Excerpt from ANUNNAKI, EVOLUTION OF THE GODS * by Sasha Alex Lessin, Ph.D. (Anthropology, U.C.L.A.) & Janet Kira Lessin (CEO, Aquarian Media)
Continued from Part 3, Enlil Nuked Sinai; Fallout Killed Sumer
ENLIL RAN ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB & JOSEPH
After 2025, only Abraham’s army, of Enlil’s Earthling forces survived the nuclear holocaust and its fallout he had caused. Abraham’s band lived because Enlil sent it to the Negev.
Enlil’s Men Circumcised, Branded Themselves
Enlil wanted his surviving Earthlings branded. He ordered Abraham, then 99, and his male followers to cut off their foreskins so their penises would look like those of Anunnaki. Abraham and his men would have phalluses like Anunnaki, who could see, by their amputation, they obeyed Enlilites.
He told Abraham that after circumcision, “Unto thy seed have I given this land from the brook of Egypt [Nile] until the River Euphrates” [Encounters: 257].
Enlil Made Abraham Betray Hagar and Is-mael
Enlil said Abraham, with his wife and half-sister, Sarah, would beget a son to replace Is-mael, Abraham’s son with his secondary wife (Sarah’s erstwhile Egyptian slave) Hagar. Abraham had raised Is-mael as his heir, due (all thought) to rule Canaan [Encounters: 288].
When Sarah bore Isaac, she told Abraham, “Rid us of that slave woman. Her son never shall the inheritance of my son Isaac share.”
Enlil agreed. He told Abraham, “Heed Sarah. Your descendants shall spring from Isaac. Ishmael, son of the maidservant too shall a nation begat, for Ishmael too springs from you.” Enlil told Abraham, “Evict Hagar you must.” Enlil thus tested Abraham’s loyalty and drove a wedge between Abraham and Hagar.
Abraham gave Hagar bread and a water skin and left her and Ishmael in the Beersheeba wilderness. “When the water in the skin was gone, she put Is-mael under one of the bushes. She thought, ‘I cannot watch the boy die.’
No sooner had Hagar been left to die in the desert, than Enlil showed her a well,” saved her and Is-mael, won “her undivided loyalty.” Ishmael begat the ancestors of Arabs who to this day compete with the descendants of Isaac for Canaan.
“Kill Isaac,” Enlil Ordered
“When Isaac grew, the apple of old Abraham’s eye, to adulthood, Enlil tested whether Abraham still obeyed. Enlil told Abraham to take Isaac to a distant mountain, far from eyes of others, and murder him in cold blood. Better there no witnesses around to add to the growing discontent among humans to the gods.”
Abraham and Isaac came to the place Enlil indicated. “Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood and bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar atop the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.”
But an Emissary of Enlil appeared and said, “Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, for now I know that you fear god since you have not withheld your son from Me. Because you have not withheld your son, indeed I will greatly bless you and I will greatly multiply your seed and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies because you have obeyed My voice.”
“Abraham passed the test; he was now ready to perform any task for Enlil. Enlil made sure everyone knew about his favorite boy, Abraham.
“Many tribal heads, kings and priests came to seek his favor and suck up to Abraham to avoid acts of vengeance from the god” [Encounters: 259, 288; Slave Species: 202, 212, 234 to 236; Genesis, 21:10 to 14].
Jacob/Israel Saw UFO, Beat an Anunnaki on Harran Trek
Abraham, worried Isaac would marry a local Canaanite and dilute their Enlilite bloodline from Sumer, sent him back to Harran on the Euphrates to marry a daughter of their relatives there. Isaac brought Rebecca back from Harran to Canaan. In 1963 BCE Rebecca bore Isaac’s twin boys, Esau and Jacob.
Famine from drought struck Canaan when the twins matured. Isaac would’ve sent them to Egypt (where the Nile’s waters protected the people from famine) for brides but Enlil warned them not to cross the still lethally radioactive Sinai to Egypt. He ordered Isaac’s family to an area of Canaan where wells tapped water. There Esau married a local.
Isaac sent Jacob to Harran to marry the daughters of Leban (Isaac’s maternal uncle).
On his journey north to Harran, “in a nighttime vision, Jacob saw a UFO, except for him it was not UNidentified; he realized its occupants were ‘angels of Elohim’ [Anunnaki] and their Commander” [Enlil]. These “angels” were “flesh and blood human emissaries.”
