Family relations of Levi, Aaron, Moses, Samuel, Heman and Asaph listed. Temple musicians appointed by David listed. The cities and common-lands of the Levites listed.
Children, leaders, lands and numbers of descendants of Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, Joseph and Asher listed.
Descendants of Benjamin listed.
People who lived in Jerusalem after the exile listed: children of Judah, priests, Levites, gatekeepers, servants, singers and others. The ancestors and descendants of King Saul are listed.
Philistines fight against Israel at Mount Gilboa. Israel fleesm and Saul’s sons die. Saul falls on his sword, after unsuccessfully asking his armourbearer to kill him. The Philistines invade Israel. Saul’s armour and head are placed in the temple of Dagon. Saul’s body is rescued by the men of Jabesh Gilead, and buried. Saul dies because he does not keep the word of the Lord, and consults a medium.
The elders enthusiastically declare David king at Hebron. The anointing was divinely sanctioned by the Lord via Samuel. David conquers the Jebusites, and rules from Jerusalem. Davd also has victory over the Philistines. At the cave of Adullam, David nostalgically wishes for some water from the well of Bethlehem. Three of his men break into the Philistine camp and get him some; David offers it to the Lord. The mighty men of David’s army are listed and described.