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. Chap. I. AN.
N Account of Saul's Rejection,
and David's Designation to the Throne
Page 1 Chap. II. A Digresion concerning Samuel,
the Prophets, and their School Chap. III. What ensued upon David's being
anointed to the Succesion of the Throne, together with the Occasion of his being called to Saul's Court
23 Chap. IV. David's Duel with Goliah
35 Chap. V. The Friendship of David and Jona
than. Some Difficulties in the sacred Text cleared. David's Combat compared with
that of Dioxippus the Athenian Athlete 45 Chap. VI. The Rise and Effects of Saul's En
mity to David. Merab promised to David, and given to another
55 Chap. VII. Michal promised to David. The
Nature of the required Dower explained at large
63 Chap. VIII. Saul's Persecutions continued. David's hgnal Deliverances
Chap. IX. A Conjecture concerning the Cir
cumstances of his Escape, grounded on the xviiith Pfalm ; submitted to the candid Reader. The Tempest described in this Pfalm, compared with that of Virgil in the first Georgic
8o. Chap. X. David flies to Samuel to Ramah.
Saul pursues him thither. What ensued thereupon. David returns to Jonathan at Gibeah, and is again obliged to fly. Their Solemn Covenant, and exquisite Distress at parting
94 Chap. XI. David flies to Ahimelech at
Nob: His Conduct there examined, and excused. From Nob he flies to Achish at Gath : His conduct there examined, and
accounted for Chap. XII. David flies to the Cave of Adul
lam. Some Account of the Perfons who
resorted to him there Chap. XIII. David flies to the Forest of
Hareth : His Employment here. Saul's Impatience for Revenge finely painted in the Text. The Priests at Nob massacred
130 Chap. XIV. The Siege of Keilah raised by David, and the Philistines defeated. What
Return the Men of Keilah intended to make
Chap. XXVII. Objections answered; and Rea-
fons urged, to few, that the Battle of
Of the LIFE and REIGN of
C H A P. I.
An Account of Saul's Rejection, and
David's Designation to the Throne.
HEN the decree of divine rejection and deposition was pass’d upon Saul, for his deli
berate and obstinate disobedience in relation to Amalek, David was, by a very express and particular designation of Almighty God, (such a designation as plainly shews its divine original) appointed to succeed him.
It will not be amiss to explain this matter a little more fully.