In Harran, Jacob asked Leban for Leban’s daughter Rachael. Leban said Jacob must first marry Rachael’s older sister Leah and, in Harran, earn dowries for both women.
Jacob worked 20 years for Leban. Then Jacob “dreamed” Enlil’s messenger bade him return to Canaan. The messenger, also in a dream, warned Leban to let Jacob and his wives go.
On his way back from Harran to Canaan, Jacob paused at the Yabbok Crossing of the Jordan River. “Uncertain what his brother Esau’s attitude” was toward him, as a rival to rule Abraham’s tribe, Jacob sent his party ahead.
An Anunnaki attacked Jacob at the Crossing. They wrestled and, though Jacob dislocated his thigh, he pinned and held the Nibiran all night.
In the morning, Jacob let him go for a blessing.
As his blessing, the defeated Anunnaki renamed Jacob ISRA-EL [he who fought a god]. Israel, who limped into Esau’s camp, became the patriarch of Enlil’s loyalists, “the Children of Israel” [Encounters: 250 to 256].
In 1953 BCE in Sumer, Ishme-Dagan, third successor to Isin, rebuilt Enlil’s temple at Nippur and declared Sumer and Akkad habitable again. Anu and Enlil accepted Marduk’s rule in Babylon. A year later, Enlilite loyalists to Inanna, Ninurta, Adad (Teshub) and Enlil (as Ashur) from Mari, relatives of Abraham and his descendants, formed a vise around Babylon, starting with Elam (Iran) and Gutium on the southeast and east; Assyria and Hatti in the north and Mari on the mid-Euphrates [End: 126, 127; Wars: 344].
Enlil’s Assyria, north of Babylon, in 1900 BCE attacked Marduk and Bablylon. Ilushuma won the territory down the Tigris all the way to the border of Elam. He liberated Ur and Nippur from Marduk for a while. The struggle between Babylon and Assyria continued for a millennium.
Adad’s Hittites spread from Turkey to the Landing Platform at Baalbek Lebanon and the Center in Jerusalem [End: 141 to 144].
Joseph Saved Egypt, Brought Israelites There
In Canaan in 1870 Rachael and Jacob begat Joseph. Joseph’s half-brothers hated him. They hated how he obsessed with dream interpretation. They sold him as a slave to caravaners, who took him to Egypt.
In Egypt, an official of the pharaoh worked Joseph as a household slave. The official’s wife tried to seduce Joseph.
When he refused her sex, she said he’d propositioned her. The official jailed him. In jail, Joseph won renown as he kept reading dreams.
In 1848 BCE Amenemhet III ascended Egypt’s throne of Egypt. He sent for Joseph to interpret a dream that seven skinny cows ate seven fat cows and seven scorched ears of grain ate seven healthy ones. “Your dreams show Egypt’ll have seven years of good harvest, then seven of famine,” said Joseph, who had been coached by Enlil.
In 1840 BCE, Amenemhet made Joseph overseer of Egypt, responsible to store water and grain from the 7 good years for the 7 lean ones. Joseph channeled Nile water at high flood levels through a natural depression to an artificial lake near Hawara. He built canals and underground pipes for miles in the Fayum area and made Fayem the breadbasket of Egypt.
When drought and famine struck the Near East, refugees poured into Egypt where vegetables, fruit, and fish still, thanks to Joseph, abounded.
In 1833 BCE, Jacob/Israel (now 130 years old) and his sons (even those who sold Joseph as a slave) joined the refugees to Egypt from Canaan. Joseph forgave his half-brothers and invited their descendants and dependents (the Children of Israel) to Egypt.
In Egypt, for 300 years, Jacob’s descendants, the Israelites, prospered and multiplied till they numbered 600,000 [Encounters: 289 to 291; 152–153; Expeditions:116 to 128]..
MOSES AND ISRAELITES LEFT MARDUK’S EGYPT
Enlil’s Power Grew Against Marduk’s Egypt & Babylon
Thothmose I of Marduk’s new Egyptian regime invaded Enlilite Sumer to the Euphrates River, where Abraham’s kin and their descendants lived. Thothmose expected Enlilite retaliation. Enlilite Hittites, in 1595 BCE, won Babylon, and jailed Marduk at Hana, near the Euphrates. In 1560 BCE Mitanni Horites from Syria and Lebanon, allied with the potentially allied Israelites in Egypt, attacked Marduk’s regime there.
In 1551 BCE Kassites related to Hyksos in Egypt (both venerated Marduk as Ra) took Babylon, freed Marduk [End: 144 to147].
