Essay Question 2
During the time of Samuel, why did the people of Israel desire a king? Why was Saul chosen, and, ultimately, why was he rejected? What attribute did David display that made him a better king than Saul? What sin did Solomon commit that ultimately led to the division of Israel after his death? Submit this assignment through SafeAssign by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 4.
Regarding Essay #2:
Your task is to craft a 750-1000 word essay (double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman) that answers this specific question: During the time of Samuel, why did the people of Israel desire a king? Why was Saul chosen, and ultimately, why was he rejected? What attribute did David display that made him a better king than Saul? What sin did Solomon commit that ultimately led to the division of Israel after his death? Your essay should begin with a clear thesis statement, which is your claim. Your task is to answer this question and prove your claim (thesis). This claim must provide an appropriate answer to the question that you then defend in the rest of the essay. In other words, you must explain why your answer to the question is the best answer available by defending, clarifying and explaining your claim and (if needed) refuting opposing claims. As you do so, you want to make sure that you defend your claim primarily with direct biblical evidence and properly footnoted quotes and paraphrases from Essence of the Old Testament, although you may use properly footnoted quotes and paraphrases from other academic sources (not your favorite pastor). If you choose to use other academic sources and are not familiar with such research, please consult the Liberty Online library. There is an undergraduate liaison who can explain how to use such research tools. Please remember that any phrases, thoughts or ideas that you get from the textbook or other sources must follow proper Turabian formatting. Please click on the Liberty Writing Center for information...
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