including Jonathan, and killed them.
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Day 109 (April 19): David takes revenge on Amalekites, Saul and sons die, David wrote a funeral song for Saul and Jonathan

David Saul drama Samuel the prophet
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Day 108 (April 18): David spares Saul again, Philistine refuge, two tribes join David, Saul talks to Samuel … who is dead, Philistines reject David

David v. Saul Instead of killing Saul, David cut off the edge of his robe without his noticing it. ‘The Lord forbid that I lay my hands on the King He has anointed,’ he told his men. And he stopped them attempting to kill Saul.
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Day 107 (April 17): Saul hunts for David, David praises God, David spares Saul, Samuel dies, Nabal’s stubborness, Abigail intercedes, David marries Abigail

God instructs Davd to save the people of Keilah from the Philistines.
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Day 106 (April 16): David hides in cave, pleads to God for protection, Gad joins David, Saul orders priests killed, David loyal to God, David protects Keilah

David and King Saul's son, Jonathan, are best friends. Jonathan helps protect David from being killed by his father.
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Day 105 (April 15): Jonathan helps David escape, David seeks shelter with Ahimelech in Nob, David’s psalm boasts of God

David kills Goliath David, the shepherd kills Goliath the Philistine with a slingshot and stone
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Day 104 (April 14): David proclaims God, David kills Goliath, marries Saul’s daughter, Saul jealous of David, tries to kill him, wife protects him, trusts God

David in Saul's court David plays harp in King Saul's court to calm him.
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Day 103 (April 13): Saul out of God’s favor, Samuel kills king, Samuel anoints David, David in Saul’s court, Goliath on scene, David inqures about reward

Saul disobeys Samuel talks to Saul
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Day 102 (April 12): Saul’s kin, Israelite and Philistine rifts, Saul disobeys God, Jonathan asks God for help in battle, Saul’s oath jeopardizes Jonathan

Samuel found Saul to anoint him king of Israel
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Day 101 (April 11): Samuel anoints Saul king, Holy Spirit came to Saul, Saul acclaimed king, defeats Ammonites, angered, retells his service

Quest for king The Philistines captured the Ark of the Covenant
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Day 100 (April 10): Eli dies from shock, Philistines cursed, return Ark, God hears Samuel, Israelite victory, Samuel’s greedy sons, Samuel warns quest for king

Samuel Hannah Hannah and
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Day 99 (April 9): Hannah prays for son, Samuel born and dedicated, Hannah’s Prayer, Eli’s disrespectful sons, Samuel hears God, Philistines capture Ark

Boaz Obed Ruth and Obed had a son named Obed. Obed is the grandfather of King David
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Day 98 (April 8): Descendants of Boaz, Hezron, Jerahmeel, Caleb, Hur, Judah, Shelah and Elkanah and how the Old Testament came to be

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Day 97 (April 7): Elimelech and sons die leaving wives, Naomi urges sons’ wives to return to homeland, Ruth stays, women go to Naomi’s family, Boaz marries Ruth

Levites and Benjaminites Locations of judges of Israel
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Day 96 (April 6): Levite and his concubine, evil of Gibeah, Israel wars against Benjamin, Benjamin defeated, Israel scrambles to find new wives for Benjamin

Samson and Delilah Samson asks for God to regain his strength one last time. He pushed the pillars down killing all the Philistines, including rulers when he caused it to crumble.
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Day 95 (April 5): Samson takes off Gaza’s gates, deceptive Delilah, Samson asks God for help one last time, Micah’s twisted religion, Dan attacks Micah

Samson became upset after being tricked and killed many Philistines in retaliation.
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Day 94 (April 4): Jepthah’s vow, Ephraim fights with Jepthah, Ibzan, Elon and Abdon are judges, Samson is born, his riddle, fury at Philistines

Abimelech Jephthah The elders of Gilead sent for Jephthah saying, ‘Come and be our commander! Help us fight the Ammonites!’ And they promised they would make him their leader. So Jephthah became their ruler and commander of the army.
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Day 93 (April 3): Shechem faces Abimelech, Tola become Jair are judges, Ammonites oppress Israel, Israelites seek exiled Jephthah as new commander

Gideon Abimelech In a matter of seconds the camp of the Midianites was a scene of fear and confusion. They thought a great army had taken them by surprise.
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Day 92 (April 2): Gideon defeats Midianites, kills kings, Succoth, Peniel leaders err, Gideon makes trophy ephod, Abimelech kills his brothers sparing Jotham

Judges Deborah served as a judge for Israel. She orchestrated a raid on Sisera with Barak.
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Day 91 (April 1): Deborah leads victory, Jael kills Sisera, Song of Deborah, Gideon becomes new judge

God appoints judges Book of Judges in the Bible
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Day 90 (March 31): Victories for Judah, Simeon, many battles lost, Israelites turn to Baal, God rescues with judges, Othniel, Ehud become judges

Altar controversy Joshua dies at the age of 110 and was buried on his own estate at Timnath-serah, in the hill country of Ephraim.
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Day 89 (March 30): Easterners return home, altar honors East/West union, altar controversial, Joshua’s last words, covenant renewed, Joshua, Eleazer die

Joshua Levites Cities of Refuge Israelites overlooking Canaan, the Promised Land
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Day 88 (March 29): Joshua’s land, cities of refuge, Levites territory

Allotting remaining land. Map of tribes of Israel with Tabernacle set in the city of Shiloh in Ephraim.
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Day 87 (March 28): More allotments of land to the tribes of Benjamin, Simeon, Zebulun, Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, Dan

Judah Ephraim and Manasseh Joseph and his wife Asenath, had two sons named Ephraim and Manasseh. Joseph, one of the 12 sons of Jacob (Israel), was given two portions of land, which were handed down to the tribes of his two sons.
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Day 86 (March 27): Allotments for Judah, Ephraim, and West Manasseh

Map of Joshua's campaigns in Canaan
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Day 85 (March 26): 31 kings defeated, tribes divvy up lands east and west of Jordan, Caleb gets allotment for past courage

Achan Israel tricked Achan and family are killed for their part in losing to a battle against Ai. Achan had taken loot when God told them not to.
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Day 83 (March 24): Israelites lose Ai battle, Achan punished for disobeying God, Israelites defeat Ai, Covenant renewed, Gibeonites trick Israel, God is angry