Joseph’s Spawn (Israelites) Menaced Egypt from Within
Marduk’s man, Thothmose III, marched past the Sinai along the Mediterranean, through Canaan, fought Mitanni, and took both Mission Control in Jerusalem and the Landing Place in Lebanon. He impoverished and overworked Israelites in Egypt to keep them too weak to help the armies of their Enlilite kin against Egypt.
Joseph’s daughter Tiye bore a child. Marduk’s pharaoh feared Egypt’s growing Israelite population would join the Enlilites from Mitanni and overwhelm Egypt. Joseph’s kin, the Israelites, might rally behind a boy born to Tiye. So he ordered Tiye’s sons killed. Tiye, however, put Moses in a waterproof box of bulrushes which she floated downstream to Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut adopted the boy and called him “Moses.” She gave him “the epithet common in her dynasty with the component mss (Mose).”
Moses grew up an Egyptian prince. He killed an Egyptian overseer he saw beat an Israelite.
Thothmose IV ordered Moses killed, but Moses fled or was banished to Sinai. There he married the daughter of a Midianite priest.
Meanwhile, in 1460 BCE, Elam and Anshan, east and northeast of Babylon, formed Persia (Iran) under Enlilite champion Ninurta. Horites captured Syria and Lebanon and challenged Egypt. Then Marduk’s Egyptian armies thrust into Canaan and advanced northward against the Mitanni in Syria [End: 154].
Enlil Told Moses, “Take Jacob’s People to Canaan”
In 1450 BCE Pharaoh Amenhotep II dropped Moses’ death sentence. Enlil told Moses, “Go to Egypt, show the Pharaoh magic. Tell him to let my people go.”
Amenhotep knew that if he let the Israelites go, they’d ally with their Mitanni kinsmen against Marduk-ruled Egypt. So, instead, Amenhotep ordered each Israelite to make three times more bricks per day. To get Pharaoh to let them go, Enlil said he hit Egypt with plagues, infestations, cattle diseases, darkness, and weather chaos Nibiru’s nearing created.
The Kobrin Bible details the devastation for which Enlil claimed credit. The Old Testament spins the disasters into a tale of Yahweh’s execution of all non-Israelite firstborn children and cows in Egypt to hurt Marduk’s pharaoh.
Finally, in 1433 BCE, Pharaoh told the Israelites, “Go,” then sent chariots after them. Enlil, whose astronomical computers showed him exactly how the Red Sea drained and refilled as Nibiru now neared Earth, guided the Israelite exodus.
Enlil Ran Moses
For 40 years, Enlil led Moses and the Israelites through the desert to the edge of Sina. Nights, he led with a “fiery beacon”; days, with a dark cloud. He fed the Israelites and protected them from Amalekites. Enlil demanded they kill 3000 of their number who worshipped other Anunnaki and kill 23,000 for having sex before they married [Exodus 32:26 to 28; Corinthians 10:8; Divine: 295].
In 1394 BCE, a comet hit Earth, disintegrated, and made day last 20 hours as Joshua and the Israelites attacked the Canaanites near Beth-Horon and delayed sunrise 20 hours on Titicaca’s southern shore within the Andes.
In 1383 BCE Enlil landed his aircraft on Mt. Sinai and ordered Moses up the mountain. There Moses heard Enlil’s orders. He came down and relayed the orders to the Israelites. Then Enlil, with an amplifier, told the Israelites obey or die.
Enlil again flew to the mountaintop, ordered Moses up. He gave Moses plans for a Yahweh-temple in Jerusalem and told him how to build an Ark, a box for a communication unit. With the Ark, Moses’ brother Aaron and his priest-lineage could message Enlil, pose questions, and get “Yes” or “No” answers.
Also, to stow in the Ark, Enlil gave Moses stone tablets with commandments. Enlil had probably manufactured the tablets with something like our emerging reduplicative computing technology.
Enlil told Moses to store the monoatomic gold (with which he’d been medicating the Israelites) in the Ark to lighten it. The Ark weighed many tons. It may have housed a small nuclear reactor; when Moses returned to the Israelites, he glowed with radiation.
When they crossed the Jordan River, Enlil “parted the waters” with HAARP-type technology so the Israelites could cross [Journeys: 193].
Enlil’s tablets commanded the Israelites to reject all other Nibiran gods, spend every seventh day worshiping him, subjugate women and kids, forgo murder, adultery, theft, and false witness. They must not crave others’ homes, wives, slaves, and property [African Temples: 86].
King Kadashman-Enlil of Babylon expected Nibiru’s return soon. In 1260, he changed Babylon’s Marduk (Satan)-worship to Yahweh (Enlil) and Adad (Viracocha)-worship [End: 178].
Yahweh’s man, King Tiglat-Pileser I of Assyria, beat Satan’s forces in Lebanon and caught Marduk in 1260 BCE. In the turbulent times as all awaited Nibiru’s nearing, migrants and invaders flooded western Asia, Asia Minor, the Mediterranean coast, and Arabia. The invaders, known as “Peoples of the Sea” or Philistines, repulsed in Egypt, invaded Canaan and settled the southern plain, and attacked the Jews’ northern clans.
David, leader of a 600-man guerilla army who had allied with the Philistines, stood down at their request and let them defeat Saul at Gilboa. David and his band headquartered at Hebron. David killed the Igigi half-breeds in Hebron and made himself king of the Israelites there. He established his identity as Enlil-Yahweh’s man. His men declared “him king of the new kingdom of Judah, which was made up mostly of non-Hebrew Kenites, Calebites, Jebusites, and other Canaanites.
“David sought to build himself up politically by marrying Saul’s daughter. He created a united Jewish kingdom with its capital at Jerusalem.”
David installed Moses’ comm-device (the ark) in Jerusalem, made the worship of Yahweh official for his kingdom, and laid heavy tribute on neighboring Edomites, Moabites, Amorites, and Syrians. He took control of the caravan routes where the Philistines had been collecting tribute.”
David’s erstwhile Philistine allies, therefore, attacked him but he got ahead (Goliath’s) and defeated them [Urantia: 97:9]
David brought Yahweh’s Ark on a cart into his fights with the Philistines. An Israelite soldier who tried to steady the cart was radiated and died. At one point, the Philistines captured the Ark. Radiation from the Ark killed its captors and all near it, so they returned it to David [Journeys: 194].
An Israelite soldier who tried to steady the cart was radiated and died. At one point, the Philistines captured the Ark. Radiation from the Ark killed its captors and all near it, so they returned it to David [Journeys: 194].
In 1003 BCE, David took Jerusalem and made it his capital, “seeking a more secure location as the wars with the neighboring Philistines intensified.
David donned “the priestly garment of the High Priest with its oracular breastplate to get Yahweh’s direction.” The prophet Nathan told David that not he, but his son [Solomon] would build the temple in Jerusalem because David had set up his Hittite general, Uriah, to die ao he could marry Uriah’s widow, Bathsheba.
David gave Yahweh-Enlil’s handwritten plans for a temple there to his son, Solomon” [End: 192, 193; Journeys: 191].
By 1000 BCE, Ninghzidda and his followers ran high-civilization Yucatan temple centers, while in Canaan, Israelite leader David took Jerusalem and made it his capital. David’s successor, Solomon, died in 931 BCE; Abraham’s descendants split their turf into the kingdoms of Judea in the south, Israel in the north. Until 910 BCE, Jeroboam, Rehoboam, Abijah, Nadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, then Omri ruled Israel. [II Samuel 7:2-17].
In 872 B.C., the leading Phoenician, Ithbaal, King of Tyre, a descendant of Enki and Inanna, sealed an alliance with Israel. Ithbaal gave his daughter Jezebel to AHAB, the successor of Omri as King of Israel. Jezebel was therefore a descendant of both the Enkiite clan and Marduk and the Enlilite clan, led by Enlil-Yahweh; she was therefore a natural bridge between these rival factions. Jezebel was to be Ahab’s principal wife. She believed the alliance between Phoenicia and Israel could “replace separatism, pragmatism replace ideology and trade replace bloodshed. Through Jezebel’s marriage to Ahab, Tyre would develop the Red Sea port of Etzion Geber” and “Tryian ships would ply the coasts of Arabia and East Africa, as far as India for spices and silk. Tyre would pay Israel handsomely in tolls and fees.”
Jezabel is a culture hero in the struggle against the suppression of diversity and perpetuation of female enslavement. For thirty years, almost 3000 years ago, Jezabel moved her nation toward justice and appreciation of women, minorities, and diverse spiritual practices. Her life reminds us that we must free ourselves from the ET Nibirans’ woman-suppressing attitudes, miscegenation Nibiru’s King Anu, Earth Goldmining Expedition Chief Yahweh, Yahweh’s rival Allah (Marduk) as well as Popes and fundamentalists of all stripes have inflicted upon us. Jezebel reminds us to accept our essential oneness as humanity. Pop culture has morphed Jezebel as a whore. But historically, this did not mean she was promiscuous. She wasn’t. She was a whore as far as Yahweh was concerned because she tolerated Israel’s devotion to other Anunnaki instead of only him.
Jezebel came to a magnificent temple of Astarte/Inanna Ahab build for her in Samaria, north of Jerusalem. She traveled with servants, traders, and emissaries of Tyre, 400 priestesses, and 450 priests. When Ahab defeated an Assyrian attack, ELIJAH, Enlil’s representative in Israel, blamed Jezebel for Ahab’s decision not to sacrifice the captured Assyrian king and his men to Enlil and instead create an alliance with Assyria. Enlil and Elijah wanted Ahab and Jezebel deposed and killed.
Enlil evidently either used a HAARP-type weather device or observed weather patterns and took credit for them to punish the Israelites for their merciful treatment of the Assyrians and Ahab’s failure to prevent worship in Israel of other Nibiran “gods.” Elijah created a challenge: Enlil’s priests and Jezebel’s would see whose cattle sacrifice Enlil would accept on Mt. Carmel. Enlil, of course, accepted his priests’ bull but rejected the bull of Jezebel’s priests, whom the witnesses then, at Elijah’s insistence, killed. Jezebel, furious, exiled Elijah; he fled Israel. But in Israel, Enlil’s priests framed Jezebel as engineering the death of a landowner whose property she coveted. Elijah issued a fatwa–“Dogs shall eat Jezebel.“
Enlil took Elijah aloft in his aircraft (but told ELISHA, Elijah’s successor as Prophet of Yahweh that he killed Elijah). Elisha engineered another Assyrian attack, in which Ahab was killed. Then Elisha suborned HAZAEL, Ahab’s Chief of Staff. Enlil had Hazael murder the King of Assyria. Hazael then made himself the ruler of Assyria. He made a deal with the generals of Israel and Judea (Judea was now ruled by the son of Jezebel and Ahab) to murder the rulers of both Israel and Judea. Hazael made JEHU (a descendant of Zimri who’d assassinated Israel’s king Elah before Ahab’s father Omri killed him) King of Israel and had his men throw Jezebel to her death from her second story to be torn apart by mastiff dogs.
“The morning after Jehu’s triple regicide, Jehu consolidated his power. He ordered every male in any way related to the House of Ahab’s father Omri,” King Joram’s counselors and priests, fleeing attendants of Jezebel trying to get back to Tyre seized and beheaded so blood would be the hands of all surviving authorities.
Tyre and Judea, the latter now ruled by Jezebel’s daughter ATHALIAH, cut relations with Israel so the Syrians easily subjugated Jehu and Israel, left Israel with only peasants to keep growing food, deported 500,000 soldiers, priests, scribes officials and craftsmen of Israel (the ten tribes of Israel that were “lost”) to other parts of the Assyrian empire and replaced the deported Israelis with settlers from other parts of the empire [Jezebel: 26-31, 93-197].
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****1040 BC: Saul reigns from roughly 1040-1000 BC
1035 BC: David is likely born in Bethlehem between 1040 and 1030 BC.
1030 BC: Jonathan is a mighty warrior of whom his own father is jealous (1Sam 13-14). He is fiercely
and loyally defended by his men against Saul’s intent to kill him.
1025 BC: David is anointed by Samuel (1Sam 16) at age 10-13 – which Saul undoubtedly hears about,
later choosing to keep David nearby for observation and ready dispatch.
1023 BC: David, bar-mizvah’d, serves Saul in an ad hoc musical capacity (1Sam 16:17, “provide me a
man”). He returns to his father’s house to tend sheep, but comes to Saul when needed – (1Sam 17:15).
1020 BC: David defeats Goliath probably at 15-17 years of age (1Sam 17)
1020 BC: Jonathan, who is much older than David, becomes one in spirit with him (1Sam 18:1).
1015 BC: Because of his reputation he was appointed armor-bearer to Saul (1Sam 16:21 – it may be
mentioned in chap. 16, but the actual event is probably later – i.e. “he [later] became…”).
1010 BC: Saul banishes David from his court, yet he makes him commander of a thousand (1Sam 18:13).
Maybe he hopes David will die in battle. David is perhaps 25 years old.
1008 BC: His success as a warrior has made Saul offer him the hand of his daughter Michal “as a snare.”
(1Sam 18:21). Michal marries him, and she loves him (1Sam 18:27-28).
1007 BC: At Jonathan’s warning (and Michal’s), David flees from Saul to Samuel at Ramah (1Sam 19).
Michal remains behind with Saul. An evil spirit caused Saul to pursue David, but he is stopped by the
Spirit of God at Ramah. Ps 59
1006 BC: David and Jonathan covenant together at Ramah (1Sam 20)
1006 BC: David flees to Nob and is helped by Ahimelech the priest (1Sam 21). He gives David the
consecrated bread, and the sword of Goliath. Doeg the Edomite is present. Ps 56.
1006 BC: David flees to Achish, king of the Philistine city of Gath, the first time (1Sam 21:10). He feigns
madness to protect himself and his men, and he is expelled. Ps 34.
1005 BC: David hides at the Cave at Adullam (1Sam 22:1-5) where he is joined by 30 chiefs. Three enter
the camp of the Philistines to get David an off-handed request for a drink of water (1Chr. 11:15). His
father’s household joins him there. Ps 142.
1005 BC: David takes his parents to Mizpah of Moab leaving them with the king (1Sam 22:3-4)
1005 BC: Doeg the Edomite, at Saul’s command, kills Ahimelech the priest who helped David and his
men. He also kills 85 priests and everyone at Nob for helping David. Abiathar, the son of the priest flees
to David with the ephod (1Sam 22:6-23). Ps 52.
1005 BC: David liberates Keilah from the Philistines (1Sam 23:6). Saul hears of it and gathers his forces
against David at Keilah. Using the ephod, David learns that the people of Keilah will betray him to Saul,
and so he flees again. Jonathan visits him at Ziph and covenants with him again (23:16). Ziphites betray
David, but God hides him from Saul in the Desert of Ziph. Ps 63.
1005 BC: Saul pursues David at en-Gedi. Ps 54. David cuts of a corner of his robe in the cave near the
Crags of the Wild goats. When Saul leaves the cave, David pleads his cause and his intent not to harm
Saul (1Sam 24). He returns to his stronghold (Masada?). Ps 57. This is just before Samuel dies (1Sam
1005 BC: David is living “off the land” as he encounters Nabal and Abigail at Carmel (1Sam 25). His
men kindly provide protection for Nabal’s flocks expecting to be paid, but Nabal rebuffs them. David
threatens to kill Nabal for his affront until Abigail diplomatically intercedes with food and praise. David
has married Ahinoam of Jezreel (1Sam 25:43). When Nabal dies shortly after this incident, David marries
Abigail as well. In David’s absence, Saul gives Michal to Paltiel in Gallim, which is probably on the
border near Jerusalem.
1004 BC: David encounters Saul and his 3000 men in his camp at Hakilah, having been betrayed by the
Ziphites a second time. He spares Saul’s life again (1Sam 26). Saul “repents” of his pursuit of David, but
David doesn’t trust him.
1004 BC: David flees to Gath a second time with 600 men and their families. Saul stops his pursuit of
David (1Sam 27:4).
1003 BC: After living with Achish at Gath probably for a month or two, David asks to move to Ziklag
with his men (1Sam 27:6). David “serves” the Philistines for over a year (see 1Sam 29:3). Achish defends
David against his officers (1Sam 29:1-11).
1000 BC: Samuel dies (1Sam 28:3). Saul solicits the witch of Endor to call up Samuel (1Sam 28:4-7). He
prophesies Saul will die the next day. In a battle with the Philistines on Mt. Gilboa, three of Saul’s sons
die; Saul is wounded and falls on his sword (1Sam 31). David’s Lament (2Sam 1:17-27). David’s service
is “dismissed” by the Philistines. The Amalekites raze Ziklag and take the wives of David’s men (1Sam
28-2Sam 1). David and 400 men recapture the women, but 200 men cannot go. David shares the plunder
equally with them, and with the elders of Judah.
1000 BC: David with the help of his allies assumes control of Judah, and is anointed its king with Hebron
as his capital (2Sam 2:7). He reigns for 7 years and 6 months (2Sam 2:11). While there, he marries
Maacah, daughter of the king of Geshur. He also marries Haggith, Abital, and Eglah (2Sam 3:1-5) and
has sons and daughters by all but Michal (2Sam 6:23).
Chronology by William Grosh